|Sketch of Confederate and Union artillery positions at Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861|
A large number of Confederate maps are among nearly a 1,000 Civil War maps that have been digitized and are available to download, the National Archives said this week.
The maps from the Army Corps of Engineers consist of manuscript, published and annotated maps relating to areas in the Southern states, the archives said. They are in an online catalog unit knows as the Z file.
|De Soto Parish, La., map captured from Confederates (National Archives)|
The Z file unit includes often-requested parish maps of Louisiana captured from the Confederate army.
|View of Louisiana State House in Baton Rouge (National Archives)|
The Z file touches on a small amount of maps available in the entire Civil Works Map File series.