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14 March 1864: Maps of Fort DeRussy on the Red River, Louisiana

Item description: Maps, dated 1864, from the Jeremy Francis Gilmer Collection depicting Fort DeRussy and the Red River in Louisiana.  Fort DeRussy fell to Union forces during the Red River Campaign on 14 March 1864. Item citation: Fort DeRussy and … Continue reading

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10 November 1863: Union general Benjamin F. Butler assumes command of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina

Item Description: Envelope (ca. 1860s?) showing a map of eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, and a portrait of General Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army. On November 10, 1863, General Butler assumed command of the Department of Virginia and … Continue reading

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29 March 1863: Sketch….showing…..Siege of Washington, NC, March 29 to April 16, 1863

Item: “Sketch showing the position of the attacking and defending forces at the siege of Washington, N.C., March 29 to April 16, 1863″ From: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on … Continue reading

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17 December 1862: “MAP of The Route Marched by the Foster Expedition Dec, 1862″

Item description: Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Infantry, drew this map of the route the Foster expedition took through eastern North Carolina, moving from New Bern to Goldsboro in December 1862. It includes towns, railroads, roads, water features, and … Continue reading

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13 November 1862: “So much for a little party.”

Item Description: a portion (text from columns 1 and 2; map and headlines from columns 3-4) of The New York Herald, 13 November 1862, page 1. Transcription: IMPORTANT FROM NORTH CAROLINA. ADVANCE OF THE UNION FORCES. Combined Naval and Military … Continue reading

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30 October 1862: “A map of Port Hudson and its defences”

Item description: Map, dated 30 October 1862, of Port Hudson (La.) and its defences, including a descriptive list of batteries (hand-drawn and colored). More about this map and the Gilmer Maps Collection: This map is part of the Southern Historical … Continue reading

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21 July 1862: “MAP of Marches Made July 21′, 1862 and July 4th 1863″

Item description: Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Infantry, drew this map of the marches he made while in North Carolina with the Union Army. Item citation: Diary commencing Oct. 14, 1861 – ending Sept. 20th, 1863 / Newton Wallace, … Continue reading

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27 May 1862: “4 miles S.E. of Hanover C.H. Va.”

Item Description: Hand drawn map of the Battle of Lebanon Church [Hanover Court House], Va., 27 May 1862.      Item Citation: William James Harriss Bellamy Papers, #1559-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel … Continue reading

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23 March 1862: Hand drawn map of the First Battle of Kernstown

Item description: Hand drawn map, dated 23 March 1862, of the First Battle of Kernstown, reportedly sketched by two officers on Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s staff: Major Jedediah (Jed) Hotchkiss and Major R.L. Dabney. The battle is considered the opening … Continue reading

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13 March 1862: Sketch showing the route to Newbern, pursued by the Burnside Expedition, March 13, & 14, 1862

Item description: This map is included with Major General J. G. Foster’s report to the Joint Committee on The Conduct of the War, a Congressional oversight committee set up in 1861. Although Foster’s report was published in 1866, the map … Continue reading

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