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Maps of Perryville, Kentucky (1862)
Battle of Perryville - October 8, 1862

 

Historical Map of the Battle of Perryville  (1875)
October 8, 1862

In the summer of 1862, Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg launched an invasion of the key border state of Kentucky, hoping to divert Union attention from the Southern strongholds at Vicksburg and Chattanooga, as well as to encourage Bluegrass State volunteers to join the Rebel army. Though unsuccessful in the last regard, the Kentucky Campaign did draw Federal forces out of northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee, ground it would take the Union almost a year to regain. The largest engagement fought in Kentucky, the Battle of Perryville was a Confederate tactical victory, though the heavy fighting and bloodshed forced Bragg to retreat into Tennessee. During the battle, the Confederates held an early advantage that they were able to exploit due to lack of communication among various elements of the Union force. Eventually reinforced on the left of their line, the Federal troops held their ground and pushed some of their attackers back into the town of Perryville itself. Confronted by a larger force and running low on supplies, Bragg withdrew toward the Cumberland Gap. His army would never return to Kentucky.

Library of Congress Map Title

History of the Army of the Cumberland : its organization, campaigns, and battles, written at the request of Major-General George H. Thomas chiefly from his private military journal and official and other documents furnished by him / by Thomas B. Van Horne ; illustrated with campaign and battle maps, compiled by Edward Ruger.

Van Horne, Thomas B. d. 1895. (Thomas Budd),

Other Titles

Army of the Cumberland--atlas

Created/Published

Cincinnati : R. Clarke & Co., 1875.

Notes

Relief shown by shading and hachures on some maps. Depths shown by contours on some maps..
The format of this atlas as issued was 3 p. l., 22 col. fold. maps, 23 x 15 cm. The letter press and maps have been mounted and rebound as above.
Atlas accompanies two-volume history by Thomas B. Van Horne.
Reference: LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 102
For table of contents see P.L. Phillip's A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1920) v. 4, no. 4519.
The Geography and Map Division also has separates for plates 2-5, 7-10, 17-19, and 21.
Title and introductory pages affixed on prelim. leaves of atlas.
Includes maps of the battles of Selma, Alabama; Bentonville, North Carolina; Chattanooga, Franklin, Nashville and Stones River, Tennessee; Chickamauga and Atlanta, Georgia; and Perryville, Kentucky.
Description derived from published bibliography.

Scales differ.

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