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Civil War Maps (Center of Military History)

Civil War Maps – http://www.history.army.mil/html/bookshelves/resmat/civil_war/cw_published_material_maps.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Where can I find a year by year description of territory lost by the Confederacy?
  • Where can I see the disposition of Union forces during the Peninsula Campaign of May-July 1862?
  • Where can I see the progress of General Sherman’s march to Atlanta?


Links to maps produced by the Center of Military History about the American Civil War. The available maps are:

  • The Civil War 1861-1865
  • The Civil War Areas of Operation
  • The Eastern Theater Major Battles 1861-1865
  • First Battle of Bull Run 16-21 July 1861
  • Jackson’s Valley Campaign Eastern Theater, March to June 1862
  • Battle of Shiloh, 06 April 1862
  • Peninsula Campaign, May to June 1862
  • Battle of Antietam, 17 September 1862
  • Battle of Fredericksburg, 13 December 1862
  • The Battle of Stones River, 31 December 1862
  • The Vicksburg Campaign, March to July 1863
  • Battle of Chancellorsville, 1-6 May 1863
  • Battle of Gettysburg, 1-3 July 1863
  • Battles Near Chattanooga, September to November 1863
  • Drive to Atlanta 04 May to 02 September 1864
  • Wilderness to Petersburg, May 1864 to April 1865

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