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Volume 7, Thomas Prentice Kettrell's History of the Great Rebellion

A Guide to the Robert Knox Sneden Diary
Volume 7, Thomas Prentice Kettrell's History of the Great Rebellion
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Volume 7 consists of Robert Sneden's illustrated and annotated copy of Thomas Prentice Kettell's History of the Great Rebellion (1865). Included in this volume are Sneden's maps of the following battles: First Bull Run, Fort Donelson, Dranesville, siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Savage Station, Frazier's Farm, Malvern Hill, Shiloh, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, and Five Forks. Also, includes the preface to John Gross Barnard's The Peninsular Campaign and Its Antecedents (1864).

List of Illustrations

*In the publications column, EOS refers to Eye of the Storm (2000) and IFS refers to Images From the Storm (2001).

• Copies of these illustrations may be ordered from the Photographic and Digital Reproductions page

Vol Page Image Title or Text Description Publications*
7 1 R. K. Sneden. New York. AD 1876. The Cost of War. Engraving of Civil War artillery firing in battle. Also, an extract from a newspaper stating the financial cost of the war for the U.S. government: $5,775,910,313.  
7 2 The Picket-Guard. Printed poem concerning Civil War soldiers on picket duty. Signed "E. B."  
7 3 A Second Review of the Grand Army by Bret Harte. Printed poem describing a ghostly review of dead Union soldiers in Washington, D.C.  
7 4 Copy of Official Map of Battle. July 21st 1861 Map of the 1st Battle of Bull Run, 21 July 1861.  
7 5 Scene of the Battle. Newspaper article describing scenes from the 1st Battle of Bull Run.  
7 6 Battlefield of Bull Run. July 21st 1861. [map] Map of the 1st Battle of Bull Run.  
7 7 Attack and Surrender of Fort Donelson. Tennessee. Feby 13th 14th & 15th February 1862. [map] Map of the Battle of Fort Donelson, Tenn., 15 February 1862. IFS, p. 252
7 8 Plan of the Battle of Dranesville Va. fought Decr. 20th 1861. [map] Map of the Battle of Dranesville, Va., 20 December 1861.  
7 9 Benj. F. Butler Engraved portrait of Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893), Union general, and politician.  
7 10 The Siege of Yorktown Virginia. April 1862. [map] Map of the siege of Yorktown, Va., 5 April-4 May 1862. Peninsula Campaign.  
7 11 Siege of Yorktown Va. 1862. Armament of Union Batteries. May 1st. Table of each Union battery at Yorktown, Va., and what type of shell it fired.  
7 12 Siege of Yorktown Va. 1862. Armament of Union Batteries. May 1st. Notes concerning the operations of batteries during the siege.  
7 13 Battlefield of Williamsburg. Virginia. [map] Map of the Battle of Williamsburg, 5 May 1862.  
7 14 Losses at Williamsburg Va. Casualty figures for the Union III and IV Corps at the Battle of Williamsburg, Va., 5 May 1862.  
7 15 Confederate Loss. Casualty figures for Confederate forces engaged in the Battle of Williamsburg, Va., 5 May 1862.  
7 16 Plan of the Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. 31st May 1862. [map] Map of the Battle of Seven Pines (also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks, Va.), 31 May-1 June 1862.  
7 17 Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks. [map] Map of the Battle of Seven Pines, 31 May-1 June 1862.  
7 18 An Army In Motion. Newspaper clipping, n.d., describing the physical layout of the U.S. Army on the march.  
7 19 Losses at the Battle of Fair Oaks Va. Casualty figures for Union and Confederate forces engaged in the Battle of Seven Pines.  
7 20 Notes on the Battle of Fair Oaks Va.    
7 21 Plan of the Battle of Fair Oaks Va. [map] Map of the Battle of Seven Pines.  
7 22 Union Loss at Battle of Fair Oaks Va. Casualty figures for Union and Confederate forces engaged in the Battle of Seven Pines.  
7 24 Plan of the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek. Title page for a map of the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek (also known as the Battle of Mechanicsville, Va.), 26 June 1862.  
7 25 Battle of Beaver Dam Creek Va. June 27th 1862. [map] Map of the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, Va., 26 June 1862.  
