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Map of the battle field of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd, 3rd 1863.
Bachelder, John B. (John Badger), 1825-1894.
New edition 1883.
Publication Information:
[Washington, D.C.?] : Published by authority of the Hon. the Secretary of War, Office of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army ; Boston, Mass. : J.B. Bachelder, 1883.
Physical Description:
3 maps : color ; 71 x 68 cm
General Note:
"Positions of troops compiled by John B. Bachelder 1876."

"The survey was ordered by Brevet Major General A.A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers, and conducted under Brevet Major General G.K. Warren, Major of Engineers."

An extremely detailed topographic map with spot elevations and contours "given for every change of 4 feet in elevation." Drainage, vegetation, roads, railroads, fences, houses with names of residents, and a detailed plan of the town of Gettysburg are shown. "Every object is represented here as near as possible as it was at the time of the battle."

A very minute analysis of the deployment of the various units of both armies, with the names of commanding officers, period of time spent in a particular position, and other pertinent information is given. Dotted lines and arrows indicate the movements of the troops, and the positions at various times of the day are shown by symbols explained in the legend.
First day's battle -- Second day's battle -- Third day's battle.
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