MAP: The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, Mahone’s Attack, June 22, 1864 (Ed Bearss Excerpt)

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  1. Ed Bearss Petersburg Troop Movement Map, Manuscript on file at Petersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service: Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, June 22, 1864 Map 3 Excerpt. These maps may be freely downloaded and used.  There is no copyright restriction per emails from Petersburg National Battlefield personnel.  Digital versions of these maps were graciously provided by Julie Steele.  Rich Hasenauer, creator of the Regimental Fire and Fury Civil War miniatures rules, provided his artistic expertise in rotating all maps and overlaying troop movement maps onto the topographical base maps.  These maps would not be available today without their help.

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John Horn February 9, 2021 at 4:44 pm

The map is too busy. I expect to use multiple maps for June 22. This is one map trying to be five or six. My principle problem with the map is at the lower right, where it was not Mahone who struck Miles but Lane and Scales of Wilcox. Also, the map does not adequately depict the two federal counterattack. Mr. Bearss’ studies are helpful.

Brett Schulte February 9, 2021 at 5:18 pm

John,

While I agree it is too busy and understand what you are saying, it is only one of 5 or 6 troop movement maps for that day. So criticizing this one map for missing the other events isn’t a fair criticism. The other events are covered by Bearss in other maps in the set. They are all available on the site under Maps-> Second Offensive -> Jerusalem Plank Road. Looking forward to your book. Any update on when it will be available?

Brett

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