Format Maps
Contributors Sneden, Robert Knox
Dates 1862
Location Fort Henry
Fort Henry Region
Tennessee
United States
Language English
Subjects Civil War
Fort Henry (Tenn.)
Fort Henry Region
Fort Henry, Battle Of, Tenn
Fort Henry, Battle Of, Tenn.
Fortification
History
Pictorial Works
Tennessee
Tilghman, Lloyd
United States
Title
Capture of forts [sic] Henry ... Tennessee By U.S. Grant, January 1862.
Description
NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image. Relief shown by hachures. This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information. Shows Confederate Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. The entire site was to include the fort on the low ground near the edge of the river with an entrenched camp (Fort Heiman) on a high plateau immediately above it. The work was not completed and on the day of the Union attack the river had partially flooded the fort site. Realizing the futility of his position, Confederate Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman sent the majority of his force east to reinforce Fort Donelson (on the Columbia River) before surrendering. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 437). Manuscripts 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 14.5 x 12 cm.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1862-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Tilghman, Lloyd,--1816-1863
-  Fort Henry, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
-  Fortification--History--Pictorial works.--Civil War, 1861-1865--United States
-  Fort Henry (Tenn.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  United States--Tennessee--Fort Henry Region
-  Fort Henry, Battle of, Tenn
Notes
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Shows Confederate Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. The entire site was to include the fort on the low ground near the edge of the river with an entrenched camp (Fort Heiman) on a high plateau immediately above it. The work was not completed and on the day of the Union attack the river had partially flooded the fort site. Realizing the futility of his position, Confederate Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman sent the majority of his force east to reinforce Fort Donelson (on the Columbia River) before surrendering.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 437).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 14.5 x 12 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
gvhs01 vhs00281 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00281


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