Antietam, MD 1862 (American Civil War)



‘Map of the battlefield of Antietam, A Detailed Historical Map [Sept. 17, 1862]’

This reprint of a salted paper map was created by William H. Willcox and published by P.S. Duval & Son in Philadelphia in 1862. It is inscribed in longhand as follows: “Obtained from Washington & presented to Gen. R. E. Lee by J. E. B. Stuart.” and was in the possession of Jedediah Hotchkiss at the time of his death. Major Hotchkiss served as topographic engineer with the Army of Northern Virginia.

This map is a historic document that offers a unique and detailed perspective on one of the most significant battles of the American Civil War. Created in 1862 by William H. Willcox and published by P. S. Duval & Son in Philadelphia, this map provides invaluable insights into the Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland.

Measuring approximately 1:13,300 in scale, the map is a vital historical artifact representing the layout and terrain of the battlefield. It was inscribed in longhand with a note stating it was obtained from Washington and presented to General Robert E. Lee by J.E.B. Stuart, two prominent figures in the Confederate Army. Later, it came into the possession of Jedediah Hotchkiss, who served as a topographic engineer with the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.

This map is not only a crucial historical document but also a testament to the intricate cartography of the time, with a rich history of ownership that connects it to prominent Civil War figures. It offers a glimpse into the topography of the Antietam battlefield, allowing scholars, historians, and enthusiasts to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic elements and challenges faced by both Union and Confederate forces during this pivotal engagement.

This map serves as a valuable resource for studying the Battle of Antietam and the wider context of the American Civil War, offering an opportunity to explore the intricate details of this momentous event that forever shaped the course of American history.

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32″x 36″

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