THE DEFENSES OF RICHMOND

 

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AUTHOR:

WEYSS, MAJ. J. E., ETC.

TITLE:

Richmond 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, 21-7/8” x 33-1/8”. Lined, near fine condition.

DATE:

1867

DESCRIPTION:

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.

This minutely detailed, close-up look at the environs of Richmond was specifically designed to show the elaborate Confederate works around the city as of the summer of 1864. The Confederate and Union lines at nearby Cold Harbor, where the last Southern victory of the war was won in June 1864, are also shown. Every existing street and building in Richmond are carefully laid down, and virtually all of the farms and plantations in the surrounding countryside are identified by the owner’s name.

REFERENCES:

Stephenson, Civil War Maps, 632.8

Inventory No. 7263

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