Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Civil War Maps - Library of Congress

The Library of Congress American Memory project has added a new collection of full image primary source maps for the Civil War era entitled Civil War Maps.

Excerpt from description:
"Civil War Maps brings together materials from three premier 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 for the first time in one place."

The collection is searchable and browseable by place, subject, map creator and map title. This exciting new resource is an excellent source of primary information for American history projects.


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