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 around North Anna River, Virginia, where an inconclusive battle of the American Civil War took place. "After the fighting at Spotsylvania Court House, Grant continued his Overland Offensive against Leeâ€™s Army of Northern Virginia. He was brought up short on the North Anna River by Leeâ€™s widely studied â€œhog snout line,â€ which forced Grant to divide his army into three parts in order to attack. On May 23, 1864, one of A.P. Hillâ€™s divisions assaulted the V Corps which had crossed the river at Jericho Mill, resulting in bloody see-saw fighting. On the 24th, Union infantry was repulsed at Ox Ford (the snout) but advanced to near the Doswell House on the Confederate right. Lee hoped to strike an offensive blow, but he was ill, and the opportunity for defeating an isolated part of the Federal army passed. Once the threat of Leeâ€™s position was revealed, Grant withdrew both wings of the army back across the North Anna River. Grant outflanked the position by moving downstream and continued his advance on Richmond." (source: nps.gov) This map shows Federal works in blue and Rebel works in red. This map is dated 1867 and engraved by Bien. Very good restored condition with some repaired tears and repaired paper loss in upper right corner. This map has been archivally cleaned, deacidified, and rebacked. Measures approx. 15.5 x 18.75 inches to the neatline.
Item Number: CIV029