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Lloyd's Map of Southern States (1861) As was soon discovered by the newspaper reading public during the Secession Crisis, the maps and sketches provided by newspapers lacked detail and accurate scale. And the precise maps provided by Frank Leslie's Illustrated News and Harper's Weekly were not generally available until 1862. Before Rand – McNally it was James T. Lloyd that furnished the maps the travelling public demanded. Available from early 1861 and produced by J. T. Lloyd & Company of Cincinnati “Lloyd's Map of the Southern States” was the primary reference tool available to members of the public for use in tracking the location of Civil War battles and troop movements. Sold for 25 cents (and with free postage) Lloyd's Map was available via mail order by Jonathan R. Walsh of Chicago. https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3860.cw0014300r Lloyd's Map of the Southern States (1861) https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84031490/1862-04-10/ed-1/seq-4/ Advertisement page 4 col.1 for "Lloyd's Map" N.B. From 1856 Lloyd's also provided a “Steamboat Directory” https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044024217887&view=1up&seq=5 and from July 1861 “Lloyd's American Railroad Map – North and South” https://digital.library.illinois.edu/items/59d8ab00-82d5-0134-1f08-0050569601ca-a#?cv=1&xywh=-1%2C-822%2C15015%2C7587
Coppee Map of Shiloh (1866) One of the early maps of the Battle of Shiloh (published in Grant and his Campaigns in 1866 by Henry Coppee) this map suffers from a typical failure of the early map creators: attempting to place TWO days of troop movements on ONE map. AND it does not show REBEL troop positions... at all. Some of the other failings: Owl Creek Bridge not shown Shunpike not shown The map does not continue far enough west to site elements of McDowell's Brigade Grant's Last Line not shown Sherman's Final position on Day One not shown. With the above listing the failures, there are some positive attributes to this early Shiloh map: Tilghman Branch is sited, but not accurately (joined Owl Creek further west) Accurate siting of the River Road (used by Lew Wallace to reach the battlefield) Accurate depiction of the flooded Snake Creek and siting of Wallace Bridge Ownership of Second Division attributed to Smith (WHL Wallace was acting-commander) Good depiction of the jumbled road network at Pittsburg Campground Accurate siting of “the other” Pittsburg Landing (on east bank of Tennessee River, used by Nelson to board transports for the battle taking place on the west bank of the Tennessee) Upper Landing at Pittsburg also sited accurately (where many steamers tied up when Pittsburg Landing was full) Involvement of USS Tyler and USS Lexington indicated Good depiction of woods, scrubland and clearings.