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Gilmer. Facsimile Confederate Maps. 1861-1865 / 1989.

[Collection of 67 facsimile Civil War maps on 94 sheets].

Uniform 24" by 36" sheet size on acid-free poster stock, reproduced in black and white from the collection of the originals now held by the Virginia Historical Society. These 94 numbered and boxed reproductions were made from manuscript maps of the early 1860s and include a wealth of topographic detail - roads, bridges, waterways, and major buildings, and also identify farms and plantations by owners’ surnames. Surveyed and drawn during the period 1861 to 1865. Several of the maps are multi-sheet. The box is labeled “Confederate Engineers’ Maps / Jeremy Francis Gilmer / Virginia Historical Society”. Includes an 11-page brochure describing the collection, with a table of contents, an index listing the sheets on which counties are to be found, and a list of surveyors and engineers whose names appear on the maps (which are identified by number). The name Albert H Campbell appears most frequently.

The originals were produced by the Engineer Bureau of the Confederate States War Department under the supervision of its chief, Jeremy Francis Gilmer (1818-1883). Gilmer, a West Point graduate and engineer in the prewar United States Army, became Chief of the Engineer Bureau of the Confederate War Department in September 1862. He was stationed at Richmond with the rank of Brigadier General. He held the position through the end of the Civil War, rising to the rank of Major General.

On April 2, 1865, President Davis, his Cabinet, and the Confederate defenders abandoned Richmond on the recommendation of General Robert E. Lee. Davis and his cabinet fled south on the last open railroad line, the Richmond and Danville. The retreating Confederate soldiers were ordered to set fire to bridges, the armory, and warehouses containing supplies as they left. The fire spread out of control, and large parts of downtown Richmond, except for the Capitol, were destroyed.

“Gilmer saved a number of the maps produced under his supervision from the flames that destroyed a large portion of Richmond in 1865. The bulk of the society's collection of sixty-seven of these so-called "Gilmer Maps" are among those salvaged by the general himself. His daughter, Louisa Porter (Gilmer) Minis donated sixty-three to the society in 1911, the other four came into the collection by other means.” (Virginia Historical Society)

Boxed flat in a labeled box plus a shipping box; never folded. Extra shipping cost.

List of short titles taken from the lower left corner of the sheets:

VIRGINIA:

