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Tennessee River Map of April 1862

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image.png  Tennessee River Valley in April 1862.

The above map of the Tennessee River appeared in the 12 April 1862 edition of Harper's Weekly, before word of the Battle of Shiloh reached the New York editor of that illustrated publication. The map is interesting for what is included: Paducah and Smithland at the far north, with Cairo, Bird's Point, Columbus, Belmont and Island No.10 away to the west. Proceeding south up the Tennessee River, Fort Henry, the crossing of the MC & L R.R. at Danville, and the sites of Savannah, Hamburg and Florence are indicated. Not marked: the line of the Mobile & Ohio R.R. north of Corinth; Cerro Gordo (site of capture of CSS Eastport); Pittsburg Landing; Crump's Landing.

Although brief report of the Battle of Pittsburg Landing would find its way into the April 19th edition, the map would not be updated until the 26 April edition.

 

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What follows is the corrected map of the Tennessee River from Fort Henry, south that appeared in Harper's Weekly of 26 APR 1862. The siting of railroads is better and more accurate;  and Crump's Landing and Pittsburg Landing gain mention.

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