Map The Union position before Yorktown, Va., 18th April 1862

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Title
The Union position before Yorktown, Va., 18th April 1862
Summary
A regional view of Yorktown, Va., and vicinity, with Yorktown and Gloucester Point on opposite sides of the York River and indicating where the Warwick River feeds into the James, and also the Poquoson River as it branches off from the York below Yorktown. The headquarters of Gen. John Sedgwick's VI Corps is shown at Warwick Court House.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1862-1865]
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 6th
-  Peninsular Campaign, 1862
-  Virginia Peninsula (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Yorktown (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Virginia Peninsula
-  United States--Virginia--Yorktown
-  Peninsular Campaign
Notes
-  "The Rebel line of Defense from Gloucester Point to the mouth of the Warwick River on the James across the Peninsula, was 13 miles long. The ground was held by Rebel Genl. Magruder with 11,200 men and 60 guns. Gloucester Point Battery was held by 500 men only during the whole siege. Union Army at this time 85,000!"--Page caption.
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 104).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 30 x 34 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00247
Online Format
image
Description
A regional view of Yorktown, Va., and vicinity, with Yorktown and Gloucester Point on opposite sides of the York River and indicating where the Warwick River feeds into the James, and also the Poquoson River as it branches off from the York below Yorktown. The headquarters of Gen. John Sedgwick's VI Corps is shown at Warwick Court House.

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Chicago citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. The Union position before Yorktown, Va., 18th April 1862. [to 1865, 1862] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00247/. (Accessed March 29, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1862) The Union position before Yorktown, Va., 18th April 1862. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00247/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. The Union position before Yorktown, Va., 18th April 1862. [to 1865, 1862] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00247/>.