Washington, D.C: War Department, Office of the Chief of Engineers [Lithographed by Julius Bien, New York], .
First Edition. Prepared under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler, Major of Engineers, and Bvt. Lieut. Col. P.S. Michie, Capt. of Engineers. 16 maps on 17 sheets. All but one double-page. Folio (23-5/8 x 18-1/2 inches). Unbound sheets. Light stains at top edges of several maps, title with tape repair Phillips Atlases 3688 (listing only 15 maps); Civil War Maps 518; Stephenson and McKee "Virginia in Maps," p. 194: "Topographers had already surveyed more than 1300 miles and issued more than 1200 maps prior to the army's passage over the Rapidan River on the night of 3-4 May, 1864, the beginning of U.S. Grant's major offensive in Virginia that led from the Battle of the Wilderness on 5 and 6 May to the ten-month siege of Petersburg beginning in mid-June and finally to R.E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox on 9 April 1865. [Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel] Michler's men made more than 1600 photographic sketches between the time of the river crossing and 30 July 1864. The vast number of surveys that Michler directed led to the publication [of this atlas]." Item #267611
The topographic maps comprise:
1A. Gettsburg to Appomattox Court House (northern)
1B Gettysburg to Appomattox Court House (southern)
4. The Wilderness
6. North Anna (single page)
8. Cold Harbor
10. Bermuda Hundred
11. Petersburg and Five Forks
12. Jetersville and Sailor's Creek
13. High Bridge
14. Appomattox Court House
16. Harper's Ferry.
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