Maps of the Cultural Civil War in St. Louis

St Louis downtown 1872

These remarkable maps were commissioned for the book; I am pleased to make them available here as well.

Please click on each to see their full size, including street and building details.

For the full Compton and Dry map stitched together, see it here. Thanks to Terry Corbet for alerting me to this project. (My composite comes from the David Rumsey Map Collection.) For an interactive Google map of Civil War sites in and around St. Louis, with photographs, click here.

For earlier period maps, without such precision, see the wonderful maps in the collection of the Library of Congress and the Missouri History Museum.

Maps by Dennis McClendon, Chicago Cartographics. Bird’s eye composite courtesy of the David Rumsey Map Collection, from plates of Pictorial St. Louis, The Great Metropolis of the Mississippi Valley; A Topographical Survey Drawn in Perspective A.D. 1875, by Camille N. Dry, designed & edited by Richard J. Compton (St. Louis: Compton & Company, 1876). From The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War, copyright 2011 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

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