Map of the battlefield of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1863 : Third day's battle


Map of the battlefield of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1863

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Title:
Map of the battlefield of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1863 : Third day's battle
Description:
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.
Creator:
Bachelder, John B. (John Badger), 1825-1894
Contributor:
Bien, Julius, 1826-1909
Contributor:
Neumann, Louis E.
Contributor:
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
Date:
1876
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Subjects:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863--Maps
Gettysburg (Pa.)--Maps
Places:
PennsylvaniaAdams (county)Gettysburg National Military Park
Publisher:
Boston : John B. Bachelder
Notes (citation):
LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 325.
Notes:
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.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 72 x 69 cm, on sheet 95 x 80 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:12,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_007207
Call #:
PS2017 .B38 1901
Barcode:
39999059030112
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