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Distance Map of the Atlantic States, etc.

Distance Map of the Atlantic States, etc.

Publisher: Boston: L. Prang & Co

Medium: Image

Date: 1861

Shelfmark: 71495 (52)

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

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Map of the Atlantic States, showing 50 mile distances from Washington; of the Battle Ground, showing 5 mile distances from Washington; (and a Map of Norfolk Harbour, Fort Monroe and Vicinity) showing 1 mile distances from the Fortress. ([Also 2 small Maps of] Fortress Monroe [and of the] Position of Forces at Bull Run, etc).

This Map of the Atlantic States, details the environment around 50 miles from the capital of Washington, D.C. Published by Prang in 1861, this is a distance map, showing clearly how far, or indeed how close, the capital was to numerous scenes of fighting and fortifications. Produced after the First Battle of Bull Run, the smaller maps on the top and bottom left hand side show the position of forces at that engagement in July 1861. As it states at the top, the battleground was only five miles from the city. Also close by was the Union held Fort Monroe, Virginia, and a key defence along the Chesapeake Bay. The map also lists the 1860 census population statistics.

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