Map Gettysburg July 2nd The Union and Rebel forces in the cemetery.

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Title
Gettysburg July 2nd The Union and Rebel forces in the cemetery.
Summary
While purporting to depict a meeting of Union and Confederate forces at Cemetery Hill, this map instead shows in detail the disposition of Union forces on Cemetery and Culp's hills. Of greater interest is the indication of the location of Sickles's 3rd Corps along the Emmitsburg Road on the morning of July 2nd, and their new position at the base of Little Round Top by nightfall. Sickles, having overextended his line, left himself open to a flank attack by Hood's division.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[S.l., 1863-1865].
Subject Headings
-  Sickles, Daniel Edgar,--1825-1914
-  Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863--Maps
-  Gettysburg (Pa.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Pennsylvania--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Pennsylvania--Gettysburg Region
-  Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa
Notes
-  "Night of July 2nd."
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  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.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1 v. 4, p. 594).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 13.5 x 14.5 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00148
Online Format
image
Description
While purporting to depict a meeting of Union and Confederate forces at Cemetery Hill, this map instead shows in detail the disposition of Union forces on Cemetery and Culp's hills. Of greater interest is the indication of the location of Sickles's 3rd Corps along the Emmitsburg Road on the morning of July 2nd, and their new position at the base of Little Round Top by nightfall. Sickles, having overextended his line, left himself open to a flank attack by Hood's division.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Gettysburg July 2nd The Union and Rebel forces in the cemetery. [S.l., to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00148/. (Accessed May 26, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1863) Gettysburg July 2nd The Union and Rebel forces in the cemetery. [S.l., to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00148/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Gettysburg July 2nd The Union and Rebel forces in the cemetery. [S.l., to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00148/>.