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    Map of Mount Vernon, Virginia and vicinity : shewing [sic] Union picket lines, March 186[1]. Includes main roads, farms, churches, forts, and Union lines in Fairfax County, Va., especially around the estate of Mount Vernon.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    Sketch of the lines at Yorktown Virginia April 30th 1862. Shows an area that includes Gloucester Point on the north/east side of the York River, Yorktown on the south/west side of the river, and Wormsley Creek to the south of Yorktown as the Union forces finalized preparations to begin the siege of Yorktown.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-04-30
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    Plan of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fought 13th Decr. 1862. Map shows Gen. R. E. Lee's strong position on the heights overlooking Fredericksburg, Va. While he could not prevent the Union forces from crossing the Rappahannock River on December 13 and taking the town, they were unable, despite repeated suicidal assaults, to take the hills on which the Confederate forces were entrenched. After several days astride the river, the Union forces withdrew the night ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Paine, William H.
    • Date: 1862-12-13
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    Fredericksburg to Petersburg, Va. The purpose of this map is uncertain; it may have been to identify the rail lines within the corridor between Fredericksburg and Petersburg. Included (as phrased by Sneden) are the Richmond and Danville Railroad, Lynchburg Railroad, Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, Virginia Central Railroad, and the Richmond Fredericksburg (Railroad). A few key events in the entire war are indicated such as the surrender of Lee ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
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    The Pursuit of the rebel army, April 6th-8th, 1865, and Battle of Sailor's Creek, Va. In this detail from an unidentified printed map, Sneden depicts the area between Rice's Depot and Jetersville, Va. Named after Sailor's Creek that runs through Prince Edward, Amelia and Nottoway Counties, this engagement of the Appomattox Campaign was fought April 6, 1865. The Confederates sustained heavy losses (7-8,000) before withdrawing to Highbridge, and several generals, including Ewell, were captured.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1865-04-06
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    Position of Union Army Map shows the location of Union troops in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia poised to begin McClellan's Peninsular Campaign, March 1862. Among the landmarks noted are the location of McClellan's headquarters in Hampton from 23 March to 4 April 1862; the route of reconnaissance by Smith and Fitz-John Porter in the vicinity of Yorktown, Va., 27 March; and McClellan's new headquarters on the ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-03-08
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    Battle of Chantilly Va. Shows the area between Chantilly to the north and Bull Run to the south where Pope massed his troops prior to their retreat back to Washington. The location of Centreville and Fairfax Station are also indicated.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-09-01
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    Battlefield of Bull Run August 29th and 30th 1862. Shows the area of the Bull Run battlefield with the disposition of Union and Confederate forces. Union Gen. Pope's command faced that of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson, unaware that Longstreet's command had arrived to reinforce Jackson's position. On the second day of fighting, an assault by Pope's forces was repulsed by Jackson's troops, while Longstreet attacked Pope's unprotected left flank. Pope was defeated, but ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-08-29
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    Official map of the Union works in front of Yorktown, Va. 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: Sneden, Robert Knox - Heine, William
    • Date: 1862
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    Map of 1st and 2nd Bull Run battles. Official map from the Topographical Bureau, Washington, D.C. In this detail of a printed map, Sneden has juxtaposed troop locations during First Bull Run (21 July 1861) and Second Bull Run (29-30 August 1862). He has also noted the location where Union General Philip Kearny was shot by Confederate troops in 1862; the line of command of the Union Army's Department of Washington as of January 1863; and the Union monument erected ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Battle of Chancellorsville Virginia 2nd & 3rd May 1863. Depicts the town of Chancellorsville and environs, including Marie's Bridge over Scott's Creek and the locations of the plank roads to Richard's Ford, Orange Court House, and Fredericksburg. Also shows locations of Union and Confederate troops at various times throughout the two days of battle.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-05-02
