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[Washington]: Charles G. Krebs, lithographer, [1863]. - Map, 24 x 19 inches. Matted. Minor soiling and wear. Near fine. Map compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey Office, executed by Charles G. Krebs in Washington, showing the military operations surrounding the siege of Vicksburg. The map extends from just west of Vicksburg to just east of Jackson, with Natchez and the northern border of Louisiana marking the north and south boundaries of the map. All the major roads and railroads are delineated, as are the many rivers and streams. A red printed line shows the path of General Grant's army; troop emplacements and Union victories are likewise printed in red, with each victory marked by a small American flag. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the Government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, but also drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble to most detailed possible maps detailing places, roads, railroads, natural features. A fine copy of a map detailing this important Union victory. LC CIVIL WAR MAPS 290.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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