- Likely published 1880.
- [This booklet was published by Rand McNally & Co. on behalf of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Company. The attached pages and foldout map describe a special train schedule along the Danville Route, from Chicago to Atlanta, in conjunction with a Civil War reunion. The train, equipped with Pullman Palace sleeping cars, departed Chicago at 6:00 p.m. on October 16, 1880, and arrived at its destination at 6:00 a.m. on October 18. Text within the booklet gives further information on the affair and describes the host city as "no place more peculiarly appropriate for a reunion of the citizen soldiery of the two great sections lately arrayed against each other than the city of Atlanta." A schedule details highlights of the weeklong event, including a grand parade, laying the foundation of a memorial armory, a southern barbeque, and a "sham" battle. The folding map includes a large portion of the central United States from Wisconsin to Florida, presumably in an effort to attract a large number of veterans in the Middle West and South. It is also possible the map was issued to encourage visits to other Civil War battle sites--a popular pastime in the decades immediately after the war.]--Edited description of Curtis Wright Maps.
- Text also includes timetables, text on the reunion from the Atlanta Constitution, description of towns along the route, and "Names of the military accompanying this excursion."
- "To save time and money take the Danville Route, Chicago & Eastern Illinois R.R. because it is the shortest to Danville, Terre Haute, Vincennes, Evansville and Nashville, and all points in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina & Florida, and it is the popular line to Montgomery, Mobile, New Orleans and all parts of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas."--Advertisement on inside back cover of text.
- "The Danville Route is composed of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois and Evansville & Terre Haute Railroads, and is a direct and short line from Chicago to Evansville, on the Ohio River; at this point immediate connection is made with the Louisville & Nashville Railroad for Nashville, forming a route from Chicago to Nashville fully fifty miles shorter than any other ... The many advantages offered by this route have combined to make it the favorite route with those visiting the South on business, or in search of pleasure or health ... Of all the visitors from the Northwest to the winter resorts of Florida and the Gulf Coast, a larger portion travel by the Danville Route than by all other routes combined ... We carry 150 pounds of baggage free."--Inside front cover.
- Title from title page of accompanying text.
- Relief shown by hachures.
- Shows railroads and railroad stations in all of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, and in portions of adjoining states. Highlights the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad.