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    Battle of Chancellorsville: Hand-Drawn Maps and Book. 13" x 8" manuscript map (T & C English Linen watermark), accomplished in ink and watercolor, titled "Battle of Chancellorsville May 2nd 1863", tipped to a 13.5" x 8.5" piece of paper. Together with an additional manuscript map on wove paper, 10.5" x 8", accomplished in red, blue and black ink, titled "Map No 2 time 8.15 to 10 P.M.", partial loss on right side. These maps were the basis for maps that appear in a book that accompanies them: Augustus Choate Hamlin, "Chancellorsville: The Attack of Stonewall Jackson and his Army Upon the Right Flank of the Army of the Potomac on Saturday Afternoon, May 2, 1863", Bangor, Published by the Author, 1896, 196 pp. plus nine maps. Light soiling to cloth boards, rubbed at corners and ends of spine, pages mostly clean. The author was the nephew of Lincoln's first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. He served as a Brigade Surgeon in the war, attached to the XI Corps. This book was an effort to restore the honor of that unit, claiming that they had been let down by their officers who failed to communicate critical intelligence in time.

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