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Meister, C. (fl. 1862) [Manuscript Civil War map of Murfreesboro, Tennessee]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02588 Author/Creator: Meister, C. (fl. 1862) Place Written: Murfreesboro, Tennessee Type: Map signed Date: 29 December 1862 Pagination: 1 p. : color ; 18 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Shows Murfreesboro and the areas north and west of it, along with names of property owners. Drawn shortly before the Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro), providing evidence that General Braxton Bragg originally planned to attack the Union forces from the left (the area north of Murfreesboro), but changed his mind on 30 December and attacked from the right the following day. Meister was assistant engineer and draftsman serving under Bragg. Accompanied by blank paper leaf.

People: Meisser, C., fl. 1862

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro)Geography and Natural HistoryCivil WarMilitary HistoryBattleUnion ForcesConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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