Map Official map of the Union works in front of Yorktown, Va.

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Title
Official map of the Union works in front of Yorktown, Va.
Summary
Shows the vicinity of Yorktown, Va., including Union batteries located along the Warwick Court House Road. Also shows the Confederate barricade made up of abatis, palisades, slashings of trees, felled trees, and dams that flooded low-lying areas. The Union army, under Gen. McClellan, prepared to lay siege to Yorktown as part of its advance up the Virginia Peninsula toward the Confederate capital of Richmond.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Heine, William.
Created / Published
[1862-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Peninsular Campaign, 1862--Maps
-  Virginia Peninsula (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  Yorktown (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Virginia Peninsula
-  United States--Virginia--Yorktown
-  Peninsular Campaign
Notes
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook 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 Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 103).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 45 x 34 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00246
Online Format
image
Description
Shows the vicinity of Yorktown, Va., including Union batteries located along the Warwick Court House Road. Also shows the Confederate barricade made up of abatis, palisades, slashings of trees, felled trees, and dams that flooded low-lying areas. The Union army, under Gen. McClellan, prepared to lay siege to Yorktown as part of its advance up the Virginia Peninsula toward the Confederate capital of Richmond.

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Chicago citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox, and William Heine. Official map of the Union works in front of Yorktown, Va. [to 1865, 1862] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00246/. (Accessed July 28, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. & Heine, W. (1862) Official map of the Union works in front of Yorktown, Va. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00246/.

MLA citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox, and William Heine. Official map of the Union works in front of Yorktown, Va. [to 1865, 1862] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00246/>.