This is a fine reproduction of the magnificent map of the Plan of Fort Fisher and vicinity, and Plan of second attack, January 15, 1865 drawn by Robert Knox SNEDEN, which has been printed on Fine Art Paper. The Civil War legacy of this soldier, memoirist and artist is an unparalleled treasure trove. This historical map was drawn with pen-and-ink with watercolor painting and highlights. Sneden Maps stand out for their vivid details and accuracy.
Description of the Map. The first assault on Fort Fisher was made in December 1864 by General Benjamin F. Butler, who withdrew when he realized a direct assault on the fort would be costly, and that Confederate reinforcements were only a few miles away. The second assault, led by Gen. Alfred Howe Terry, used a large naval force to bombard the fort before landing 8,000 assault troops. Two images of the attack on Confederate Fort Fisher, one regional and one a detailed depiction of the fort and the Union assault. Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces. Scale not given.
About the Mapmaker and his Work. Robert Knox SNEDEN [1832-1918] was born in Nova Scotia. At age 18 he moved to New York City. In 1861, Sneden was enlisted in the 40th New York Volunteers Regiment to serve in the US Civil War, and a few months later he got a position as mapmaker, until he was captured. While in prison he made dramatic pencil sketches, hiding them in his shoes or sewed them in his coat and hat. This talented artist crafted some 900 watercolors and sketches. Sneden was able to turn his pencil sketches into watercolors after he was freed in 1864.
We are delighted to offer a great collection of his most important US Civil War maps.
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