Civil War defences of Atlanta, Georgia (1865)

Map of Atlanta by Robert Knox Sneden in 1865

US40 #9 ATLANTA, GEORGIA (Civil War Defences, 1865, Sneden)
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Date: 1865
Author: Robert Knox Sneden
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Source: Library of Congress
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A fascinating and beautiful map of the Confederate defences of Atlanta, Georgia [gmap] by Robert Knox Sneden provides a nice compliment to the other Big Map Blog maps of maps of Atlanta.

Sneden's an interesting dude, and quite worthy of his own thorough write-up. I've found 300 or so maps by the guy, and they're all very, I dunno... “lyrical”? Would it be lame if I described a map as “lyrical”?

Anyway, I might optimize and post, say, 3 more Sneden maps -- but they're all worth looking at. I might just zip the rest of them and put a link somewhere. They're a treasure-trove.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Atlanta's history, check out the Georgia Historical Society's website.

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