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Battle of Fredericksburg, with a map...

Item # 693833

December 17, 1862

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 17, 1862  

* Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
* Civil War original reports w/ map

A very nice issue for display as the front page features a large Civil War map headed: "The Scene Of Saturday's Action" which shows a close-up of both the Union and Confederate batteries at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Although Civil War maps are not extremely rare, maps which show positions of troops or batteries are.
Among the first column heads are: "From The Army of the Potomac" "Evacuation of Fredericksburg by Our Forces" "The Army Again on the Falmouth Side of the Rappahannock" "The Movement Executed with Success" "Full Description of the Terrible Battle of Saturday" and more.
The second column has: "The Battle of Fredericksburg" "Full & Reliable Details from Our Special Correspondent" with the balance of the ftpg. taken up with the detailed report, & carrying over to the back page as well where is included a very lengthy list of "The Killed & Wounded".
The Battle of Fredericksburg would be a major defeat for the Union forces and involved 200,000 combatants, the largest number of any Civil War battle. Losses for the Union forces exceeded 12,000.
Eight pages, irregular at the blank spine margin, tears at the right, blank margin.

Category: The Civil War