Johnson’s Wisconsin and Michigan


Wisconsin and Michigan during the American Civil War.

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This hand-colored map of Wisconsin and Michigan was published by Alvin Jewett Johnson in New York in 1864. At the time, the nation was torn apart by the American Civil War, and these two states contributed significantly to the ultimate Union victory. Wisconsin’s Iron Brigade and the Michigan Cavalry Brigade were two of the most decorated units of the conflict.

The image uses bright colors, applied by hand, to distinguish the territory of each county. Townships are outlined, where applicable, and an interesting variety of place names and geographic features are labeled. These include local resources Native American villages, coastal lighthouses, and much more. Settlement is clearly concentrated in the southern portion of both states, following closely the lines of the railroads and navigable rivers.

Source: Wisconsin Historical Society

Map Details

Publication Date: 1864

Author: A.J. Johnson

Sheet Width (in): 26.5

Sheet Height (in): 17.75

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Moderate to heavy wear visible along the outer edges of a toned and brittle sheet. This includes several small chips in the page, edge tears (repaired on verso), and faint staining along the lower margin.


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