Film, Video Re-Imagining the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying and Cartography (afternoon session)
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- Re-Imagining the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying and Cartography (afternoon session)
- Cartographers during the U.S. Civil War invented new techniques and mapped the country--both Union and Confederate territories--more accurately than ever before in the nation's history. The afternoon session of this day-long conference included presentations on "Mapping the New Coasts of War,""Shedding a Little Light: Early Photographic Techniques Used to Reproduce Maps" and a reenactment and demonstration of the surveying and cartographic methods of the period, using original equipment.
- Event Date
- May 20, 2011
- - John Cloud is historian at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- - Adrienne Lundgren is senior photographic conservator at the Library of Congress.
- - Robert Mergel is a Civil War reenactor and surveyor.
- Related Resources
- John W. Kluge Center: http://www.loc.gov/kluge/
- Running Time
- 2 hours, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
- Online Format
- online text
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