Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Links

It has been brought to our attention, by readers sending e-mails about where to find information, that a lot of our readers haven’t noticed the “links” on the left side of the blog.
James has posted several links to different websites that offer lots of free research on several different subjects.

Over the next few weeks we will be writing some short articles on several of these links just to draw your attention to them.

The first is for anyone wanting to look at Civil War maps.
This is a collection of maps housed by the Library of Congress and includes maps from 1861-1865. This particular site is searchable and allows you to zoom in on the images to look at the detail.

This is the “overview” of the website:
Civil War Maps brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman’s Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts—all available for the first time in one place.

Most of the items presented here are documented in Civil War Maps: An Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in the Library of Congress, compiled by Richard W. Stephenson in 1989. New selections from 2,240 maps and 76 atlases held by the Library will be added monthly.

Make sure to check the links on the blog for other things you might want to look at. James tries to update them periodically to make sure the links are still good and he adds to them when he finds something interesting.

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