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by Paul Lange
The Official Military Atlas of the CIVIL WAR
by Major George B. Davis, U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry and Joseph W. Kirkley,Civilian Experts, c 2003 edition by Barnes and Noble Publishing, Inc New York, 397 pages, ISBN 0-7607-5044-0.
his atlas was drawn together to accompany the War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Un-ion and Confederate Armies, also called The Official Records or simply O. R. These records covered all theatersthroughout the war and were assembled into 128 volumes of primary source material of the union and confederatearmies. This project was completed in 1895. The army drew together this atlas to accompany the official records and con-tains 821 reproduced maps which the commanders used, 106 engravings chiefly of fortifications and 209 drawings of weap-ons, logistical equipment, uniforms and Federal corps flags on plates. The contents are rich with information showing thecountry in which the armies operated. It is easy to read reprinted just as the original was in full color in sharp, clear images with names, farms, woods, hills, and creeks standing out distinctly as in the original. The atlas is in of itself a treasure of information indispensable to understanding the Civil War. For the Civil War enthusiast, this is a must have book. You willnot have to do any weigh lifting if you carry this book around measuring 16 1/2 inches by 13 ¼ inches by 1 ¾ inches.