Description: Drawn in ink on oilcloth, which had been folded into pocket size at one time.
Historical Note: Note:This map was created by Confederate engineer Edward B. Sayers, Captain and Chief Engineer, Polk's Corps, May 6, 1863 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The key to this map, which appears at left, reads: "pikes, common roads, railroads, bridges in use, bridges destroyed." The map, which also contains signal station locations and notes regarding difficult river crossings, was clearly intended for reconnaissance. While there are many extant maps created by federal engineers, this well-worn map is an important example by a Confederate engineer in Tennessee.
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