Battles & Campaigns Lt General Grant's 1864 to1865 Campaign in Central Virginia 1866

Catalog Number 51733
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Short Title:

Lt. Gen.Grant’s 1864–65 Campaign in Central Virginia

Full Title:

“Central Virginia showing Lieut. Gen’l U.S. Grant’s Campaign and Marches of the Armies under his Command in 1864–5. Engineer Bureau War Dept. Prepared by Order of the Secretary of War For the Officers of the U.S. Army under the command of Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant. 39th Cong. 1st Sess. Report of the Chief Engineer U.S.A. Bowen & Co. Lith. Philada. No. 11.”


House of Representatives. 39th Congress, 1st Sessions, Ex. Doc. No. 1. Message of the President of the United States, and Accompanying Documents, to the Two Houses of Congress, at The Commencement of the First Session of The Thirty–Ninth Congress. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1886. Report of The Secretary of War, In Two Volumes. Vol. I. Report of The Secretary of War, 1865. War Department, Washington City, November 22, 1865.” (N.B. Please refer to Pages 41 and 42 concerning the Report of the Chief Engineer)

Size of Map:

80 x 58.5 cm. approximately (31.5 x 23 in.)


This multi–page hand–colored map presents Central Virginia showing Lieut. General U.S. Grant’s Campaign and Marches of the Armies under his Command in 1864–5. Map is in English. Longitudinal and Latitudinal lines are clearly marked. Bodies of Water featured include The James River, Chesapeake River, Shenandoah River and Rappahannock River. No compass rose is provided. Map orientation indicates North at the top. Distance scale in miles is found in upper left corner just below the map title. Legend found just under Distance Scale includes coloured lines and patterns identifying the 19th, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 18th, 10th and the combined 24th and 25th Corps, as well as the “Cavalry” and “Gen. Sheridans Cavalry.” Below the Legend is found the Seal of the Corps of Engineers (formerly, the U.S. Corps of Topographical Engineers; currently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) with their motto “Essayons” (Let us Try) below it. Major troop movements and routes, cities, towns, rivers and geographic terrain are identified. Provenance: Small older set of penciled filing numbers are found on the lower right corner of the verso.


Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition Vol. (A  - D), p. 177; LOC G3881.SF 1865.U51 CW 515; Rumsey 3854.000 (Army Corps of Engineers version);

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