THE BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE

 

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AUTHOR:

MICHLER, BVT. BRIG. GEN.

TITLE:

Spottsylvania Court House from surveys under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler, Major of Engineers … 1867. NY Lithographing, Engraving & Printing Co. Julius Bien Supt.

CONDITION:

Photolithograph with period color, 20” x 31-1/4“ Lined, three small tears to lower margin, otherwise near fine condition.

DATE:

1867

DESCRIPTION:

After the Battle of the Wilderness, Lee entrenched his army at the critical crossroads of Spotsylvania Court House. The Confederate lines ultimately stretched for four miles, and Grant spent the better part of May 1864 attempting to dislodge the Confederates from their position. Although the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was inconclusive, in terms of casualties, it was the costliest of Grant’s 1864 campaign.

Nathaniel Michler was in charge of the Topographical Department in the Army of the Potomac from September 1863 until the surrender at Appomattox in April 1865. The map was the work of Michler’s outstanding staff of topographical engineers. The map was printed under the direction of Julius Bien, recognized as one of the finest map printers of his time.

REFERENCES:

Stephenson, Civil War Maps, 658.2

Inventory No. 7258

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