War maps and diagrams
- War maps and diagrams
Torn in Two: During the Civil War, more than 2,000 maps appeared in northern daily newspapers, representing a remarkable increase in number and variety. They ranged from large-scale plans of fortifications and battles to small-scale campaign and theater of war maps. Prior to the war, maps rarely appeared in American newspapers, and those that did tended to be small and diagrammatic. This variety is well represented in an eight-page map supplement published by The New York Herald. The supplement’s front page displays a general reference map highlighting the naval blockade of the southeastern coast, while the opposing page presents two more detailed maps depicting New Orleans and the Lower Potomac. There are an additional fifteen maps in the supplement, including a large-scale depiction of Richmond and several plans of South Carolina fortifications.
- Hall, Edward S., b. ca. 1840
- New York herald
- Name on Item:
drawn by E.S. Hall
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
New Orleans (La.)--Maps
LouisianaOrleans (county)New Orleans
New York :
Engraved by Waters & Son
Part of a set of maps appearing in the New York Herald, November 16, 1861.
Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.
- 3 maps on 1 sheet ; 52 x 74 cm.
- Table of Contents:
Our naval and military operations at a glance : the coast and land line of the rebellious states, the Union blockade of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast, the rebel batteries on the Mississippi, the forts on the southern sea line
Map of New Orleans and surrounding country
The lower Potomac.
- Call #:
G3701.S5 1861 .W37
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