the maps

Sources for Civil War Maps

Library of Congress American Memory Civil War Maps


University of Georgia Libraries Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection – The American Civil War

Map of the Battle of Bethel

Virginia Center for Digital History
War Years Animated Eastern Theater of War Maps – 1861-1865

National Geographic Map Machine – Civil War

Ken Burns on PBS – The Civil War Maps

Ohio State University’s eHistory archive
American Civil War Maps

Battle of the Crater Pen and Ink Map

Speaking of The Battle of the Crater, I found this at the Library of Congress. This is a zoomed in view of pages of what appears to be a journal. Whether intended or not, it implies by its shape a salient (see previous post: Military History Word of the Day – “Salient”). The author appears to be unknown.


Map of the Battle of the Crater, 1 map : pen-and-ink ; 7 x 12.5 cm. Library of Congress
Map of the Battle of the Crater, 1 map : pen-and-ink ; 7 x 12.5 cm. Library of Congress

3 Replies to “the maps”

  1. George,
    Thanks for stopping by, for the kind words, and for sharing your information on mapmaking. I confess to having quite an interest in cartography, so great to know of your skillset.


  2. Simply an AMAZING site…as eye-catching as it is useful. And very user-friendly. For all current and upcoming writers, I would be honored if you will keep me in mind whenever you or folks you know may need maps for any publications or personal use.

    For nearly twenty years I’ve been privileged to do maps for some of the country’s leading Civil War historians…Stephen Sears, James I. Robertson, Gary Gallagher and Robert K. Krick, among many others.

    A book I co-edited, Lone Star Confederate: A Gallant and Good Soldier of the Fifth Texas Infantry, also includes a dozen of my maps. (Published by Texas A&M University Press, this book won the 2004 “Best Book on Texas in the Confederacy” presented by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.)

    In addition my maps have appeared regularly in Civil War Times and VIETNAM magazines – (Assignments need not be limited to Civil War topics.)

    I will gladly answer any questions about my work that you or others may have, and look forward to hearing from you.


    George Skoch

    Please feel free to give my name and contact info to anyone you know who may need maps or illustrations.

    George Skoch
    4104 W. 229th Street
    Fairview Park, OH 44126-1046

    (440) 779-1860

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