Historic 1961 National Geographic Civil War Map Available Once Again

Apr 12, 2011, 08:17 ET from Bella Terra(R)

RHINEBECK, N.Y., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One hundred and fifty years ago today, shots fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, signaled the beginning of the Civil War.

On the 100th anniversary of that event, National Geographic Magazine's April 1961 issue featured in-depth articles on the Civil War. The issue included a map supplement that located and described every battle, campaign and major event of the war.

Today, Bella Terra Publishing – http://www.bellaterramaps.com –  in cooperation with National Geographic Maps, is making the historic Battlefields of the Civil War map available once again.

The National Geographic Battlefields of the Civil War map is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in American history. Side One of the map covers the main region of the War, from New Jersey to Louisiana. Portraying the country as charted in 1863, it is based on a map on which General Ulysses S. Grant marked his proposed lines of operation. An insert charts the Union and Confederate armies' major offensives.

Side Two features more detailed maps, including: "Cockpit of the Civil War" (southern Pennsylvania to southern Virginia), Nashville to Atlanta and Memphis to Huntsville. There are insets of Gettysburg, "Grant at Richmond," the "War in the Southwest" (Texas to California), the Vicksburg Campaign and the battles for Atlanta.

All key battles and events are described with National Geographic's renowned map notes. Each battle is located with a crossed-swords symbol.

The National Geographic Battlefields of the Civil War map retails for $7.95. It is available at battlefield, historic site and museum stores; bookstores; and online at amazon.com.

In addition to distributing the National Geographic Battlefields of the Civil War map, Bella Terra® publishes illustrated travelers' maps of lighthouses and covered bridges.

CONTACT: Bella Stander, Publisher, +1-845-876-5750, sales@bellaterramaps.com

SOURCE Bella Terra(R)