Our Moccasins Trickled Blood Rules

This Yahoo group has free wargames rules for recreating battles of the Indian Wars in the Old Northwest: the French and Indian War through the Blackhawk War.

Hougoumont Battle Rules and Scenario

From Matt Fritz comes this set of rules for using wargame miniatures to replay the fight for Hougoumont from the Battle of Waterloo.

Pictoral History of Costume

Braun and Schneider’s “History of Costume” was published from 1861-1880 in Munich. This website has the translated text and the original color plates, with more than 500 costumes. This is a great miniatures painting guide, especially for the “contemporary” (i.e., 1880s) plates of peoples in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Library of Congress Civil War Maps

Another treasure from the Library of Congress:

Civil War Maps brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman�s Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts�all available for the first time in one place.

Most of the items presented here are documented in Civil War Maps: An Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in the Library of Congress, compiled by Richard W. Stephenson in 1989. New selections from 2,240 maps and 76 atlases held by the Library will be added monthly.

1859 Map of John Snow’s London

John Snow is the father of modern epidemiology, having tracked the source of a cholera outbreak in London in 1855, thanks to some good old fashioned detective work. It’s a story worth reading, but I won’t go into it here.

At any rate, the UCLA Department of Epidemiology has an interactive online map of London in 1859. You can zoom in on the map down to an amazing level.

I actually have a copy of the map (framed for posterity) that I acquired when I was in my victorian role playing phase. It was hard to find then. Fortunately, you don’t have to conduct the smae long search that I did. You can just look at it online.