Friday, April 3, 2015

Battle of Columbus Interactive Map

Experience the Battle of Columbus through this interactive map created by CSU Archives which includes troop placements and defensive fortifications. Often called the last battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Columbus took place on April 16, 1865, just a few days after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

The interactive map also highlights Columbus as a whole during the Civil War with important points of interests such as Columbus businesses and homes of prominent individuals all highlighted in this digital exhibit. Unique items from the collections of the CSU Archives and the Columbus Museum help tell the story, such as Colonel Von Zinken’s original letter telling local citizens to get out of town and many historic photographs representing Columbus during the Civil War.

The battle is certainly an important part of Columbus’ history. Some of the city's most fascinating stories come from this time, such as Randolph L. Mott, John Pemberton, Henry Benning, the Eagle Mills, Haiman’s Sword Factory, the CSS Jackson, and many others. 
For more information, be sure to view the Battle of Columbus Map webpage, or, CSU libraries official page, or the CSU Archives

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