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Abbot, Henry L. (1831-1927) Campaign Maps Army of the Potomac, Map No. 1. Yorktown to Williamsburg [Manuscript map signed]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04355.02 Author/Creator: Abbot, Henry L. (1831-1927) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Map Date: 1862 Pagination: 1 map : b & w ; hand col.; 86 x 58 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04355.02 Author/Creator: Abbot, Henry L. (1831-1927) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Map Date: 1862 Pagination: 1 map : b & w ; hand col.; 86 x 58 cm.

Summary of Content: Title continues: "Prepared by Command of Maj. Gen. George B. Mc.Clellan U.S.A. Commd'g Army of the Potomac A.A. Humphreys Brig. Gen. and Chief of Top. Engr's." Accomplished on four pieces on joined wove paper. Photographed at the Coast Survey Office. Signed and inscribed in upper right corner "Genl Heintzelman Respects of Capt. Abbot." Henry Larcom Abbot of the First Topographical Engineers, who compiled this map, was an 1854 West Point graduate. Abbot was wounded at First Manassas; he reached the rank of brevet major general. Postwar, he served as a consulting engineer for the Panama Canal.

People: Abbot, Henry Larcom, 1831-1927

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion GeneralUnion ForcesSurveyingArmy of the Potomac

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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