JOHN BACHELDER GETTYSBURG MAP SET - 28 MAPS COVERING THE THREE DAYS OF BATTLE PLUS EAST CAVALRY FIELD

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Of all the people who wrote about the Battle of Gettysburg in the years after the famous engagement, John B. Bachelder was by far the most important. Bachelder was the leading historian of the battle until his death. He arrived on the field soon after the battle and spent the rest of his life talking to veterans of both armies, collecting their stories, reading and interpreting battle reports, and organizing reunions so monuments could be placed in accurate positions and he could gather even more information.

In 1876, Bachelder, using the Warren Survey Map of the battlefield, published a three-map set depicting changing positions of every regiment and battery of both armies. However, this set was cluttered with too many troop positions and excluded the cavalry field.

In 1880, Bachelder contracted with the War Department to write a history of the battle. The finished product, delivered in 1886, totalled more than 2,500 pages and was accompanied by tactical maps of the battle. These maps used the Warren map as a base and provided a clear representation of troop positions during the battle.

For anyone interested in Gettysburg these are invaluable maps, the product of almost twenty years of painstaking research, by the foremost authority on the battle.

This modern, reprinted set contains the following maps:

July 1: (14 maps)

 

1: Morning position of Buford

2: 10:30 A.M.

3: 11:00 A.M.

4: 11:30 A.M.

5: 12:00 noon

6: 12:30 P.M.

7: 1:00 P.M.

8: 1:30 P.M.

9: 2:00 P.M.

10: 2:30 P.M.

11: 3:00 P.M.

12: 3:30 P.M.

13: 4:00 P.M.

14: 4:30 P.M. and later

 

July 2: (5 maps)

 

1: 9:00 A.M.

2: 4:00 P.M.

3: 5:00 P.M.

4: 7:00 P.M.

5: 8:00 - 9:00 P.M

July 3: (4 maps)

 

1: 4:00 - 8:00 A.M.

2: 8:00 - 11:00 A.M.

3: 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

4: 5:00 P.M.

East Cavalry Field: (5 maps)

 

Base map (just terrain, no troops)

1: July 2, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

2: July 3, 4:00 - 11:00 A.M.

3: July 3, 2:00 P.M.

4: July 3, 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.

 

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