Waco, Texas (1886)

4 December 2021

This lovely bird’s-eye-view map was produced by Beck & Pauli, lithographers in Milwaukee, WI, and is online from the Library of Congress. Use their excellent interface if you’d like to really zoom in. The original has yellowed quite a bit – I’ve adjusted the color.

On Eighth Street, labeled #21 (circled), is the Lehman House – a boarding house and hotel run by Sharpsburg survivor Joe Lehman. He also operated Joe Lehman’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant on Fourth Street.

German-born Lehman was a baker in Waco before the war and was a Private in the 4th Texas when he was wounded at Sharpsburg in 1862. He afterward lost his left arm to amputation at the shoulder, and he finally returned home in June 1863.

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