ations. Theodore Lyman, a volunteer aide on General George Meade's staff, left one of the few analyses of maps written by a participant in the war. As the title suggests, "Uselessness of the Maps Furnished to Staff of the Army of the Potomac" ( 1905) decries the inaccuracy of Union maps prior to 1864. Lyman, who mapped the positions of Union corps during the Wilderness campaign, argues that the quality of maps made by engineers in the field far surpassed those issued from Washington.
Few other writers have critically examined Civil War cartography. Articles by H. V. Canan ( "Maps for the Civil War," 1956), James B. Rhoads ( "Civil War Maps and Mapping," 1957), and A. Philip Muntz ( "Union Mapping in the American Civil War," 1963) describe mapping organizations or individual maps, with little attempt to explore the larger role of cartography in the war. Brief discussions of the relationship of maps to military decisions appear in "Mapping the Atlanta Campaign" ( 1982), by Richard W. Stephenson, and "Lost in Battle" ( 1986), by Harold Gulley and Louis DeVorsey. Their work suggests a direction future studies could take. While the history of Civil War cartography has shown recent signs of vitality, it offers ample opportunities for further research.
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Publication information: Book title: The American Civil War:A Handbook of Literature and Research. Contributors: Robin Higham - Editor, Steven E. Woodworth - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 108.