[Talk-us] Civil War Mapping

Adam Schreiber adam.schreiber+osm at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 00:49:12 UTC 2013


I hope you enjoy the area. I've already done a bit of mapping at the
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania battlefields.

On Feb 21, 2013 6:46 PM, "Richard Welty" <rwelty at averillpark.net> wrote:

>  i sent this out earlier today on conventional social  networks, but i
> know a lot of you probably
> don't participate in them...
> a year or so back Steve Coast<https://www.facebook.com/SteveCoast?group_id=171170822943323>
>  called for some Civil War related mapping. i'm not sure how much has
> really happened (not nearly enough, i think), but i'm here in Northern VA
> visiting Chancellorsville and
> The Wilderness, and so i give you the First Day at Chancellorsville Trail:
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/**?lat=38.29712748527527&lon=-77.**
> 59817361831665&zoom=16<http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=38.29712748527527&lon=-77.59817361831665&zoom=16>
> and as an added bonus, a modern approximation of the route of Jackson's
> Flank March on the second day:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/**browse/relation/2776036<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.openstreetmap.org%2Fbrowse%2Frelation%2F2776036&h=xAQH1s3NZAQHzoFwS0YyW2QKNzfAh8ZrMV1ZELGV7c3J84Q&s=1>
> this latter is a signed NPS route, not just something i made up on my own,
> and the location of the roads
> hasn't shifted much since 1863, so it's pretty close to where Jackson's
> troops actually marched that day...
> i spent some time at the Wilderness Battlefield today, so there's more to
> come. i may well
> spend a day at Spotsylvania before we leave on Sunday. lots to map here.
> somebody local
> might have a very productive time if they enjoy walking tails.
> richard
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