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    Plan of the second Battle of Bull Run Va. Showing position of both armies at 7 p.m. 30th Aug. 1862. Shows the area of Sudley Springs, Va., to the north and Bethlehem to the south on the second day of the battle. The locations of the Warrenton Turnpike and the Manassas Gap Railroad are also indicated.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Plan shewing [sic] entrenched position of Union army at Westover or Harrison's Landing, James River, Va., July and August 1862. As the action on the Virginia Peninsula wound down in July, McClellan moved his headquarters to Harrison's Landing on the James River, in Charles City County, Va.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
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    Plan of the redoubt and rifle pits ensilading [sic] the Leesburg and Fairfax turnpikes 2 miles from Alexandria, Virginia. Built by the 38th, 40th N.Y. and 3rd Maine regiments during October and ... Includes main roads, buildings used for the hospital, chapel, stables, theater, and headquarters encampment of Brigadier General John Sedgwick.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    Plan of the battle of Gaine's Mill, Virginia fought June 27th, 1862. Concerns the Battle of Gaines Mill, Hanover County, Va., one of the Seven Days' Battles, 26 June-1 July 1862.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-06-27
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    Plan of the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Map shows the area between the Rappahannock and Massaponax rivers including Fredericksburg and Marie's Heights. The location of Confederate troops under Longstreet and Jackson and Union troops under Burnside are indicated. Due to Burnside's slow maneuvering, the Confederates were able to use the topography to their advantage, in particular the bluffs overlooking the town and river. After sustaining heavy losses crossing the Rappahannock River, ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-12-12
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    Plan of Fortress Munroe [sic], Va., 1862. Shows the area surrounding Fort Monroe, including the Chesapeake Bay, Old Point Comfort, and Camp Hamilton to the north.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Plan of the Battle of Ball's Bluff Va. Fought October 21st 1861. Shows the Potomac River in the area of Loudoun County, Va., and Montgomery County, Md., where Union troops under Col. Edward D. Baker faced Confederate troops commanded by Evans. What was meant to be a "a slight demonstration" against the Confederate forces guarding the fords quickly became a rout. Col. Baker was one of the casualties.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861-10-21
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    Second Battle of Bull Run position of troops at 6 p.m. Shows the area of Sudley Springs, Va., to the north and Bethlehem Church to the south. The location of Warrenton Turnpike and Manassas Gap Railroad is also indicated.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    The Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., including operations from April 29th to May 5th, 1863 Map depicts Hooker's attempt to flank Lee's position at Fredericksburg via Kelly's Ford and Chancellorsville, which backfired when Lee discovered it. Dividing his forces, Lee turned half to meet Hooker's Federals head on near Chancellorsville while Jackson's division moved through the Wilderness to flank Hooker's right. Meanwhile, Sedgwick's forces managed to cross the Rappahannock opposite Fredericksburg and dislodge the Confederates holding Marie's Heights, but ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Paine, William H.
    • Date: 1863-04-29
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    Plan of Yorktown, Virginia ... April, 1862. Shows the area of the York River coastline from Windmill Creek to Wormsley Creek with particular attention to the landforms and defenses around Yorktown and the layout of streets and buildings within the town itself.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    The Union army encampment at Hampton, Virginia Showing picket lines and Fortress Munroe [sic]. Shows the landmarks in the area around Union-occupied Hampton, Va., including the Poor Farm, the Female Seminary, Buckrow's house, Hickman's farm, and "Fox Hill," the home of J. Fox.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    Route of 3rd Corps from Cattlet's [sic] to Greenwich, Va. The maps shows the location of the Union III Corps under Sickles and Confederate troops under A.P. Hill between Catlett's Station and Manassas Junction, Va. The Manassas Gap and the Orange and Alexandria railroads are also indicated, and also shown is the location of the skirmish that took place at Auburn earlier in the day.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-10-14
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    Plan of the Battle of Fredericksburg. Map is oriented with the Rappahannock River to the top (actually, north/northeast) and the Massaponax River [now Creek] to the right (actually, south). Shows the field of action for the first Battle of Fredericksburg, December 12-13, 1862.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-12-12
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    Map shewing [sic] vicinity of Harper's Ferry, Virginia, and the upper Potomac River. Concerns an area of Maryland and Virginia between the towns of Cumberland, Md., on the west and Harpers Ferry, Va. [now W.Va.], on the eastern side of the map. Sneden details the mountainous topography highlighting rivers, especially the Potomac River, and including the rail system through this area. Just north of Winchester, Va., there is a line of unidentified Confederate troops. The only other ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863