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Item #: 40099
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Produced by the Engineer Bureau of the Confederate States War Department

West Point graduate and engineer in the prewar United States Army, Jeremy Francis Gilmer was Chief of the Engineer Bureau of the Confederate War Department in September 1862 and held the position through the end of the Civil War, rising to the rank of Major General.

In addition to the supervision of wartime construction projects, including bridge construction and harbor fortification, Gilmer oversaw the production of maps for use by the Confederate military.

Gilmer saved a number of the maps produced under his supervision from the flames that destroyed a large portion of Richmond in 1865. The bulk of the VHS's collection of sixty-seven of these so-called "Gilmer Maps" are among those salvaged by the general himself. His daughter, Louisa Porter (Gilmer) Minis donated sixty-three to the society in 1911, the other four came into the collection by other means.

Each museum-quality reproduction is printed on acid-free poster stock, and is suitable for framing.

Map dimensions: 24" by 36", acid-free poster stock, all maps are reproduced in black and white.

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