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Guide to the Civil War Maps/Drawings from the Converse County Library

Identifier: RG1229

Scope and Content

This collection includes Civil War maps/drawings of major and minor Civil War engagements. Some of the major battles include Fort Sumter, Vicksburg, Antietam, Gettysburg, Sherman’s march on Atlanta, and Appomattox. This collection also includes routes troops marched from one location to the next. Civil war engagements that took place in western territories also included.

Each Atlas cover page is an index of Civil War engagements included in the map packet. Each plate contains several maps/drawings.

Part 27 is missing.


  • 1860-1896


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

On May 19, 1864 Congress passed a resolution to begin preparing the records of the Civil War for public use. Adj. Gen. E.D. Townsend, U.S. Army caused copies to be made of reports of battles on file in his office and steps to be taken to collect missing record. Under joint resolution No. 91, of 1866, Hon. Peter H. Watson was appointed to supervise the preparation. Due to limitations in the resolution Townsend did no work during his appointment which expired July 27, 1868. This resolution repealed the former one and work ceased until June 23, 1874. The first volume of the records was issued in early fall of 1880.


164 Sheets


Scans of Civil War Maps/Drawings from the Converse County Library.


Organized by package/part. See container list for more information.

Acquisition Information

Loaned to the Wyoming State Archives for digitization. Paper maps/drawings returned to Converse County Library.

Existence and Location of Originals

Maps/Drawings filed with the Converse County Library and the Library of Congress.

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Processing Information

Finding aid prepared in 2020 by Jessica Cosgrove. Updated as new material received. Encoded by Jessica Cosgrove in 2020.

Guide to the Civil War Maps/Drawings from the Converse County Library, 1860-1896
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Wyoming State Archives Staff
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Cultural Resources Division, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources Repository

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