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Baum, A. Clark (b. 1832) [Manuscript Civil War map of the Battle of Fredericksburg]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06013.02 Author/Creator: Baum, A. Clark (b. 1832) Place Written: Fredericksburg, Virginia Type: Map Date: circa December 1862 Pagination: 1 map : b & w ; 20 x 24.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Shows bridges, batteries, hospitals, positions of Confederate sharpshooters, the railroad and Falmouth Station, and various buildings, including Lacy House. Also shows the movement across a bridge of Captain Wesley Brainerd. There are photographs of Baum's regiment and its work in GLC05111.

Background Information: Adam Clark Baum (b. 1832) of Otsego, New York enlisted in Company S of the 50th Engineers Regiment of New York on 28 Aug 1862 at Albany as an assistant surgeon; he resigned 31 ...January 1865. See More

People: Baum, A. Clark, fl. 1832-1863

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryBattleBattle of FredericksburgUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaHospitalSurveying

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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