The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns: An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater After Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863- February 1864

Bradley M. Gottfried


The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns: An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater After Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863- February 1864

The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns: An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater After Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863- February 1864

  • Title: The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns: An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater After Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863- February 1864
  • Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
  • ISBN: 9781611211528
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover



The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is the fifth installment in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series.Few historians have examined what happened to the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac during the critical months following Gettysburg, when both armies assumed the offensive in a pair of fascinating campaigns of thrust and counter thruThe Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is the fifth installment in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series.Few historians have examined what happened to the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac during the critical months following Gettysburg, when both armies assumed the offensive in a pair of fascinating campaigns of thrust and counter thrust This careful study breaks down these campaigns and all related operational maneuvers into 13 map sets or action sections enriched with 87 original full page color maps These spectacular cartographic creations bore down to the regimental and battery level.The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns includes the actions at Auburn and Bristoe Station, where Meade s II Corps was nearly trapped and destroyed and the Confederates were caught by surprise and slaughtered the seminal actions at Rappahannock Station and Kelly s Ford, where portions of Lee s army were surprised and overwhelmed and the Mine Run Campaign, during which an aggressive Confederate division at the battle of Payne s Farm held back two full Federal corps and changed the course of the entire operation.At least one and as many as twelve maps accompany each action section Opposite each map is a full facing page of detailed text with footnotes describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat including quotes from eyewitnesses depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of these campaigns come alive.This original presentation offers readers a step by step examination through these long overlooked but highly instructive campaigns Coming on the heels of the fiasco that was Lee s Bristoe Station operation, the stunning Union successes at Kelly s Ford and Rappahannock Station demonstrated the weakened state of Lee s Army of Northern Virginia following the debilitating Gettysburg campaign The Mine Run Operation that followed, with its extensive display of field works and trenches, foreshadowed the bloody fighting that would arrive with the spring weather of 1864 and highlighted once again Meade s methodical approach to battlefield operations that left the authorities in Washington wondering whether he possessed the tenacity to defeat Lee This detailed coverage is augmented with fascinating explanatory notes Detailed orders of battle, together with a bibliography and index complete this exciting new volume.Perfect for the easy chair or for walking hallowed ground, The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is a seminal work that, like Gottfried s earlier atlases on Gettysburg, First Bull Run, and Antietam, belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the Civil WarVIEWS Bradley Gottfried fills a crucial gap in our understanding of what transpired in Virginia after the battle of Gettysburg and before the Overland Campaign His detailed and easy to read maps, coupled with his incisive narrative, allow readers to comprehend and fully appreciate the complicated, important, and largely overlooked Bristoe Station and Mine Run campaigns Rob Orrison, Park Manager, Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Gottfried has given us much than a simple book of battlefield maps with blocks, dotted lines, and arrows Students of the war s Eastern Theater should purchase this unique book while they can because it offers the best and most coherent narrative of the actions in northern Virginia between Gettysburg and the Wilderness And then, after they have read it, they can walk the fields of Bristoe Station and enjoy the same level of tactical detail afforded by books on the much famous battle up north The Civil War Monitor Gottfried s new book of maps fills in a gap in magnificent style The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is the latest in Savas Beatie s excellent series of maps books, and it s every bit as solid as its predecessors and because it covers an oft overlooked timespan, I daresay it s even valuable Emerging Civil War Blog


Recent Comments "The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns: An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater After Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863- February 1864"

The period after Gettysburg in the Eastern theater from July, 1863 to February, 1864 usually doesn't get much attention since there were no major battles fought; the action was in the west with the fighting in Tennessee. But there were several minor clashes between the armies of Meade and Lee during that time. There were cavalry clashes in August and September leading up the the engagement at Bristoe Station, where the Federal army narrowly escaped a major defeat. Rappahannock Station and Kelly' [...]

I'm divided about this book. It's hard to complain about any book that has 87 good maps of Civil War campaigns. Add to this that these particular campaigns are rarely touched upon in any detail. The text accompanying each map offers reasonable coverage of each phase of the particular campaign or engagement. The whole forms a reasonably coherent whole covering the period from August 1863 through February 1864. The book is flawed, mostly because of choices made in the maps themselves. The initial [...]

I earlier read two obscure volumes on the subject, one focusing on Bristoe Station and the other on Mine Run, and found them worthwhile. But this book has some advantages: (a) there are many maps that outline movement of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac. Indeed, there were times when I felt overwhelmed by the maps. I wonder if fewer might have been more effective; (b) the two campaigns are seen to be linked and considering them together assists in that endeavor.After Get [...]

Until I read this book I thought that nothing much happened between the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac between Gettysburg and the start of the Wilderness Campaign. How wrong I was.The maps and descriptions in this book, like the others in the series, give a blow-by-blow account of the activities of the two aforementioned armies through the latter half of 1863. It shows how Lee and Meade struggled to bring each other to battle under advantageous circumstances. Flanking mane [...]

A good short history with excellent maps of Lee's Army of North Virginia and Meade's Army of the Potomac post-Gettysburg Campaign. These campaigns are often overlooked because they didn't result in any major battles.The one thing that seems missing are the movements of the armies between Williamsport and the Rappahannock (post-July 15, 1863). Those movements were not apparently covered in the author's previous book with maps of the Gettysburg Campaign.I also noticed a couple editorial issues: th [...]


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