Guide to the Civil War Maps/Drawings from the Converse County Library
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.
- United States. War Department (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
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 This resolution repealed the former one and work ceased until June 23, 1874.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.
Scans of Civil War Maps/Drawings from the Converse County Library.
Organized by package/part. See container list for more 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.
Alternate Formats Available
Finding aid prepared in 2020 by Jessica Cosgrove. Updated as new material received. Encoded by Jessica Cosgrove in 2020.
- Ball’s Bluff, Battle of, Va., 1861
- Battle of Appomattox Court House
- Belmont (Mo.)
- Bentonville (Ark.)
- Bull Run
- Camp Garnett (W. Va.)
- Carnifix Ferry (W. Va.)
- Centreville (Va.)
- Charleston Harbour
- Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863
- Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863
- Columbus (Ky.)
- Confederate States of America. Army
- Converse County (Wyo.)
- Cummings Point (S.C.)
- Fayetteville (Ark.)
- Fort Johnson (S.C.)
- Fort Monroe (Va.)
- Fort Moultrie (S.C.)
- Fort Pickens (Fla.)
- Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
- Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
- Front Royal (Va.)
- Gauley Bridge (W. Va.)
- Gettysburg (Pa.)
- Hunter's Chapel, Virginia
- Keytesville (Mo.)
- Manassas Junction, VA
- Mannassas Plains
- Mill Springs, Battle of, Ky., 1862
- Mill Springs, KY
- Morris Island
- Mulberry Island, VA.
- New Madrid, MO.
- Paducha, KY.
- Pea Ridge, Ark.
- Pea Ridge, Battle of, Ark., 1862
- Rich Mountain, West Virginia
- Richmond, VA.
- Shiloh, Tenn.
- Somerset, KY.
- Southeastern Virginia
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army
- Washington (D.C.)
- West Virgina
- Williamsburg, VA
- Guide to the Civil War Maps/Drawings from the Converse County Library, 1860-1896
- Edited Full Draft
- Wyoming State Archives Staff
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is in English
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