Boxed set containing two maps: 1. The First Day's Battlefield Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg Pennsylvania 1863 The stage is set for the greatest battle ever fought on the North American continent. Scale: 1" = 800' Map Image: 141/2" x 20" Overall Size: 18" X 28" Style: Watercolor and colored pencil map showing crops, fences, houses, farms, watercourses, woods and significant terrain on the northern half of the field. No troop movements depicted. Reverse side: Includes a short monograph on the Gettysburg campaign and one describing the Civil War and its maps. Reproductions include an 1858 map of Adams County, a sketch map made during the battle by Charles W. Reed and a John B. Bachelder map entitled "Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. First Day."
2. The Second and Third Day's Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 1863 The classic battle of the Civil War and the sight of the most famous charge in history. Scale: 1"=800' Map Image: 20" x 17" Overall size 18"x28" Style: Watercolor and color pencil map showing crops, fences, houses, farms, watercourses, woods and significant terrain on the southern half of the field. No troop movements depicted. Reverse side: Text contains a brief monograph on the fighting over the three days as well as a biographical sketch of Captain William Henry Paine, a Union topographical engineer. Eight maps of Gettysburg from the Paine collection in the National Archives are reproduced probably for the first time. Packaged in a reusable box. A History Book Club Selection.
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Earl B. McElfresh is a graduate of St. Lawrence University. He is the author of the acclaimed book Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War, a main selection of History Book Club. His maps are included in collections throughout the country including the Harvard College Map Collection. He has lectured on his maps and Civil War mapmaking at the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and the Warburg Institute in London. He lives in Olean, NY.
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Book Description McElfresh Map Company, 1994. Map. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111885294077