Collection Items

  • Map
    Topographical map of Washington, D.C., and vicinity. Showing the Union forts and defences built 1861-3. Detail from a printed map of the Potomac River region of Maryland and Virginia, and including Washington, D.C., which Sneden has annotated to show the locations of Union forts and picket lines.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
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    Second battle field at Bull Run Shows the Union forces under Gen. John Pope and the Confederates under Gen. Robert E. Lee on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of August 1862 in an area of Virginia defined by the towns of Chantilly to the north, Manassas Junction to the South, Centreville to the east and Gainesville to the west.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-08-29
  • Map
    The Union army encampment at Hampton, Virginia Showing picket lines and Fortress Munroe [sic]. Shows the landmarks in the area around Union-occupied Hampton, Va., including the Poor Farm, the Female Seminary, Buckrow's house, Hickman's farm, and "Fox Hill," the home of J. Fox.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
  • Map
    Official map of the Union works in front of Yorktown, Va. Shows the vicinity of Yorktown, Va., including Union batteries located along the Warwick Court House Road. Also shows the Confederate barricade made up of abatis, palisades, slashings of trees, felled trees, and dams that flooded low-lying areas. The Union army, under Gen. McClellan, prepared to lay siege to Yorktown as part of its advance up the Virginia Peninsula toward the Confederate capital of Richmond.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Heine, William
    • Date: 1862
  • Map
    The Union position before Yorktown, Va., 18th April 1862 A regional view of Yorktown, Va., and vicinity, with Yorktown and Gloucester Point on opposite sides of the York River and indicating where the Warwick River feeds into the James, and also the Poquoson River as it branches off from the York below Yorktown. The headquarters of Gen. John Sedgwick's VI Corps is shown at Warwick Court House.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
  • Map
    Map of the lines at Yorktown, Virginia, April 1862. Shows the vicinity around Yorktown, Va., including Warwick Court House, the Warwick River, and Wormsley Creek as siege lines were drawn by McClellan's Union troops and Magruder's Confederate forces.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Heine, William - Humphreys, A. A. (Andrew Atkinson)
    • Date: 1862-04-03
  • Map
    Map showing from Richmond to Fredericksburg, Va. Printed map with annotations by Sneden highlighting the defenses of Richmond, Va., and locations associated with the Battle of the Wilderness, 5-7 May 1864.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Schott, Charles A. (Charles Anthony)
    • Date: 1862
  • Map
    The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862. This map shows an area of Henrico County, Va., east of the city of Richmond and south of the Chickahominy River, where the Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, took place 31 May-1 June 1862. Confederate Gen. J. E. Johnston's plan to attack the Union Army of the Potomac's IV Corps (under Keyes) at Fair Oaks called for Longstreet to approach from the ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-05-31
  • Map
    The Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Shows the area of eastern Henrico County, Va., where the battle of Malvern Hill was fought. The landscape gave the Union forces a strong natural position from which to fend off the Confederate attack.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-07-01
  • Map
    Plan of the battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia. Fought June 30th and July 1st, 1862. "The position of Union forces at Malvern Hill was on the West. Overlooking Warren were 36 guns having full sweep of the Valley and over the River Road. These batteries were [Stephen Hinsdale] Weed's NYork battery, Edwards', Carlisle's, Smead's and Voegele's. To these later in the day were added the siege guns 1st Conn. Artillery under Col. Robert O. Tyler[,;] these were placed on ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-06-30
  • Map
    Plan of the battle of Chantilly, Virginia. Fought Septr. 1st 1862, 5 to 10 PM. This engagement, known as the Battle of Chantilly, or Ox Hill, was the last action in the 2d Bull Run Campaign (June-September 1862). This map focuses on western Fairfax County, Va. Stonewall Jackson's forces occupy both sides of the road from Centreville to Chantilly, with additional forces based on Ox Hill overlooking the town from the north. There is also a substantial force located ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-09-01
  • Map
    Map showing position of Union and Rebel armies and Jackson's flank march during 2nd Battle of Bull Run, Aug. 28th to 31st, 1862. Fortunately, Pope's forces retained control of Henry House Hill, thereby allowing the bulk of his army to retreat safely across Bull Run toward Centreville. As part of Lee's plan to interrupt Pope's line of communications, he sent Jackson in a flank movement around the Union Army to take up a position between it and Centreville; Jackson chose the vicinity of Sudley Mountain. As the ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-08-28
  • Map
    Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864. As a diversionary measure to take some of the pressure off of besieged Petersburg, Confederate forces under Jubal Early launched a northern offensive beginning in late June 1864. After stops near Harper's Ferry and Shepherdstown, W. Va., and Frederick and Baltimore, Md., they reached the outskirts of Washington, D.C., by July 11. Reconnaissance showed the Union had begun some intensive reinforcement, so an attack ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864-07-11
