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Gorsuch, Joseph B. (1834-1908) [Depiction of the battle of Chickasaw Bayou]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00653.09.02 Author/Creator: Gorsuch, Joseph B. (1834-1908) Place Written: s.l. Type: Map Date: circa 5 January 1862 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.3 x 12.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Drawn by Gorsuch, Captain of the 83rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Depicts the Yazoo River, fleet location, Confederate fortifications, Chickasaw Bayou, the Mississippi River, and the Vicksburg Texas Railroad, among other details. Indicates the line of battle, position of Gorsuch's regiment, and Union batteries. This map is possibly the map transmitted within a letter Gorsuch wrote to his uncle Joseph Curtis 5 January 1863 (refer to GLC00653.09.01). Fragile, including a slightly torn crease.

People: Gorsuch, Joseph B., d. 1864
Curtis, Joseph, fl. 1818-1863

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: BattleCivil WarMilitary HistoryInfantryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterGeography and Natural HistoryFortificationNavyRailroad

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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