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Sneden, Robert Knox (1832-1918) Plan of Andersonville Prison

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02244 Author/Creator: Sneden, Robert Knox (1832-1918) Place Written: Andersonville, Georgia Type: Map Date: July 1864 Pagination: 1 p. ; 12.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Plan of the prison camp drawn by Sneden, a member of the 40th New York Volunteers imprisoned there in 1863-1864. Completed in ink and colored pencil. Sneden's map differs from other contemporary sketches.

Background Information: Robert Knox Sneden was recruited into the Army of the Potomac as a map-maker. He made drawings of numerous Civil War battles and Confederate prison camps.

People: Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesPrisoner of WarPrison CampConfederate States of AmericaArt, Music, Theater, and FilmGeography and Natural History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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