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Civil War Maps & Collections

Latest hand-picked Civil War news and articles.

Fiber-optic map details 1863 Vicksburg siege   (Article no longer available from the original source)
Now visitors to the Vicksburg National Military Park will have a more complete view of how the campaign of Vicksburg unfolded, thanks to a new fiber-optic map. "The only audio/visual presentation we've had up until this point has been the 18m video, and there are no maps included in it whatsoever. That's the biggest complaint we've received... People want to see a map of the entire campaign to better understand the events leading up to the siege of Vicksburg," said park historian Terry Winschel. With an audio narrative the map showcases the movements and battles of Union and Confederate Armies.

LexisNexis Expands Online Collection with U.S. Serial Set Maps
LexisNexis announced it will expand its Congressional archives with the new LexisNexis® U.S. Serial Set Maps Digital Collection that will provide easy access to more than 56,000 map records containing 70,000 individual map sheet images. Almost half of these maps contain color or fine detail and are being scanned as high-resolution imagery from the originals. These maps offer unparalleled research potential to historians, law students, and social scientists, as well as to biologists, geologists and geographers. Serial Set maps, dating from 1789, include great 19th Century exploratory surveys of the American West and Civil War battlefields just to name a few.

Civil War Maps
Civil War Maps brings together materials from 3 collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman`s Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts—all available in one place.

Map that shows march of General Sherman donated   (Article no longer available from the original source)
J. Kim Abdallah has donated a map used by the Union Army during the Civil War to the Wayne County Museum. The map shows the coordinates of Union General William T. Sherman's famous march through Georgia and the Carolinas -- a march that ended at Goldsboro. He told he felt the map belongs in Goldsboro, a key railroad junction that was Sherman's destination when he left Charleston, S.C., at the head of 60,000 men. Goldsboro eventually was occupied by Sherman's troops. The map will be placed in a display case at the museum.

Rare collection of Civil War maps - University of Georgia
Rare map collection (The American Civil War) of the Hargrett Library online (University of Georgia).