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Great Maps of the Civil War

Pivotal Battles and Campaigns Featuring 32 Removable Maps

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$39.99
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When Union General George McClellan marched toward the Confederate capital of Richmond in 1862, he encountered the Warwick River "where it wasn't supposed to be." McClellan was following a map created by an esteemed topographer, but the map was wrong!

"The Cram Map" that McClellan was using is one of the removable maps in Great Maps of the Civil War. So is the map Union Gen. James B. McPherson was carrying when he was killed on July 22, 1864, just east of Atlanta.

"Commanders moving their armies . . . often had to advance slowly, groping their way blindly," says William Miller. "They used what maps they could find, but most contained serious errors. . . . Studies of Civil War maps usually focus on handsome, postbattle maps of battlefields. . . . While these maps explain how a battle was fought, they do nothing to help us answer the questions about why a battle or campaign was conducted as it was." The maps in Great Maps of the Civil War are the ones the commanders actually used or were likely to have been available to them.

Contributor(s) William J. Miller
About the Contributor(s) William J. Miller
William J. Miller is the author of Mapping for Stonewall: The Civil War Service of Jed Hotchkiss, winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award for best nonfiction Civil War book of the year, and considered the best study of the most famous mapmaker of the Civil War. A former editor of Civil War Magazine, Miller has written or edited seven books and published more than 100 articles on the conflict. A strong advocate of battlefield preservation, Miller leads map-based tours of Virginia's battlefields at every opportunity.
UPC 031869001433
ISBN-10 1558539999
ISBN-13 9781558539990
Release Date Oct 21, 2004
Weight (lbs) 3.2400
Height 10.3
Width 12.4
Length 76
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $39.99
Color Multicolor
Series Museum in a Book
Format Hardcover
Specific Color Full-Color
Language English

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