1879 Corps of Engineers Map of the American Civil War Battle of Funkstown

Funkstown-engineers-1879
$350.00
Map of the Vicinity of Hagerstown, Funkstown, Williamsport, and Falling Waters Maryland.
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1879 Corps of Engineers Map of the American Civil War Battle of Funkstown

Funkstown-engineers-1879

A small battle fought as Union forces pursued a retreating General Lee following the Battle of Gettysburg.
$350.00

Title


Map of the Vicinity of Hagerstown, Funkstown, Williamsport, and Falling Waters Maryland.
  1879 (dated)    35 x 37 in (88.9 x 93.98 cm)     1 : 21500

Description


This is a separate issue 1879 Army Corps of Engineers map of the Battle of Funkstown during the Gettysburg Campaign. The Battle of Funkstown occurred a week after the Battle of Gettysburg as the Union Army commanded by Major General George Meade pursued General Robert E. Lee and the retreating Confederate Army. The map depicts the region from Bakersville and the Potomac River to Hagerstown and from Conococheague Creek to Funkstown and Antietam Creek. Numerous villages and individual homesteads are illustrated and labeled, along with mills, a nursery, and the College of St. James. Roads crisscross the terrain and the towns of Williamsport, Funkstown, and Hagerstown are each illustrated with city streets. Union and Confederate forces are depicted as well, with Union forces shaded in blue and Confederate forces shaded in red.

The Battle of Funkstown

The Battle of Funkstown, also known as the Second Battle of Funkstown, was fought near Funkstown, Maryland, on July 10, 1863. The Union Army was pursuing the retreating Confederate Army of Northern Virginia when Union forces attacked the rear guard of the Confederates. This skirmish took place because the Confederate position at Funkstown threatened any advance on Lee's main force at Williamsport. The battle resulted in a combined 479 casualties and, Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry had managed to hold against the Union advance, with the Union Army withdrawing by early evening. By withstanding the Union advance, Stuart had secured the retreat of Lee's army for at least another day.

This map was produced by the Army Corps of Engineers and published in 1879.

Condition


Very good. Even overall toning. Verso repairs to centerfold separations. Verso repair at fold intersection. Blank on verso.

References


LOC G3840 1879 .U5. Stephenson, R. W., Civil War Maps; an Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in Map Collections of the Library of Congress, 245. OCLC 19261198.
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