Maps Map showing the investment and siege of Savannah, Georgia by Genl Sherman's army Decr 1864.

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Title
Map showing the investment and siege of Savannah, Georgia by Genl Sherman's army Decr 1864.
Summary
Regional view of Savannah, Ga., with the many landforms (rivers, sounds, swamps, islands) noted as well as the locations of forts Jackson and Pulaski. The Savannah & Gulf Railroad, Georgia Central Railroad, and Ogeechee Canal are also indicated.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1864-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Siege warfare--United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1864--Maps
-  United States--Georgia--Savannah
Notes
-  "Savannah had a population of about 25,00 [and] was strongly fortified and held by Rebel Genl. Hardee with an army of 15,000. These evacuated the city escaping by pontoon bridge to the Union causeway to Charleston, S.C. The city was surrendered by the mayor. The two rebel ironclad rams in the harbor were blown up by the rebels before leaving"--Page caption.
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  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. 378).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 16.5 x 23.5 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00310
Online Format
image

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Map showing the investment and siege of Savannah, Georgia by Genl Sherman's army Decr 1864. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00310/. (Accessed January 20, 2017.)

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Sneden, R. K. (1864) Map showing the investment and siege of Savannah, Georgia by Genl Sherman's army Decr 1864. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00310/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Map showing the investment and siege of Savannah, Georgia by Genl Sherman's army Decr 1864. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00310/>.