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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2015.20.6
Object Name Map
Description "Map of the Battle-field of Chattanooga, Plate XLIX from Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865.," printed by the Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1891-1895; lithograph by C. S. Mergell and E. Hergesheimer.
A series of five Civil War battle maps on a single sheet, drawn from original field maps.
Inscriptions:
(Map 1, upper left): MAP OF THE BATTLE-FIELD OF CHATTANOOGA / Prepared to accompany report of MAJ. GEN. U. S. GRANT / by direction of Brig. Gen. W. F. Smith / Chief Engr Milit.y Div. Miss. / 1864 / compiled and drawn by C. S. Mergell / position of troops etc. drawn by E. Hergesheimer / Topogr. Engrs Office / Army of the Cumberland, Chattanooga, Tenn. / January 23, 1864.

(Map 2, center right): Map accompanying report of Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard. (Center): Accompanying report of Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, U. S. Army. Series 1 Vol. XXXI Part 2. Page 355.

(Map 3, lower center): McPherson's Crossing at Roswell. From original in possession of Gen. W. T. Sherman. Series 1 Vol. XXXVIII.

(Map 4, lower center right): C. W. SKINNER (MAJOR 3d OHIO CAV. / TOP. Eng. 2nd Cav. Div.) / Accompanying letter of Brig. Gen. Garrard, U. S. Army Series 1 Vol. XXXVIII Part 4 Page 505

(Map 5, lower right): Marked "Schofield" in Gen. Sherman's handwriting / from original in possession of Gen. W. T. Sherman / Series 1 Vol. XXXVIII Part 2 Page 515

(bottom right): Julius Bien & Co. Lith., NY
Title Map of the Battle-field of Chattanooga.
Date 1864, printed 1891-95
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Mergell, C. S.
Role of Creator 2 Cartographer
Creator 2 Hergesheimer, E.
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique lithograph
Dimensions H-18.375 W-29.375 inches
Credit line Gift of Christopher Matthaei
Place of Origin US/DC/Washington
Subjects Civil War
Chattanooga