150 Years Ago Today: Gettysburg Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries
Today, July 1, marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the battle at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) includes several maps and atlases depicting this crucial struggle of the Civil War, including A Civil War Watercolor Map Series: Gettysburg Battlefield shown above. This map shows the landmarks, crops, and topography of the battlefield on the first day. A topographic map on the verso shows the general position of troops on July 1, 1863. A second map in this series shows the same for the second and third days of the Battle at Gettysburg.
Another map, Illustrated Gettysburg Battlefield Map and Story, (shown above, click to enlarge) was published in 1959. The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3-July 13, 1863, is also available from the Atlas Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library.
Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer. Atlases from the Atlas Collection circulate for 28 days or longer. For more information about these cartographic resources, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.