7 26 Plan of the Battle of Gaines' Mill Virginia. Fought June 26th and 27th 1862. [map] Map of the Battle of Gaines' Mill, Va., 27 June 1862.  
7 27 Losses at Battle of Gaines' Mill Va. Casualty figures for Union and Confederate forces engaged in the Battle of Gaines' Mill  
7 28 Battle of Savage's Station Virginia. June 29th 1862. Title page for map of the Battle of Savage's Station, Va., 29 June 1862.  
7 29 Plan of the Battle of Savage's Station Virginia fought Sunday June 29th 1862. [map] Map of the Battle of Savage's Station, Va., 29 June 1862.  
7 30 Map of Richmond and Vicinity. Map of the terrain east of Richmond, Va., where the Seven Days' Battles took place.  
7 31 Plan of the Battle of Glendale or White Oak Swamp fought 30th June 1862. 5 A.M. to 9 P.M. [map] Map of the battles of Glendale (or Frazier's Farm) and White Oak Swamp, fought 30 June 1862.  
7 32 Battle of White Oak Swamp June 30th. List of Union and Confederate brigades engaged in the Battle of White Oak Swamp, 30 June 1862.  
7 33 Plan of the Battle of Malvern Hill Va. fought Tuesday July 1st 1862. [map] Map of the Battle of Malvern Hill, Va., 1 July 1862.  
7 34 The Official Report from McClellan and Lee. Losses in Union and Rebel Forces during The Seven days Fighting. Table of casualties suffered by Union and Confederate forces during the Seven Days' Battles, 26 June-1 July 1862.  
7 35 The Battle of Shiloh or Pittsburg Landing. [map] Map of the Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., 6-7 April 1862.  
7 36 Battle of Cedar Mountain Va. Aug. 9th 1862. List of total casualties suffered by Union and Confederates forces engaged in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va., 9 August 1862.  
7 36a Genl. Pope's Campaign Plan of 2nd Battle of Bull Run Aug. 29th 1862 Title page of section devoted to the 2nd Bull Run Campaign, June-1 September 1862.  
7 37 The Union and Confederate Armies during the Campaign of Maj. Genl. John Pope U.S.A. in Virginia. Table of the numerical strengths of the Union and Confederate forces engaged in the 2nd Bull Run Campaign, June-1 September 1862.  
7 38 Second Battle of Bull Run. [map] Map of the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, 29-30 August 1862.  
7 39 Second Battle of Bull Run. [map] Map of the 2nd Bull Run Campaign, June-1 September 1862.  
7 40 Plan of 2nd Battle of Bull Run. August 29th 30th & 31st 1862. [map] Map of the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, 29-30 August 1862.  
7 41 Battle of Chantilly, Virginia 1st Septr 1862. [map] Map of the Battle of Chantilly, Va. (also known as Ox Hill), 1 September 1862.  
7 42 The General Inspection of the Army of the Potomac 20th July 1862. Table stating the number of Union troops at Harrison's Landing and at Fort Monroe, Va., available to the U.S. Army of the Potomac on 20 July 1862.  
7 43 Battle of Antietam Md. fought 16 & 17 Septr 1862. [map] Map of the Battle of Antietam., Md., 17 September 1862.  
7 44 1st Battle of Fredericksburg Va. [map] Map of the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862.  
7 45 Battle of Chancellorsville. [map] Map of the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., 1-5 May 1863.  
7 46 Note / "To General Butterfield, Chief of Staff." John Sedgwick (1813-1864), Union general. Note, with accompanying newspaper clipping, concerning the operations of John Sedgwick's Union VI Corps during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va.  
7 47 Position of The 11th Corps at 6 P.M. May 2nd 1863 at Chancellorsville Va. when Jackson made his attack. [map] Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863), Confederate general. Map of Stonewall Jackson's flank attack on 2 May 1862 during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va.  
7 48 Losses in Union Army during the 3 days fighting at Chancellorsville - without counting Sedgwick's losses. Casualty figures for Union and Confederate forces engaged in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., 1-5 May 1863.  
7 49 Chancellorsville, Va. / Lieut. Genl. Thomas J. Jackson Notes concerning Union losses during the Chancellorsville Campaign, April-May 1863.

