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Washington County Map 1858 Washington County Map by Thomas Taggart. The 1858 Washington County map is a large wall map that shows the names of landowners. It was surveyed by Thomas Taggart and published by Chas DeSilver. The map also show roads, streams, and a rough indication of topographic features, although it is not in any sense usable as a physical map.
Line of Hooker’s Advance at Antietam Line of Hooker’s Advance at Antietam by W. A. Roebling. A sketch map made from W. A. Roebling’s reconnaissance at the battle, showing the terrain in Hooker’s line of advance. It shows roads, houses and names of occupants, fences, vegetation, drainage, and relief by hachures. Troop positions are not given.
Michler’s 1867 Map of the Battle of Antietam Michler’s 1867 Map of the Battle of Antietam by Nathaniel Michler. An 1867 map of the battlefield. It shows roads, houses and names of occupants, and fences. Relief shown by hachures. Map is annotated by hand to show the Confederate positions in red, additional hachures in pencil and blue ink,and a 3/4-inch grid.
Willcox’s 1862 Map of the Battlefield of Antietam Willcox’s 1862 Map of the Battlefield of Antietam by William H. Willcox. An 1862 map of the battlefield prepared by Willcox, who was a topographical engineer on Doubleday’s staff. This is a well-known, professionally made, contemporary map of the battlefield. Hachures are used to indicated elevation.
An Sneden Sketch Map of the Battle of Antietam Robert Sneden’s Antietam Sketch Maps by Robert Knox Sneden. Sneden was a landscape painter and also a map-maker for the Union Army. He created a number of sketch maps of the Battle of Antietam and of the larger campaign. He later made watercolor versions of these sketch maps. The maps lack topographic accuracy (Sneden was an artist, not an engineer) but they nevertheless constitute a set of primary source documents on the battle and campaign.