A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping

A Series by Earl B. McElfresh

A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section One: Marching with Maps & Mapping the Shenandoah Valley
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This first section of A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping includes an introduction to the series as well as a description of the efforts by the opposing Confederate and Federal Armies to accurately map the logistically and strategically crucial valley sheltered between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Two: U. S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This second section of A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping describes the logistics and tactics of General U. S. Grant during the Vicksburg campaign and the role that maps played in his maneuvers.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Three: Two Views from Inside Lincoln’s Office
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Two articles: "Since I Came to This Place" describes President Lincoln's White House Office. The second article describes Francis Carpenter's famous painting. All of the items shown in the painting, from the pictures on the wall to the papers on the floor, have some significance in relation to the preparation and presentation of the Emancipation Proclamation. Nothing is incidental.
Robert E. Lee Fails: Mapping Gettysburg
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Did hubris lead Robert E. Lee astray in the Gettysburg Campaign?
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Five--Getting There First: Essays on Three Civil War Mapmakers
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Maps & the engineers that made them performed some of the most crucial tasks of the Civil War. The mapmakers & their maps are often overlooked, but they could make the difference between a successful campaign & a lost battle. These are the men that commanders paid close attention to even if history has not. This symposium will introduce the reader to Jed Hotchkiss, Leon Fremaux, and John S. Clark.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Six--Make Straight His Path: Maps and Topography in the Civil War & Military Mapping: Robert E. Lee Moves to Gettysburg
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Military maps are not like civilian road maps which merely outline a transportation network. Military maps encompass a complete inventory of the topography of the geographic areas an army might march through or fight over. The two articles in this symposium describe in great detail how maps were prepared, used and what effect maps, or lack of maps, had on Civil War campaigns and battles.