Title: Official Military Atlas of the Civil War
Publisher: U.S.A.: Fairfax Press
Publication Date: 1983
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
RARE Highly Collectible 1984 Out-Of Print, Random House’s reprint of US government’s Official Atlas originally published in 1891. 1984 1st Edition of reprint is in NEW,GIFT QUALITY CONDITION. Only buy from sellers who fully describe their books;avoid undisclosed surprises or the need to email for key, missing details. Unclipped pictorial DJ is immaculate, unfaded, fresh and NEAR FLAWLESS. Only flaw is white, pea-sized scuff near bottom of DJ edge. DJ otherwise shows no shelfwear of any kind; no rips, rubs, chips, tears, creases, stains, etc. and is now in complimentary, clear, archival-quality jacket made by Brodart (easily removable). AS NEW Book is immaculate, fresh and completely unmarked-no remainder or publisher marks on book edge; no bookseller stamps, stickers, or notes; no prior owner signatures, gift inscriptions, notes, bookplates; no soiling, dog-eared missing or torn pages. Red coverboards; gilt titles, straight, unhumped spine; pointed corners, and endpapers are impeccable. Immaculate pages are white, crisp,fresh and unmarked; there is no trace of age toning of pages. Random House has published in a single volume the Official record of the War with maps of each campaign, accompanied with an invaluable index to each map. Unusual to find a copy of this rare book in such Fine, surprisingly well-preserved condition. This is a VERY FINE sharp, tight, collector's copy. Not X-Lib,BCE or remainder. Ships immediately, wrapped professionally and shipped in plain, sturdy,hard box with special protective padding by an experienced rare book dealer. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16471008973
Synopsis: This volume contains 821 maps, 106, engravings and 209 drawings. From its front flap: "After the Civil War, the U.S. Government and the Army embarked on a landmark joint endeavor. For the first time in American history, the federal government itself - led by the Army - compiled a military history. The history was composed of all of the official military documents from both sides of the war, and it proved to be a massive production. It was called 'War of the Rebellion: A compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies' and referred to as the 'Official Records', or 'O.R.'. It contained official reports, letters, telegrams, strength returns, and casualty lists, covering all theaters throughout the war. The Army then got together the official military maps to supplement the O.R. This was called 'The Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies'. The maps had been drawn during the war by engineers, draftsmen, and sometimes even generals themselves for actual military use. Only a few maps, drawn later by cartographers, were added for historical purposes. Tactical and strategic maps indicate troop dispositions; defense lines, redoubts, and fortifications of key sites are clearly shown. Terrain maps often contain picket positions, signal stations, and lines of march. Some are rough sketches, some cartographic masterpieces. All are informative and reveal the knowledge - or lack of knowledge - that both sides possessed about the terrain, and the strength and the position of opposing troops. The index to maps is an invaluable aid. It refers to campaigns and battles, rivers, creeks, lakes, bays, islands, bridges, fords, ferries, landings, roads, railroads, mountains, towns, churches, forts, and much more. In this reprint, the index the and maps are conveniently bound in one volume. Here, in brief, is a completely indispensable tool for both historian and Civil War buff, reproduced with absolute precision and fidelity."
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