Map of New Hampshire and Vermont, 1862, Mitchell
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Map of New Hampshire and Vermont, 1862, Mitchell

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Map of New Hampshire and Vermont, 1862, Mitchell

In 1862, Vermont and New Hampshire were part of the Union Army battling the Confederacy in the Civil War. One particularly notable regiment is the 9th Vermont Infantry. The regiment began serving in July in 1862, mustered into service for three years. During its first year of service, the 9th Vermont Infantry was captured in the Battle of Harper’s Ferry during a campaign in Maryland. In spite of this capture, the regiment would later go on to serve in campaigns in Virginia and North Carolina. By the time the war was over, the regiment suffered a total loss of 298 men, with most of the men dying from disease and only 23 men actually being killed in battle.

Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868) turned his attention to mapmaking in the 1830s, due to his dissatisfaction with available school maps. He developed a map publishing business that would make him and later his son the most prominent American map publishers of the nineteenth century. By collaborating with prominent mapmakers and engravers of the day, such as James H. Young and Henry S. Tanner, Mitchell ensured that the maps he published were of the highest quality. During the 1850s, he partnered with Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Company to publish his A New Universal Atlas and his General Atlas. In 1860, his son Samuel Augustus, Jr, joined the company and he ensured that the Mitchell name remained an important one well into the 1880s.

- Ashe Nicholson

Plate size: 12" x 14"

Condition: Some minor foxing but in otherwise fine condition

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