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Maps Battlefield of Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va. from official map made by Col. W. H. Paine U.S. Engineers.

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Title
Battlefield of Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va. from official map made by Col. W. H. Paine U.S. Engineers.
Summary
Map shows the area between Dinwiddie Court House and Five Forks, Va., including the location of troops at different times during the engagement. Beginning on March 30, 1865, Sheridan advanced on the Five Forks area. He was stopped overnight at Dinwiddie Court House due to heavy rain. On March 31st he advanced toward Five Forks only to meet significant Confederate resistance, and was forced back toward the Court House. Heavily reinforced overnight, on April 1st the Union again advanced on the now-entrenched Confederates. Vastly outnumbered, the Confederate forces withdrew, in the process allowing the vital South Side Railroad to fall into Union hands. This map gives a close-in look at the action.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Paine, William H.
Created / Published
[S.l., 1865]
Subject Headings
-  Appomattox Campaign, 1865--Maps
-  Dinwiddie Court House, Battle of, Dinwiddie, Va., 1865--Maps
-  Five Forks, Battle of, Va., 1865--Maps
-  Dinwiddie County (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Five Forks (Dinwiddie County, Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Dinwiddie County
-  United States--Virginia--Five Forks (Dinwiddie County)
-  Appomattox Campaign
-  Dinwiddie Court House, Battle of, Dinwiddie, Va
-  Five Forks, Battle of, Va
Notes
-  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. 6, p. 396).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 16 x 11 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00189
Online Format
image

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Sneden, Robert Knox, and William H Paine. Battlefield of Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va. from official map made by Col. W. H. Paine U.S. Engineers. [S.l, 1865] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00189/. (Accessed August 28, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. & Paine, W. H. (1865) Battlefield of Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va. from official map made by Col. W. H. Paine U.S. Engineers. [S.l] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00189/.

MLA citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox, and William H Paine. Battlefield of Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va. from official map made by Col. W. H. Paine U.S. Engineers. [S.l, 1865] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00189/>.