Maker: Bien / US War Dept.
Antique Civil War battle map published by the US War Department. Shown on this map is the area in Virginia near Chancellorsville where the Battle of Chancellorsville took place. Very detailed and includes homesteads, mills, farms, and churches, as well as Chancellorsville. Chancellorsville is known as Lee's "perfect battle" because his risky decision to divide his army in the presence of a much larger enemy force resulted in a significant Confederate victory. The victory, a product of Lee's audacity and Hooker's timid decision-making, was tempered by heavy casualties, including Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. 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 and edge damage. The printing of the map is generally very clear and crisp, but some of the text outside of the map is not as crisp, such as the writing outside the neatline on the bottom. Measures approx. 19.75 x 34 inches to the neatline.
Item Number: CIV032