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Baumgarten, J. (fl. 1861) Seat of War Manassas and its Vicinity

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05987.26 Author/Creator: Baumgarten, J. (fl. 1861) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Maps Date: 1861 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed map detailing the battleground of 18 and 21 July 1861 at the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run). Includes major roads and railroads, showing Washington D.C. on the right side. Contains descriptive text beneath the map. At the bottom is a manuscript note in pencil noting that the (unknown) writer forgot to enclose this map with a letter. It also discusses various supplies, including shirts and blankets. Printed by the Richmond Enquirer, engraved and drawn by Baumgarten.

People: Baumgarten, J., fl. 1861.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas), Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Surveying, Battle of Bull Run, Battle, Military Supplies, Clothing and Accessories

Sub Era: The American Civil War