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[N.p. N.d, but ca. 1863]. - Manuscript map, 14 x 19 inches. Old folds. Some small loss at folds, evidence of older repairs present. Minor soiling. About very good. Framed. Manuscript map of the battlefield at Vicksburg and the camp of the 114th Illinois Infantry as of June 18, 1863, drawn by Lieutenant James T. Workman, a member of the regiment. The map indicates the movements of armies and skirmishes, including where Sherman's corps crossed the Big Black River on May 18th, 1863 and both Sherman and McPherson's route to Mill Springs. In the lower right corner, Workman notes that the flags indicate where battles were fought. Sites include Jackson, Raymond and "Bayou." In the lower left corner he notes: "The 114th Ills. left Duck Pt May 2nd, 1863 and marches as the figures denote; performing a march of 200 miles in 17 days and in the mean time was engaged in the Battle of Jackson and destroyed 10 miles of R. Road. The Regt. was engaged in front of the rebels works around V[icksbur]g from May 19th to 31st, losing in killed and wounded 16 men. The figures will show the present Camp of the 114th, June 18th." Two weeks later the Confederate forces at Vicksburg surrendered, on July 4, 1863. The 114th Illinois Infantry was formed in September 1862, and by November they were on active duty with Sherman's army, fighting throughout the South. A line guided by arrows traces the route of the 114th from Duck Point on the Mississippi River, along a bayou and across the river, to Rock Springs and Jackson before heading back west to the siege of Vicksburg. Workman survived the war and mustered out of the army in September 1864. A handsome and detailed manuscript map drawn by a Union soldier.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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