Format Maps
Web Pages
Dates 1999
2008
1861 to 1865
Location Atlantic Coast
North America
United States
Language English
Subjects 19th Century
Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Battlefield Maps
Civil War
Confederate
Field Mapping
Grant, Ulysses S.
History
Hotchkiss, Jedediah
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan 'stonewall
Lee, Robert E.
Reconnaissance Maps
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Union
United States
Title
Civil War maps
Other Title
civil war maps collection
Created / Published
Washington DC : Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, [1999?]-
Subject Headings
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  Atlantic Coast (U.S.)--History--19th century
Notes
-  Mode of access: World Wide Web.
-  Title from Web page (viewed on May 1, 2006).
-  Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress.
-  Civil War Maps brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman's Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, all available for the first time in one place. Most of the items presented here are documented in Civil War Maps: An Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in the Library of Congress, compiled by Richard W. Stephenson in 1989. New selections from 2,240 maps and 76 atlases held by the Library may be added monthly.
Call Number
G3701.S5
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/collgmd.gm000006
Library of Congress Catalog Number
2006577703
http://lccn.loc.gov/2006577703


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