Map to illustrate the battle of Bull Run, Stone Bridge or Manassas Plains


Map to illustrate the battle of Bull Run, Stone Bridge or Manassas Plains

Item Information

Title:
Map to illustrate the battle of Bull Run, Stone Bridge or Manassas Plains
Description:
Torn in Two: This map, prepared by a Union artillery officer, focuses less on the battle action, but demonstrates its strategic significance in relation to Washington, DC. Charged with defending the nation’s capital, Union troops hoped to gain a quick victory over Confederate troops. Anticipating that a Union victory would bring a speedy end to the war, citizens from the nation’s capital came in carriages with picnic lunches to watch the action. Unfortunately, the poorly trained Union troops suffered a humiliating defeat, and both sides realized that the war would not be resolved quickly. Other names used for the battle, as reflected in the map’s title, were Stone Bridge and Manassas Plains. Another battle occurred in the same area, August 29-30, 1862, and subsequently was known as the Second Battle of Bull Run or Manassas.
Creator:
Barry, William F. (William Farquhar), 1818-1879
Name on Item:
engraved for the "Record.".
Date:
[1862]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861--Maps
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns--Maps
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
Places:
VirginiaManassas
Publisher:
New York : G.P. Putnam
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Below map: Explanations and references prepared for the "Record" by Brig.-Gen. W.F. Barry, U.S.A. chief of artillery.
In lower right corner of map: Richardson, N.Y.
Map covers area from Washington to Groveton.
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.
Extent:
1 map ; 17 x 28 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006550
Call #:
G3884.M25 1861 .M361
Barcode:
39999059026474
Terms of Use:
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