Civil War Maps
January 11, 2005 12:00 PM   Subscribe

Civil War Maps The Library of Congress just published an online collection of approximately 2,240 Civil War maps, with information about the collection and a History of Mapping the Civil War.
posted by kirkaracha (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
i'm still looking for a way to get a big jpg without using the viewer. ...anybody?
posted by thisisdrew at 12:31 PM on January 11, 2005

It's neat how the south named battles after towns (Manassas, Sharpsburg) and the north named them after geographic features, usually rivers (Bull Run, Antietam).

Cool links.
posted by bardic at 1:07 PM on January 11, 2005

This is cool.
posted by ColdChef at 1:26 PM on January 11, 2005

Blessings upon you and the people who put these online.
posted by fluffycreature at 3:34 PM on January 11, 2005

Great stuff, thanks for pointing it out. If you have the chance these are worth viewing in the Mr. Sid format. There is an IE plugin available available from Lizard Tech, there are also plugins for other image editors and a couple of freestanding applications out there (self-link).
posted by cedar at 4:34 PM on January 11, 2005

I couldn't get the plug-in to work, but I want to get the battlefield map of Atlanta with the current roads drawn over it. As Lewis Grizzard used to say, "After they burned Atlanta, the Yankees were headed out of town on I-20..."
posted by Frank Grimes at 8:09 PM on January 11, 2005

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