Maker: Bien / US War Dept.
Antique Hand Colored Civil War battle map published by the US War Department. Shown on this map is the area in Virginia near Bermuda Hundred. Confederate forces are shown in red and Union (Federal) forces in blue. Very detailed and includes homesteads, mills, farms, and churches, and towns. The Bermuda Hundred campaign was a series of battles fought at the town of Bermuda Hundred, outside Richmond, Virginia, during May 1864 in the American Civil War. Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler, commanding the Army of the James, threatened Richmond from the east but was stopped by forces under Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. This map is dated 1867 and possibly by Bien, although the lithographer is not specifically noted, likely from the 1869 "Military Maps Illustrating the Operations of the Armies Of The Potomac & James May 4th 1864 to April 9th 1865...". Very good restored condition. This map has been archivally cleaned, deacidified, and rebacked. Some signs of age still visible including minor stains. Measures approx. 19 x 28.5 inches to the neatline.
Item Number: CIV251