Map of the battlefield of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1863 : First day's battle
- Map of the battlefield of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1863 : First day's battle
Following European military tradition, U.S. Army Engineers published maps for most major battles shortly after the war. However, the Gettysburg after-battle maps were not published until 1876. In comparison to the others, they are quite remarkable. Their production resulted from the collaboration of a civilian, John Bachelder, and a team of Army surveyors under the direction of noted mapmaker, Gen. G. K. Warren. These topographic surveys were so detailed that the resulting maps, issued at a scale of 1 inch equals 1,000 feet, used four-foot contours and shading to represent the terrain. Three maps, rather than one, documented the positions and movements of the armies during the course of the battle.
- Bachelder, John B. (John Badger), 1825-1894
- Bien, Julius, 1826-1909
- Neumann, Louis E.
- Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
- Name on Item:
Published by authority of the Hon. the Secretary of War, office of the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army, 1876 ; Positions of troops compiled and added for the Government by John B. Bachelder
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863--Maps
PennsylvaniaAdams (county)Gettysburg National Military Park
John B. Bachelder
- Notes (citation):
LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 325.
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.
Detailed topographic maps of the Gettysburg battlefield.
Drainage, vegetation, roads, railroads, fences, houses with names of residents, and a detailed plan of the town of Gettysburg is shown.
Topography engraved by Julius Bien ; Positions and lettering by Louis E. Neuman ; Printed by Endicott & Co.
- 1 map : col. ; 72 x 69 cm, on sheet 95 x 80 cm.
- Call #:
BPL Rare Books Dept. 20th Cab. 2.3.2
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