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    Plan of the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia. July 21st 1861. Map shows the area surrounding Bull Run including Centreville and New Market, Va.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861-07-21
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    Plan of the Battle of Glendale or Frasier's Farm Va. Fought 30th June 1862. Shows the area of Henrico County, Va., from White Oak Swamp to the north to Glendale to the south. This was the location of both the Battle of White Oak Swamp and the separate skirmish at Frazier's Farm, both part of the Seven Days' Battles.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-06-30
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    Plan of Fort Lyon on Eagle Hill above Alexandria, Va. Shows a detailed drawing of Union Fort Lyon located on Eagle Hill in Fairfax County, Va. This fort was the headquarters for Major General Samuel Peter Heintzelman, U.S.A.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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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 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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    Entrenched position of the 3rd corps, A.P., at Harrison's Landing, James River, Va., July 9th 1862 Shows the area of Charles City County, Va., along the James River (between Kimmage's and Herring creeks) to which McClellan moved his troops at the end of the Peninsular Campaign. They remained here until August 16. Details include the use of slashed or burned trees, ditches, piles of logs, and natural landforms as defenses.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-07-09
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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
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    Official map of the lower Potomac River picket lines Jany 1862. Shows area of Fairfax County, Va., between Pohick Church and Accotink to the north and Colchester to the south.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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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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    Skirmish at Auburn, Va., Oct. 14th, 1863 Map shows route of Union army (32nd and 38th New York Infantry Regiments, 10th Massachusetts Infantry and others) along the road from Bristoe Station to Warrenton, Va., when the column was attacked by part of A.P. Hill's forces. Shows road lined by stone walls as it crosses Cedar Creek, passes the McCormack farm house, and turns north toward Greenwich.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-10-14
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    Position of Union and Rebel armies near Chancellorsville May 4th 1863 Map shows the location of troops in the area surrounding Chancellorsville, Va. The main focus of the map is the troops under Union General Hooker located to the north along the Rapidan River as well as the Confederates under Lee and Stuart to the south and west.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-05-04
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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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    Battle of Cumberland Church, Va. Map shows the area between Farmville, Va., and Cumberland Courthouse to the north. This was a small skirmish just north of Farmville in Cumberland County on April 7, 1865, just following action at Highbridge and Rice's Station.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1865-04-07
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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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    Map of Harrison's Landing, James River, Virginia. Shows the locations along the James River of the camps of the U.S. Army of the Potomac after the Seven Days' Battles, 25 June-1 July 1862. Also shows locations of Berkeley and Westover plantations in Charles City County, Va.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    Map shewing [sic] retreat of Union Army from Savage's Station to White Oak Swamp, Va. : the position of Army after crossing morning of 30th June 1862, 7 a.m. Bottom margin: "The swamp was 8 miles long and 3 miles wide." Key across the bottom margin indicates the symbols for positions of the Union and Confederate armies, including infantry, cavalry, and artillery. Farms, homes, and churches are included as well as all major roads and waterways. NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary page. This item is from the...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-06-30
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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 Kettle Run and Bristoe Station August 27 1862. Shows the area between Greenwich, Va., to the north and Cedar Run to the south two days prior to the beginning of the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. The location of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad is also indicated.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-08-27
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    Plan of Rebel redoubt and barracks [at] "Camp Misery" : surveyed April 11th 1862. Layout of "Camp Misery," a Confederate fort on the Virginia Peninsula located in a swampy area on the Ship Point road. The camp was evacuated on April 5th, 1862, as Union forces began their siege of Yorktown.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862-04-11
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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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    New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia Originally built by the Confederates and used for winter quarters in 1861-1862, the defenses around Centreville were also used by the Union Army to cover the retreat back to Washington after both 1st and 2nd Bull Run. When Lee began concentrating his forces around Culpeper in July 1863, and Meade, not to be outdone, moved his army to a position opposite them along the...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
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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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    Plan of the Battle of the Wilderness, Va. : May 5th to 12th. While labelled the Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-6), this map depicts troop locations and movements during engagements in the days immediately following as both armies met at Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-12) and Union forces under Grant made slow but steady progress moving southeast toward the James River and their ultimate goal, Richmond. This map encompasses the Rapidan River to the northeast, and...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864-05-05
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    Battlefield of Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va. from official map made by Col. W. H. Paine U.S. Engineers. Map shows the area between Dinwiddie Court House and Five Forks, Va., including the location of troops at different times during the engagement. Beginning on March 30, 1865, Sheridan advanced on the Five Forks area. He was stopped overnight at Dinwiddie Court House due to heavy rain. On March 31st he advanced toward Five Forks only to meet significant Confederate resistance, and was forced...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Paine, William H.
    • Date: 1865-03-31
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    Blockade of the Potomac. Map showing Union and Rebel batteries January 1862. The Rebels evacuated all their batteries night of 4th March 1862. "The Rebel troops and batteries were commanded by Genl. Holmes, C.S.A. during the blockade which lasted from Decr 1861 to 9th March 1862." -- Page caption. Color coding shows location of Union and Confederate forces. NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary image. Relief shown by hachures. This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862