1. Albemarle County, 1864
2. Amelia County, 1864
3. Amelia County, 1864 (1 of 2)
4. Amelia County, 1864 (2 of 2)
5. Bedford County, 1864
6. Bedford County, 1864
7. Botetourt County, 1864
8. Botetourt County, 1864
9. Botetourt County (Southwest Section), 1864
10. Botetourt County (Northeast Section), 1864
11. Brunswick County, 1864
12. Campbell County, 1864
13. Caroline and Surrounding Counties, 1863 (1 of 6)
14. Caroline and Surrounding Counties, 1863 (2 of 6)
15. Caroline and Surrounding Counties, 1863 (3 of 6)
16. Caroline and Surrounding Counties, 1863 (4 of 6)
17. Caroline and Surrounding Counties, 1863 (5 of 6)
18. Caroline and Surrounding Counties, 1863 (6 of 6)
19. Caroline County, 1864
20. Central Virginia, 1863
21. Charlotte County, 1864
22. Chesterfield County, 1862-63 (1 of 2)
23. Chesterfield County, 1862-63 (2 of 2)
24. Chesterfield County, 1864 (1 of 2)
25. Chesterfield County, 1864 (2 of 2)
26. Drewry’s Bluff, Chesterfield County, 1864
27. Craig, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, 1864 (1 of 2)
28. Craig, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, 1864 (2 of 2)
29. Cumberland County, 1864
30. Dinwiddie County, 1864
31. Eastern Virginia, 1864 (1 of 6)
32. Eastern Virginia, 1864 (2 of 6)
33. Eastern Virginia, 1864 (3 of 6)
34. Eastern Virginia, 1864 (4 of 6)
35. Eastern Virginia, 1864 (5 of 6)
36. Eastern Virginia, 1864 (6 of 6)
37. Fauquier County, 1863
38. Fluvanna County, 1863
39. Goochland County, 1863
40. Greensville County, 1863 (1 of 2)
41. Greensville County, 1863 (2 of 2)
42. Greensville County, 1863 (1 of 2)
43. Greensville County, 1863 (2 of 2)
44. Greensville County, 1864
45. Hanover County, 1864
46. Henrico County, 1862
47. Isle of Wight County, 1861
48. Fort Huger, Hardy’s Bluff, Isle of Wight, 1863
49. Fort Huger, Isle of Wight County, and Mulberry Point Battery, Warwick County, 1863
50. James River and Kanawha Canal, 1863 (1 of 2)
51. James River and Kanawha Canal, 1863 (2 of 2)
52. King William County, 1865
53. Louisa County, 1863
54. Lynchburg and Vicinity, 1864 (1 of 2)
55. Lynchburg and Vicinity, 1864 (2 of 2)
56. Mecklenburg County, 1864 57. Mecklenburg, Brunswick, and Greensville Counties, 1864
58. Montgomery County, 1864
59. Nelson and Surrounding Counties, 1863
60. New Kent, Charles City, James City, and York Counties, 1863 (1 of 2)
61. New Kent, Charles City, James City, and York Counties, 1863 (2 of 2)
62. Nottoway County, 1864
63. Orange County, 1864
64. Petersburg and Vicinity, 1864
65. Powhatan County, 1864
66. Prince Edward County, 1864
67. Prince George County, 1863
68. Richmond and York River Railroad, 1864 (1 of 2)
69. Richmond and York River Railroad, 1864 (2 of 2)
70. Roanoke County, 1865 (1 of 2)
71. Roanoke County, 1865 (2 of 2)
72. Roanoke County, 1864
73. Rockbridge County, 1863
74. Rockbridge County (Section Number I), 1863
75. Rockbridge County (Section Number II), 1863
76. Rockbridge County (Section Number III), 1863
77. Lower Shenandoah Valley I, 1864
78. Lower Shenandoah Valley I, 1864 (1 of 3)
79. Lower Shenandoah Valley I, 1864 (2 of 3)
80. Lower Shenandoah Valley I, 1864 (3 of 3)
81. South Side of James River, 1864 (1 of 2)
82. South Side of James River, 1864 (2 of 2)
83. Spotsylvania and Surrounding Counties, 1864
84. Stafford County, 1863 (1 of 2)
85. Stafford County, 1863 (2 of 2)
86. Surry, Sussex, and Southampton Counties, 1863 (1 of 2)
87. Surry, Sussex, and Southampton Counties, 1863 (2 of 2)
88. Western and Southwestern Virginia, 1862
NORTH CAROLINA:
89. Bertie County, North Carolina, 1863
90. Bertie County, North Carolina, 1863 (1 of 2)
91. Bertie County, North Carolina, 1863 (2 of 2)
92. Brunswick County, North Carolina, 1863
93. Eastern North Carolina, 1864
94. Hertford and Part of Northampton and Bertie Counties, North Carolina, 1863.

Sold as a set of 94 sheets. Individual sheets are not available.

Stock number: N2240
$US 800.00


CIVIL WAR - OHIO RIVER. Coast Survey. 1864.

Ohio River between Mound City and Cairo ... A. D. Bache, Supdt.... Rear Admiral D. D. Porter ... 1864.

Published 1866. 15"h x 22"w. Large scale (1 mile to 2 3/4 inches). Slight browning at two fold lines; good. Stephenson 213.5.

This map was surveyed and prepared during the Civil War under order of Rear Admiral Porter, Commander of the Mississippi Squadron, so military and industrial facilities are emphasized. North is to the right on this map, so Illinois is at the top and Kentucky at the bottom. Mound City, Illinois, is at the right and includes a naval depot, a hospital and a rail line. At the left is Cairo, Illinois. Ft. Cairo is at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The Illinois Central RR comes into Cairo and to the fort.

Stock number: N2155
$US 35.00


CIVIL WAR - GEN. PORTER'S TRIAL. Events of 1862.

Board Map, No. 1. Map of Battle-Grounds of August 28th., 29th., & 30th., 1862 in the Vicinity of Groveton, Prince William Co., Va. Made by the authority of the Hon. G. W. McCrary, Secretary of War. Surveyed in June 1878 by Bvt. Maj. Gen. G. K. Warren ...

30"h x 26"w. Troop positions overprinted in color. Bears a "Note" under the scale. Similar to Stephenson 577.5.

For General Fitz-John Porter's trial growing out of the battle of Second Manassas (2nd Bull Run).

Stock number: N7193
$US 125.00
 
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