Maps Ft. Fisher shewing [sic] Union attack, Jany 15th 1865 From survey made after surrender by U.S. Engineers.

Format Maps
Contributors Sneden, Robert Knox
Dates 1865
Location Cape Fear
Confederate States of America
Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher Region
North Carolina
United States
Language English
Subjects Capture
Civil War
Coast Defenses
Confederate States of America
Fear, Cape
Fear, Cape (N.C.)
Fort Fisher (N.C. : Fort)
Fort Fisher Region
North Carolina
Terry, Alfred Howe
United States
Ft. Fisher shewing [sic] Union attack, Jany 15th 1865 From survey made after surrender by U.S. Engineers.
Map shows area surrounding forts Fisher, Buchanan and Anderson near Smithville, N.C. Fort Fisher, located on the peninsula formed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, was the primary target of the Union assault. Details include locations of Confederate batteries, abatis, spikes, palisades, and ditches, and arrows showing the direction of the advance of the various Union forces.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[S.l., 1865]
Subject Headings
-  Terry, Alfred Howe,--1827-1890--Portraits
-  Coast defenses--North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  Fortification--Confederate States of America
-  Fear, Cape (N.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Fort Fisher (N.C. : Fort)--Capture, 1865--Maps
-  North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--North Carolina--Fear, Cape
-  United States--North Carolina--Fort Fisher Region
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union forces and Confederate fortifications.
-  Map has an inset photograph of Major General Alfred Terry, U.S.A., in the top left corner.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1 v. 6, p. 348).
-  Manuscripts
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 15 x 13 cm.
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
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