1910 Lithograph Map American Civil War North Anna River Robert Lee Position CWM1


"Lee's Position on the North Anna"

This is an original 1910 two-color lithographed map of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's defensive positions at the North Anna River. During the Overland Campaign of 1864, Union General Ulysses S. Grant fought Lee to a stalemate at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, the armies disengaged, Lee retreated south, and Grant followed close behind. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the North Anna River and set up defensive lines on the southern side and waited for Grant to arrive. Lee ordered his men to construct V shaped earthworks, hoping to split any Union assault in half, and trusting is men to overwhelm the attack on either side before it could be reinforced. After two skirmishes at the banks of the river, Grant decided to try and move around Lee to the southeast, towards the crossroads of Cold Harbor, forcing the Army of Northern Virginia to abandon their defensive line and fall back towards Richmond.


This 103+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note this item has an original portfolio crease. There is some light aging along the original crease.

  • Product Type: Original Lithographed Map; Two-Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8.5 inches; 15 x 22 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of lithograph maps from 1910 that depict several of the major battles and military campaigns of the Union and Confederate armies during the American Civil War that was fought between 1861-1865. Including, the Battle of Gettysburg, the Carolinas campaign, the Mississippi River campaigns, Sherman's March to the Sea, and many more. These maps are in excellent condition and are perfect for framing. These pieces will certainly be of interest to American Civil War and military history buffs. To continue browsing this collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph.