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.

American Civil War Riverine Actions

Mike Callan offers this set of free wargames rules for American Civil War Ironclads. The set originally was published in Wargames Illustrated 14.

Confederate American Civil War Maps

The Library of Congress has a collection of

cartographic items made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic engineer in the Confederate Army. Hotchkiss made detailed battle maps primarily of the Shenandoah Valley, some of which were used by the Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson for their combat planning and strategy. Several of the maps have annotations of various military officers, demonstrating their importance in the military campaigns. The collection also includes maps made or used by Hotchkiss during his post-war years, including maps with information about railroads, minerals and mining, geology and history, most of which focus on Virginia and West Virginia, but also cover other states and even the world.

The collection consists of 341 sketchbooks, manuscripts, and annotated printed maps, the originals of which reside in the Library of Congress’ Geography and Map Division.

A good many of these are available online

ACW Sh*t For Real Men Rules

ACW Sh*t For Real Men is a set of free wargames rules for grand tactical battles in the American Civil War. It’s designed for 15mm figures.

American Civil War Riverine Actions

American Civil War Riverine Actions is a set of free wargames rules for ironclads, tin-clads, cotton-clads and all the fun and unique ships that plied the rivers of the United States during the ACW.