  • Map
    New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia Originally built by the Confederates and used for winter quarters in 1861-1862, the defenses around Centreville were also used by the Union Army to cover the retreat back to Washington after both 1st and 2nd Bull Run. When Lee began concentrating his forces around Culpeper in July 1863, and Meade, not to be outdone, moved his army to a position opposite them along the ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    The Battle of Antietam, Septr. 16th-17th, 1862. In this detail from a printed map, Sneden shows the movement of the Lee's Confederate line at the battle of Antietam. On September 16 the Confederates are shown east of Sharpsburg. On September 17, after a day of intense fighting, the Confederates have pulled back slightly to just outside the town of Sharpsburg. On September 18 they are shown moving toward Shepherdstown, W. Va.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-09-16
  • Map
    Battle of Antietam, Md. In this extremely detailed map, Sneden indicates the locations of roads, bridges, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, houses, barns, ploughed fields, and the Antietam Iron Works. The Union and Confederate signal stations are also noted. The line of battle is located east of the town of Sharpsburg on September 16; encompassing the town on September 17 (after the actual battle); and to the west ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
  • Map
    The line of the Rappahannock, 30th April 1863 Showing position of Union and Rebel armies at and near Fredericksburg, Va. This map shows the location of the two armies on the eve of the Chancellorsville Campaign. Union Gen. Hooker has moved his forces via Kelly's Ford into position south of the Rappahannock near Chancellorsville, Va., to launch what he believes will be a rear attack on Gen. R. E. Lee's Fredericksburg stronghold. Meanwhile Federal forces under Sedgwick continue a diversionary frontal assault on Fredericksburg. ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-04-30
  • Map
    Plan of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fought 13th Decr. 1862. Map shows Gen. R. E. Lee's strong position on the heights overlooking Fredericksburg, Va. While he could not prevent the Union forces from crossing the Rappahannock River on December 13 and taking the town, they were unable, despite repeated suicidal assaults, to take the hills on which the Confederate forces were entrenched. After several days astride the river, the Union forces withdrew the night ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Paine, William H.
    • Date: 1862-12-13
  • Map
    The Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., including operations from April 29th to May 5th, 1863 Map depicts Hooker's attempt to flank Lee's position at Fredericksburg via Kelly's Ford and Chancellorsville, which backfired when Lee discovered it. Dividing his forces, Lee turned half to meet Hooker's Federals head on near Chancellorsville while Jackson's division moved through the Wilderness to flank Hooker's right. Meanwhile, Sedgwick's forces managed to cross the Rappahannock opposite Fredericksburg and dislodge the Confederates holding Marie's Heights, but ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Paine, William H.
    • Date: 1863-04-29
  • Map
    Gettysburg Third day. Position of troops. Detail from an identified printed map annotated to show which units held essentially the same position through July 2 and which moved, noting the starting positions (in the morning) and ending positions (in the evening) of the latter. The usual landmarks, such as Culp's Hill, Cemetery Ridge, and Little Round Top, are also indicated.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-07-02
  • Map
    The Battle of Gettysburg Penna. Showing positions held July 2nd, 1863. Gives locations of specific units with some attempt to indicate movement (i.e. direction of charges and assaults) during the course of the day. Also indicates the usual landmarks (Culp's Hill, Cemetery Ridge, Round Top, etc.) plus the locations of hospitals and headquarters.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-07-02
  • Map
    Battle of Gettysburg, Penna. Showing positions held 1st and 3rd July 1863. This map of the battlefield at Gettysburg juxtaposes locations of various units on the first and third days of the three-day battle. Most of the fighting on July 1st seems to have taken place to the northwest of the town of Gettysburg, while that on July 3rd is concentrated to the southeast.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
  • Map
    Gettysburg in peace Printed map on which Sneden has indicated the places where his unit (the 40th New York) saw action on the battlefield.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Map of Charleston Harbor with Morris Island and James, Broad, Folly, and Cole's Islds. : showing the position of the Union and Rebel forts and batteries & & November and December 1863. Regional map of Charleston Harbor extending along the Atlantic Coast from Sullivan's Island just north of the harbor entrance to St. John's and Kiawah islands to the south. Indicates the presence of Union warships off the coast and places along the coastline where the Union has established a foothold.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
  • Map
    [Ge]ographical sketch of the city of Richmond, Virginia, with surrounding encampments, 1862. Shows Confederate encampements and prisons in Richmond and south of the James River in Manchester and Spring Hill. Sneden has added an index listing the governenment buildings and the houses of important persons.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862