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    Map of the Peninsula of Virginia : showing route of McClellan's Army toward Richmond [illegible]. On what appears to be a portion of a published travel map showing steamship and railroad routes out of Baltimore, Md., Sheden has indicated the route of the Union Army as it moved up the Virginia Peninsula toward Richmond.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Map shewing [sic] vicinity of Winchester, Virginia, Potomac, etc. Shows portions of southern Maryland and northern Virginia emphasizing Winchester, Va. Sneden notes on the map that Winchester was a city that changed hands 46 times during the war. He lists three major battles near Winchester, fought in March 1862, May 1864, and September 1864. Sneden considered the Battle of Kernstown, Va., to be the First Battle of Winchester but today historians consider the ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-03-23
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    Plan of the battle of Five Forks, Va., April 1st 1865 : fought by 5th Army corps Genl Warren. This map depicts the Five Forks area of Dinwiddie County, Va., where Confederate forces under Gen. George E. Pickett tried to hold off the Union advance on Petersburg and the important South Side Railroad. Included are Hatcher's Run, the Appomattox River, Petersburg, Dinwiddie Court House, and the Weldon Railroad. Union forces involved included Warren's Fifth Corps infantry and Sheridan's cavalry. Accused by Sheridan of ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1865-04-01
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    [Map of Alexandria, Virginia] Illustrates Alexandria's central position in the defense of Washington, where at least 12 outlying forts surrounded the city. Military camps of various Union officers such as Samuel Peter Heintzelman are indicated on this map.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    Plan of the Battle of Bristoe Station, Orange and Alexandria Railroad, Va., Octr. 14th 1863. Shows the area of Fairfax County, Va., which was the site of the Battle of Bristoe Station. The map is oriented with Cedar Run to the south, Bristoe to the west and indicates the route of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Also indicated are A. P. Hill's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, engaging the Union's II Corps during its withdrawal toward Centreville, Va.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-10-14
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    Map of the Lower Peninsula of Virginia, April 1862. Shows the Confederate and Union fortifications located between the York River to the north and the James River to the south during the Peninsular campaign of 1862.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle. However, what initially appeared to be an overwhelming success quickly turned to a rout when the Union forces were redeployed and launched a successful counterattack that drove the Confederates back across the Shenandoah to Fisher's Hill, with heavy losses of men, equipment and supplies. Map shows troop locations along the Strasburg Pike on either side of Cedar Creek, and along the north fork of ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    Map of the field of operations, November 1863. Map shows the area between Culpeper Courthouse and Orange Courthouse including the location of Federal troops under Meade in Union-held towns and along the Rappahannock River. On November 7th, the Union army began its advance across the Rappahannock River at Rappahannock Station. The map also indicates the location of Confederate strongholds along the Rapidan River.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
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    Plan of battle of Salem Church near Bank's Ford, Virginia : May 3rd & 4th 1863. As part of a series depicting the Chancellorsville Campgain, this map gives details of the area around Salem Church, where Union Gen. Sedgwick's forces, en route from Fredericksburg to reinforce Hooker near Chancellorsville, met Confederate opposition under Wilcox. Lee's quick assessment of the potential of the situation led him to redeploy his forces in the hope of destroying Sedgwick's corps. While prevented from joining ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-05-03
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    Position of 3rd Army Corps at Harrison's Landing, Va., July 9th 1862. From actual survey made for Genl. Heintzelman Gives Union Army positions around Harrison's Landing in Charles City County, Va., on July 9th, 1862, with details of the terrain and locations of headquarters for the following Union officers: David Bell Birney, Cuvier Grover, Samuel Peter Heintzelman, Joseph Hooker, Philip Kearny, Israel Bush Richardson, John Sedgwick, and George Sykes.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-07-09
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    The Centre position of Union and Rebel armies, Yorktown, Va. Shows both of the armies west of Yorktown, with the York River to the east, as the Siege of Yorktown got underway.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Map showing position Union and Rebel armies 2 p.m. 30th June : and the routes of advance of enemy on the Union Army at White Oak Swamp Creek Va. Shows the area of Henrico County between Richmond and New Market, in which occurred the Battle of White Oak Swamp, one of the Seven Day's Battles.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-06-30
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    Plan of the Rebel position at Howard's Bridge, April 4th 1862. The map shows the area of the lower peninsula around Howard's Bridge, including the Confederate works on the north side of the Poquosin River.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-04-04
