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Briscoe, James C. (d. 1869) Position held by the 1st Divn. 3rd Corps After Having Repulsed the Enemy Decb. 13th 1862

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02630.02 Author/Creator: Briscoe, James C. (d. 1869) Place Written: Virginia Type: Map signed Date: 19 December 1862 Pagination: 1 map. : col. ; 27.8 x 36.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Map sent with a letter written by Union General David B. Birney (see GLC02630.01). Shows the Union position on the battlefield at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Various picket lines, topographical features, and the locations of troops under generals Doubleday, Birney, and Sickles appear. Shows General William B. Franklin's headquarters and pontoon bridges over the Rappahannock River at "The Folly." Fredericksburg is at the far right. Signed by Briscoe as First Lieutenant, acting engineer under Birney. Drawn at a scale of 500 yards to the inch. Date from letter.

Background Information: James C. Briscoe (d. 1869) enlisted in the 1st Infantry Regiment of New York on 23 April 1861. He served in various regiments throughout the war and was discharged from Company S, 188th ...Infantry Regiment of Pennsylvania on 14 December 1865. See More

People: Briscoe, James C., d. 1869
Birney, David Bell, 1825-1864

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle of FredericksburgGeography and Natural HistoryBattleCivil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaUnion ForcesUnion General

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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