Map Plan of the Battle of the Wilderness, Va. : May 5th to 12th.

About this Item

Title

  • Plan of the Battle of the Wilderness, Va. : May 5th to 12th.

Summary

  • While labelled the Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-6), this map depicts troop locations and movements during engagements in the days immediately following as both armies met at Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-12) and Union forces under Grant made slow but steady progress moving southeast toward the James River and their ultimate goal, Richmond.
  • This map encompasses the Rapidan River to the northeast, and identifies troops surrounding Old Wilderness Run and Wilderness Tavern in Spotsylvania County, Va. The location of Gen. Grant's Headquarters is also indicated.

Names

  • Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.

Created / Published

  • [1864-1865]

Headings

  • -  Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864--Maps
  • -  Spotsylvania County (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  United States--Virginia--Spotsylvania County
  • -  Wilderness, Battle of the, Va

Notes

  • -  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image.
  • -  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
  • -  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.
  • -  Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
  • -  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 334).
  • -  Manuscripts

Medium

  • 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 19 x 11 cm.

Repository

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

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Online Format

  • image

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the Battle of the Wilderness, Va.: May 5th to 12th. [to 1865, 1864] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00232/.

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1864) Plan of the Battle of the Wilderness, Va.: May 5th to 12th. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00232/.

MLA citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the Battle of the Wilderness, Va.: May 5th to 12th. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00232/>.