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    Battle of Malvern Hill showing Magruder's 1st attack June 30th Shows the area of Malvern Hill, Henrico County, Va., where McClellan's retreating army made a final stand, effectively ending the Seven Days' Battles.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-06-30
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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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    [Map of the lower Potomac River showing picket lines, January 1862] Concerns Union and Confederate pickets positioned north and south around Pohick Church and Accotink in Fairfax County, Va., in January 1862. Includes a balloon pictured near Pohick Church and labelled as "Decr. 1861," but as noted in Sneden's diary text on pp. 374-376, he indicates that Professor Thaddeus S. C. Lowe also was using the surveillance hot-air balloons in the same area in January ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    [Map of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864]. Shows the area of the Shenandoah Valley including the Blue Ridge Mountains between Staunton and Front Royal, Va. In mid-1864 almost 50,000 troops were placed in the Middle Military Division under General Sheridan. Between August and November Sheridan engaged Early's troops several times at Winchester, Fishers Hill and Cedar Creek, Va.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864
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    Map shewing [sic] advance of 6th Army Corps (Genl. John Sedgwick U.S.A.) to assist Gen. Hooker at Chancellorsville. In January of 1863 Joseph Hooker replaced Ambrose Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac. His first order of business was to dislodge R. E. Lee from his position outside of Fredericksburg. Hooker envisioned a two-prong approach, with half his army attacking on Lee's left, while the other half, under the command of John Sedgwick, made a diversionary attack across the Rappahannock ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
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    The defenses of Richmond, 1864 Shows the fortifications surrounding Richmond including, Brook Run to the north, and Harrison's Landing to the south. The James River and major roads and railroad lines are also indicated.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864
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    Union and Rebel works Yorktown, Va. [1862] Shows the York River from Gloucester Point to south of Wormsley Creek. Yorktown appears at top of image, with remaining detail showing interior of the Peninsula. Woods, creeks, fields, roads, houses and other points of reference are included. Also indicates location of the British Army's surrender after the Revolutionary War Battle of Yorktown in 1781.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Map showing vicinity of battlefield of Antietam Md. Shows the area west from Cumberland, Md., east to Hanover, Pa. The maps also show the area surrounding the Antietam battlefield including Hopewell, Pa., to the north down to Winchester, Va., in the south. Despite the indication of Maryland in the lower left of the image, it actually depicts parts of Virginia and West Virginia.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Plan of Battle of Cold Harbor, Va. : June 1st and 3rd 1864. The area of Hanover County, Va., covered by this map extends from Mechanicsville to the northwest, the Chickahominy River to the south and Cold Harbor to the east. The Confederate army was already in place along the lowlands of the Chickahominy River when Grant's army arrived on June 1. There was some fighting late in the day, with no Federal progress, but both sides ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864-06-01
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    Chancellorsville, Va. Position of the 11th Corps at 6 p.m. May 2nd 1863 Maj Genl O.O. Howard commanding Map shows the position of Union and Confederate troops in the area surrounding Chancellorsville, Va., at 6 p.m. on May 2, 1863. By late afternoon on May 2, Stonewall Jackson's troops had moved deeper into the Wilderness and were within striking distance of the 1st Corps, U.S. Army of the Potomac, P.O. Howard, commanding. Jackson gave the order to attack at 6 p.m., pushing ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-05-02
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    Plan of the Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines, Va. Fought 31st May 1862. Shows the distribution of troops during battle, with majority of McClellan's forces northeast of the Chickahominy River and the Confederates under Joseph E. Johnston attacking the two Union corps on the south side of the river. Map indicates locations of 9 Mile Road and Old Williamsburg Road, the Richmond and York River Railroad, and Confederate defenses, chiefly felled trees. Edwin V. Sumner's route of ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    Plan of the battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia. Fought September 22nd, 1864. Despite a strong natural defensive position near Fisher's Hill, south of Strasburg, Va., Early's Confederates were overwhelmed by Sheridan's greater numbers. Map shows the flanking movement led by Crook as well as the position of the Union forces just prior to their frontal assault. The detail of the distribution of the Confederate forces was contained on that portion of the map that is missing.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864-09-22