American Heritage Battle Maps of the Civil War

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This new collection gathers together in a handsome convenient format some of the most instructive, attractive, and historically valuable maps ever made relating to seventeen major Civil War battles. The maps are supplemented throughout with other illustrations, including historically accurate, epic paintings by the celebrated artist Don Troiani. The centerpiece of the collection is a series of pictorial maps by David Greenspan which first appeared on the pages of Bruce Catton's 1960 classic The American Heritage ...
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Overview

This new collection gathers together in a handsome convenient format some of the most instructive, attractive, and historically valuable maps ever made relating to seventeen major Civil War battles. The maps are supplemented throughout with other illustrations, including historically accurate, epic paintings by the celebrated artist Don Troiani. The centerpiece of the collection is a series of pictorial maps by David Greenspan which first appeared on the pages of Bruce Catton's 1960 classic The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War. These full-color maps combine an artist's vision with the cartographer's discipline. The reader also sees battlefields from the perspective of aerial photographs provided by the U.S. High Altitude Photography Program, which convey battlefield topography in a way rarely available to the Civil War historian. The collection also features maps adapted from the 1959 two-volume West Point Atlas of American Wars, and the West Point Special Collections Library has provided a treasure trove of its historic battle maps, several never before published, which were drawn at the time of the battles or shortly thereafter. They offer us a reopened door on relics of a past which few readers can have known still exists. With its invaluable maps and concise text about each battle, Battle Maps of the Civil War is an important new addition to our understanding of the major campaigns of the war.
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Library Journal
Mapping the Civil War is a cottage industry that began during the war and has prospered ever since. In official reports and popular histories issued after the war, numerous maps gave military movement and battles a geographical clarity and purpose they often lacked for the soldiers fighting. In this useful compendium of maps, largely made up of David Greenspan's pictorial maps originally drawn for Bruce Catton's American Heritage Illustrated History of the Civil War (1960) and various hand-drawn and -printed wartime maps, the importance of maps in military history and in the history of the war becomes evident. The maps cover 15 major battles/campaigns, from Bull Run to Nashville--each introduced by a serviceable description of the engagement and supplemented by illustrations. Still, this book offers little that is new or surprising. Recommended only for those libraries that lack the Catton volume and The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War (1978) or other reliable collections of Civil War maps.-- Randall M. Miller, St. Joseph's Univ., Philadelphia
Denise Perry Donavin
For those who travel in person or by book to the sites of famous Civil War battles, here is a resource that will help them visualize events. There definitely is more tactical information here, including aerial photographs, than was available to wartime generals, some of whom fought without benefit of any maps of the terrain. Many of the maps included here are those created by David Greenspan for American Heritage in 1951. A summary of each battle or campaign is provided by O'Shea. He also supplies an overview of naval campaigns and brief biographies of eight Civil War generals.
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Full-color maps of 17 major Civil War battles--including Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, & Chickamauga--are the centerpiece of this authoritative narrative. Includes a special section on 8 generals, including Meade, Grant, Sherman, & Jackson. "A skillful integration of maps, photos, historical prints...and well-written description of major battles of the War."-- The Rebel Rouser. 9 1/2" x 12 3/4". Color & b&w photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571780584
  • Publisher: Council Oak Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Pages: 176

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2000

    Civil War

    This boook has the greatest maps that you can get from a civil war map book. It has detail and everything a map needs to be an outstanding map.

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