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Map [Map of Alexandria, Virginia]

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  • [Map of Alexandria, Virginia]


  • Illustrates Alexandria's central position in the defense of Washington, where at least 12 outlying forts surrounded the city. Military camps of various Union officers such as Samuel Peter Heintzelman are indicated on this map.


  • Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.


  • -  Heintzelman, Samuel Peter,--1805-1880
  • -  Alexandria (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  Washington (D.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  Fort Lyon (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  United States--Virginia--Alexandria
  • -  United States--District of Columbia--Washington
  • -  United States--Virginia--Fort Lyon


  • -  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary page.
  • -  Samuel Peter Heintzelman, whom Sneden served under, was headquartered at Fort Lyon, southwest of Alexandria. Heintzelman was in charge of the defense of Washington from 27 October 1862-13 October 1863.
  • -  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. 1, p. 261).
  • -  Manuscripts


  • 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 14 x 19 cm.


  • Virginia Historical Society P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221 to 0311 USA vau

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Chicago citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. Map of Alexandria, Virginia. 1861. Map.

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1861) Map of Alexandria, Virginia. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Map of Alexandria, Virginia. 1861. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.