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Martinsburg, West Virginia and vicinity, ca. 1864 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper manuscript map entitled: Plan of Martinsburg and vicinity. "This map was drawn by that noble officer Capt. C.L. Chandler and was much prized by our late Col. Geo. D. Wells, Chas. H. Howland, 1st Lt. B. Gen., 34th Mass. Inf."-verso. It was sketched ca. 1864. Scale [ca. 1:9,250]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the West Virginia State Plane North Coordinate System (in Meters) (Fipszone 4701). All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as roads, railroads, selected dwellings with names of inhabitants, lines of pickets, troop location and camps, drainage, and more. Relief shown by form lines. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of the Civil War from the Harvard Map Collection. Many items from this selection are from a collection of maps deposited by the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts (MOLLUS) in the Harvard Map Collection in 1938. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features, in particular showing places of military importance. The selection represents a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates, scales, and purposes.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
West Virginia and Martinsburg
Maps, Maps, Manuscript, Civil War, 1861-1865, Fortification, Human settlements, Land use, Infrastructure (Economics), Bodies of water, Transportation, Landowners, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and intelligenceMilitary
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