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Maps Plan of the battle of Chancellorsville. Virginia position, 5 p.m., 2nd May 1863.

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Title
Plan of the battle of Chancellorsville. Virginia position, 5 p.m., 2nd May 1863.
Summary
Sneden uses his usual eye for detail in showing the nature of the terrain with crop fields, woods, areas of felled trees, roads, and waterways in the vicinity of the Battle of Chancellorsville. He particularly emphasizes the positions of the following corps in the U.S. Army of the Potomac: 2nd Corps (commanded by Winfield Scott Hancock), 3rd Corps (commanded by Daniel Edgar Sickles), 5th Corps (commanded by George Gordon Meade), 11th Corps (commanded by Oliver Otis Howard), and 12th Corps (commanded by Henry Warner Slocum).
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Subject Headings
-  Hancock, Winfield Scott,--1824-1886
-  Howard, O. O.--(Oliver Otis),--1830-1909
-  Meade, George Gordon,--1815-1872
-  Sickles, Daniel Edgar,--1825-1914
-  Slocum, Henry Warner,--1827-1894
-  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 11th
-  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 12th
-  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 2nd
-  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 3rd
-  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 5th
-  Chancellorsville (Va.), Battle of, 1863
-  Chancellorsville (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Chancellorsville
-  Chancellorsville (Va.), Battle of
Notes
-  Bottom margin: "Copy from official map, Topog. Engineers."
-  Key across the bottom margin indicates that Sneden is illustrating positions of the Union and Confederate forces, including cavalry and artillery positions, houses in the vicinity, headquarters, breastworks, wagons, and skirmishes.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary page.
-  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.
-  Robert Knox Sneden scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1), Virginia Historical Society.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden diary, 1861-1865 (v. 4, p. 301-302).
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 27 x 18 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nclpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00021
Online Format
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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the battle of Chancellorsville. Virginia position, 5 p.m., 2nd May 1863. 1863. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00021/. (Accessed August 27, 2016.)

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Sneden, R. K. (1863) Plan of the battle of Chancellorsville. Virginia position, 5 p.m., 2nd May 1863. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00021/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the battle of Chancellorsville. Virginia position, 5 p.m., 2nd May 1863. 1863. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00021/>.