Two (2) Rare Civil War related Tennessee Maps. 1st item: Knoxville Civil War Map, Poe, Orlando; "Topographical map of the approaches and defenses of Knoxville. E. Tennessee, showing the positions occupied by the United States & Confederate forces during the siege. Surveyed by the direction of Capt. O.M. Poe Chf Engr, Dept. of the Ohio during Dec, Jan. & Feb 1863-64. Published by the authority of the Hon. Secretary of War in the Office of the Chief Engineers, U.S. Army". At bottom of lower left margin is printed "The Graphic Co. Proto-Lith. 39&41 Park Place, N.Y.". Image – 26" H x 30" W. Sheet – 30" H x 40" W. Rare. Ref. Stephenson # 427. Note: In the 1860s and 1870s, the War Department issued lithographed maps made from hand drawn maps its engineers had drawn during the war. These relatively rare maps were loose sheets of various sizes, not part of atlases or books, although some of them were similar to the maps issued in official reports. Many of them served as the basis for the maps in the official Civil War Atlas published in the 1890s. 2nd item: Battle of Nashville. Scarce 1895 map, "The Battle Fields In Front of Nashville, Tenn., where the United States forces, commanded by Major-General Geo. H. Thomas, defeated and routed the rebel army under General Hood, December 15th and 16th 1864". Surveyed and drawn under the direction of Gen. Tower by M. Peseux, C.S. Mergell, United States War Department. Issued as part of The Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate armies of the Civil War. Shows positions of troops commanded by Generals Hood, Schofield, Cruft, Wood, Smith, Steedman and others in relation to major thoroughfares such as Hillsboro Pike, Granny White Pike, Charlotte Pike, Franklin Pike and Murfreesborough Pike, and summarizes the events of the two day battle. 12" x 10-1/4". CONDITION: 1st item: Some chipping/ losses in the lower left margin not affecting the image. 2nd item: Light toning; seam is joined with document tape.
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