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 of Richmond, Virginia, which served as the capital of the Confederate States of America for almost the whole of the American Civil War. Due to its symbolic and strategic importance to the Confederate war effort, it was the target of numerous attempts by the Union Army to seize possession of the capital, most notably during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 and the Overland Campaign of 1864. The city finally fell to Union forces on April 3, 1865. This map is dated 1867 and possibly by Bien, although the lithographer is not specifically noted. Very good restored condition. This map has been archivally cleaned, deacidified, and rebacked. Measures approx. 21.5 x 33 inches to the neatline. **NOTE- because this map requires extra insurance for shipping, an additional charge will appear on your card after your original purchase. If you would like to know what that charge will be, please contact us.**
Item Number: CIV026