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
- 1 map : col. ; 72 x 69 cm, on sheet 95 x 80 cm.
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John B. Bachelder
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.
- Notes (citation):
LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 325.
- Notes (exhibitions):
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.
- Call #:
BPL Rare Books Dept. 20th Cab. 2.3.2