The Field of Battle.
The Field of Battle and Prominent US Generals. The Field of Battle and Prominent Union Generals is one of the most picturesque maps in the collection, detailing the main theatres of conflict in the Confederacy, with each state broken up by counties, and surrounded by virtually all of the main Union Army generals that would have been well known to viewers in 1864 when this map was published in New York by Ensign & Bridgman. The generals are mostly all arranged close to the areas where they were conducting operations at the time of the map’s production, for example Generals Grant and Sherman are close to Georgia and South Carolina. Union Navy generals are also pictured, such as General David Farragut who can be seen close to the Georgia coastline.
Ensign & Bridgman
War Chart of the Southern States.
War Chart of the Southern States. Published in 1862 by B.B. Russell in Boston, War Chart of the Southern States details the cities, towns, rivers, railroads and marked roads in the Confederacy (with the exception of Texas). The portrait at the bottom right of the map is of the Battle of Hampton Roads, which took place over two days in March 1862 off the Virginian coastline. The naval battle was famous for the fight between the USS Monitor, seen in the foreground of the image, and the CSS Merrimac (sometimes referred to as the CSS Virginia due to the fact that it was built from composite parts of Confederate ships). As can be seen in the image, these ships were ‘ironclads’, built with iron and steel armoured plates. Originally a British naval design, the Civil War witnessed the first clash of these ships at the Battle of Hampton Roads, resulting in worldwide attention on this aspect of naval warfare in America. Arguably the battle between the Monitor and Merrimac was the most famous naval event of the conflict and there are numerous contemporary cultural references to the engagement in items produced during the war. The battle itself was inconclusive, although the Union suffered more casualties than their Confederate counterparts.
The Model War Map
The Model War Map, giving the Southern and Middle States, with all their Water and Railroad Connections. This map, published by Prang in 1862, shows the eastern coast condensed so that the focus is on the middle states of America from Iowa to Florida. The map shows railway routes, though it is noticeable how many stop before reaching the left hand side of the map, highlighting how railway building across the country was ongoing at the time of the Civil War. The tables on the right hand side of the map detail routes and distances from major cities and towns, 1860 population statistics, the slave population of slave-holding states and the number of men eligible to vote in each state.
Map, shewing the Entire Field of Operations under Grant, Sherman & Thomas
Map, shewing the Entire Field of Operations under Grant, Sherman & Thomas. Published in London by Bacon & Co., this image of a Map Shewing the Entire Field of Operations, Under Grant, Sherman & Thomas details the Deep South Confederate States, principally of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, as well Virginia and the Union state of Kentucky. These areas witnessed the Union Army push in the last year and a half of the war, under the leadership of General Ulysses S. Grant. General George H. Thomas predominately fought in the western theatre of the conflict, while General William T. Sherman was responsible for the Army’s ultimately devastating march through the Southern states in 1864 and 1865. His marches through Georgia and the Carolinas, which crippled the home–front, remain a vital part of Civil War military history and Southern memory of the conflict.
Bacon & Co.
Railway Map of the Southern States, showing the Railway Lines, their Stations and intermediate distances between Louisville and the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic Coast, etc. Scale of miles, 20 to one inch.
Railway Map of the Southern States, showing the Railway Lines, their Stations and intermediate distances between Louisville and the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic Coast, etc.