[In the field, North Carolina: 1865]. Detailed manuscript map of a large portion of eastern North Carolina. Pen-and-ink manuscript map on glazed cotton of a large portion of the eastern North Carolina theater in the spring of 1865, 17 3/4 x 22 inches, from just east of Williamston and Murfreesboro on the east to just west of Chalk Level on the Cape Fear and West Point on the west, and from just south of Goldsboro on the south to the North Carolina-Virginia state line on the north (despite the title, no land area of Virginia is included). The cartographer has shown the area in rich detail, the rivers (especially the Meherrin, Roanoke, Tar, Neuse, and Cape Fear), creeks, streams and swamps in blue ink and watercolor, railroads and primary roadways in bold black ink, place names, swamps, and other features in thin black ink, and the intricate pattern of local roads are given in red ink; virtually all of the cities, towns, crossroads settlements, railroads, waterways, railroad stops, river crossings, etc., are identified. No troop positions are given. The map is signed by Deprezin in the lower right corner as given above; we have been unable to locate any other maps prepared by Deprezin. An excellent manuscript map of east-central North Carolina near the close of the Civil War. Some browning, one small old stain, several ink smudges, but very good. Pen-and-ink and watercolor on glazed cotton, folded. Item #63086
Deprezin apparently served in the 119th New York Infantry throughout the Civil War, mustering out with the unit, in New York, in June, 1865, at the time one of seven captains in the regiment. With the 119th, Deprezin served first in Virginia defending Washington, and in the Chancellorsville and Gettysburg campaigns; detached to the Army of the Cumberland, the unit served in the Chattanooga and Knoxville campaigns in late 1863, the Atlanta campaign and the March to the Sea in 1864, and the campaign in the Carolinas through May, 1865, participating in the battle at Bentonville and the occupations of Goldsboro and Raleigh. The unit was on hand for Johnston's surrender to Sherman at the Bennett Farm near present day Durham (which is located on the map). Deprezin was mustered into the unit as a 23-year old sergeant in 1862, wounded at Chancellorsville, and then promoted to lieutenant; he was promoted to captain in July, 1864. (9844).