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2013.027.006 | Augusta Museum of History

Map - Atlas of Civil War Sites, 1895

Artist/Creator

Compiled by Capt. Calvin D. Cowles

Date

1895

Description

Set of six booklets (2013.027.001-.007) plus one loose plate that contain different sets of maps and photographs. These full-color maps and sepia toned photographs were created in the 1890s to show the battle areas of the Civil War (1861-1865). It's official title for the set of maps is "Atlas / To Accompany the Official Records / of the Union and Confederate Armies" published under the direction of the Honorable Daniel S. Lamont, US Secretary of War.

Book One contains maps that highlight the battlefields in Chattanooga, Munfordville, Camp Nelson, Louisville (KY), Bowling Green (KY), Cincinnati, Covington (KY), Newport (KY), Petersburg (VA), Mobile (AL), Rappahannock Station (VA), Columbia (TN), and other sites.

Book Two contains photographs taken by Capt. Poe that highlight the battlefields, towns and prisons in various areas including Atlanta, Richmond (VA), Libby Prison, Post Hospital (City Point, Va.), Chattanooga, and Knoxville.

Book Three contains maps that highlight the battlefields, towns and buildings in various areas including Charleston (SC), Atlanta, New Berne [sic], Wilmington (NC), Fort Caswell (Cape Fear, NC), Forth Johnston (Smithville, NC), Augusta, Columbus (GA), Champion's Hill (MS), Averasborough (NC), Bentonville (NC), Savannah (GA), Appomattox, California, Nevada, Oregon and Idaho.

Book Four contains maps that highlight the states involved in the Civil War, including Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida.

Book Five contains maps that highlight the states involved in the Civil War, including Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida.

Book Six contains maps that depicts the states as they changed (altered borders) with the development of the war.

Loose plate that shows the Union's water tactics, such as floating bridges and blockades. It also shows the route of Union General Sherman's march throughout the southern states of Georgia and South Carolina.

The lithography maps and photographs were compiled by Capt. Calvin D. Cowles and produced by the Julius Bien Company of New York. The maps were printed by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C., in 1895.

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. Martha Claire Farmer.

Location

Storage

Object ID

2013.027.001-.007

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