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 Post subject: For Map lovers-A new Atlas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:12 am 
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Atlas of the Civil War: A Complete Guide to the Tactics and Terrain of Battle

by Stephen Hyslop (Author), Neil Kagan (Editor)

http://acwbn.blogspot.com/2009/10/atlas ... de-to.html

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I have "The Atlas of the Civil War" edited by James McPherson which I think is pretty good. Covers all the main battles on all theaters including Cheat Mountain. I believe there is a "Military Atlas of the Civil War" or something similar that is put out by West Point? That might be the best one yet.

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Wow,Bill. That sounds liked the one to get but what did it cost you?

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<font color="beige"><b>Hey Bill,

I have that same book, "The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War" it's 13"X 16", got it on sale a couple of years back for $19.98...still has the price tag on the dust cover. The best collection of acw contemporary maps out there and you can't beat the price. </b></font id="beige">

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I believe the Official Military Atlas Bill and Robert are talking about is a reprint of the original companion atlas to the Official Records. I believe it is one of the best bargains ever. I originally bought a reprint back in the 70's that cost me $65, and I thought it was a bargain at that price. But I am always on the lookout for more maps. If I can find this one, I will look it over. It might have maps not in the Official Records atlas that would make it worth buying.

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I just found the "Official Military Atlas of the Civil War" by the War Dept on Amazon. It is in good condition for $15 +.

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On the official atlas ("atlas accompanying the O.R.")--Freeman in "Lee's Lieutenants" repeatedly points out how inaccurate these maps are. Also, I have always wondered why there is not a single good map on the Seven Days in there, when there are detailed maps with troop placements down below the regimental level for some of the most insignificant actions. Seems a bit arbitrary to say the least. Still, overall impressive and indispensable as a contemporary map source.

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I just purchased this one and "The Atlas of the Civil War" other day. Price wasn't too bad on amazon books. I am just getting into both of them now and they seem to each have their own style of maps drawn from the era. Can say that I enjoy each one of them equally as I am a cartographer and like this stuff anyway.

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