TITLE: Re-Imagining the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying and Cartography (afternoon session)
SPEAKER: John Cloud, Adrienne Lundgren, Robert Mergel
EVENT DATE: 05/20/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 126 minutes
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Cartographers during the U.S. Civil War invented new techniques and mapped the country--both Union and Confederate territories--more accurately than ever before in the nation's history. The afternoon session of this day-long conference included presentations on "Mapping the New Coasts of War,""Shedding a Little Light: Early Photographic Techniques Used to Reproduce Maps" and a reenactment and demonstration of the surveying and cartographic methods of the period, using original equipment.
Speaker Biography: John Cloud is historian at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Speaker Biography: Adrienne Lundgren is senior photographic conservator at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Robert Mergel is a Civil War reenactor and surveyor.