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Bacon & Co. (fl. 1864) Bacon's Large Print War Map Showing 50 Miles round Washington and Richmond

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04175 Author/Creator: Bacon & Co. (fl. 1864) Place Written: London, England Type: Maps Date: circa 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Shows major towns, waterways, and railroads. Concentric circles with intervals of ten miles each surround both Washington and Richmond. A red line shows General Ulysses S. Grant's route from Fredericksburg to Petersburg, Virginia, and a blue line shows General Robert E. Lee's movements. Crossed swords along the routes indicate battle sites.

People: Bacon & Co., fl. 1864.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of Petersburg, Civil War, Military History, Battle, Union Forces, Union General, Confederate States of America, Confederate General or Leader

Sub Era: The American Civil War