Map [Map of the siege of Suffolk, Va., 1863.]

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  • [Map of the siege of Suffolk, Va., 1863.]


  • Concerns the unsuccessful Confederate siege of Suffolk, Va., 11 April-4 May 1863, and indicates the location of Federal troops, railroads, roads, parade ground, breastworks, hospital, and forts, and the placement Federal gunboats in the Nansemond River.

Contributor Names

  • Allen, Orrin Sweet, 1826-1902.

Created / Published

  • [S.l. : s.n., 1863].

Subject Headings

  • -  Siege warfare--United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  Suffolk (Va.)--Maps
  • -  Suffolk (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  Suffolk (Va.)--History--Siege, 1863--Maps
  • -  Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
  • -  United States--Virginia--Suffolk


  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
  • -  Orrin Sweet Allen papers, 1862-1865 (Mss2 AL543 a 1), Virginia Historical Society.
  • -  Orrin Sweet Allen was a carpenter from Harmony, N.Y., who served in Company H of the 112th New York Volunteer Infantry of the U.S. Army.
  • -  Gift of Roscoe N. and Betty A. Allen through the courtesy of Nelson F. Allen and Tracy L. Allen, Spring, Tex., 15 March 2002.
  • -  Manuscripts


  • 1 map : hand drawn in pencil ; 32 x 51 cm.


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

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Chicago citation style:

Allen, Orrin Sweet. Map of the siege of Suffolk, Va. [S.l.: s.n, 1863] Map.

APA citation style:

Allen, O. S. (1863) Map of the siege of Suffolk, Va. [S.l.: s.n] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Allen, Orrin Sweet. Map of the siege of Suffolk, Va. [S.l.: s.n, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.