Sergeant Abbey’s map

This hand-drawn map was included in a diary kept by Seth Alden Abbey (1798-1880). At the time of the Fort Sanders fight, Abbey apparently was a sixty-five-year-old sergeant in the 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.

The map, which shows Abbey’s conception of the disposition of Union and Rebel troops and artillery emplacements around Knoxville, even includes a cross-hatched rendition of the streets of the town.  Click on it to biggerize, and read the map’s key in the lower right which locates such as the county courthouse, a colored church and a flour mill.

Via Tennessee In The Civil War.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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