Engraved portrait of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863), commander of the Confederate 2nd Corps at the Battle of Chancellorsville, 1-4 May 1863.

 
7 50 Union loss in 6th Army Corps during Battle of Salem Church and Banks' Ford - 3rd and 4th May Casualty figures for the Union VI Corps and the Confederate brigades of Cadmus M. Wilcox, Paul J. Semmes, and William T. Wofford for the Battle of Salem's Church during the Chancellorsville Campaign, April-May 1863.  
7 51 Chancellorsville Campaign Total strengths and casualty figures for Union and Confederate forces engaged during the Chancellorsville Campaign, April-May 1863.  
7 52 Plan of the Battle of Gettysburg Pa. Showing position of Both Armies on 2nd and 3rd July 1863. [map] Map of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., 1-3 July 1863.  
7 53 Union Army lost at Battle of Gettysburg from official Report of War Department - 1886 Casualty figures for the U.S. Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1-3 July 1863.  
7 53a Plan of the Battle of Mine Run Virginia. [map] Map of the Mine Run Campaign, 21 October-27 November 1863.  
7 54 Gen. Grant. Newspaper clipping concerning Ulysses Simpson Grant's (1822-1885) service during the Civil War and his retirement from the U.S. Army in 1884.  
7 55 [Map of the southern United States] Printed map showing portions of the following Southern states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.  
7 56 Battle of Missionary Ridge or Chickamauga, Tenn. - 19 & 20th Septr 1863. [map] Map of the Battle of Chickamauga, Tenn., 19-20 September 1863.  
7 57 Plan of Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tenn. [map] Map of the Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., 24 November 1863.  
7 58 Plan of the Battle of Lookout Mountain [map] / Rebel Works on the Side of the Mountain Printed map of the Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., 24 November 1863.

Printed engraving of Confederate defenses on Lookout Mountain.

 
7 59 View of The Swamp Angel Battery. Morris Island. Charleston Harbor. The "Swamp Angel" was a 200-pounder Parrott Gun used by the Union forces to shell Charleston from Morris Island in August 1863. It had a range of 7,900 yards and shot incendiary shells. It did little damage to its intended target and blew up on the 36th round.  
7 60 "The Swamp Angel Battery" on Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Description of the Swamp Angel Battery on Morris Island, S.C.  
7 61 "The Swamp Angel Battery" on Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Description of the Swamp Angel Battery on Morris Island, S.C.  
7 62 Plan of the Battle of the Wilderness Va. May 5th to 12th 1864. [map] Map of the Battle of the Wilderness, Va., 5-6 May 1864.  
7 63 Plan of the Battle of Spottsylvania Court House Va. May 12th to 21st 1864. [map] Map of the Spotsylvania Campaign, 7-20 May 1864.  
7 64 Plan of the Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia. June 1st to 10th 1864. [map] Map of the Battle of Cold Harbor, 31 May-12 June 1864.  
7 65 [Map of Virginia and North Carolina] Portion of a printed map showing Virginia and North Carolina.  
7 66 Recent Deaths. Newspaper clipping, [?] March 1880, concerning the death of Henry Pleasants (1833-1880), former commander of the 48th Pennsylvania, whose regiment excavated the mine at Petersburg, Va., in July 1864, that was exploded resulting in the Battle of the Crater.  
7 67 J. M. Schofield. Engraved portrait of John McAllister Schofield (1831-1906), Union general. Schofield commanded the U.S. Army of the Ohio in 1864.  
7 68 Union and Rebel losses Casualty figures, taken from the Toledo Blade (Toledo, Ohio), for Union and Confederate forces engaged in the following battles: the Seven Days', Chickamauga, Antietam, Shiloh, Stones River, Chancellorsville, and the Wilderness.  
7 69 Exchange of prisoners from Andersonville Prison at Rough and Ready. Note written by Sneden concerning prisoner exchange negotiations between Generals William T. Sherman and John B. Hood in September 1864.  
7 70 Exchange of prisoners from Andersonville Prison at Rough and Ready. Note written by Sneden concerning prisoner exchange negotiations between Generals William T. Sherman and John B. Hood in September 1864. Also, includes a table regarding the causes of death of Union prisoners at Andersonville Prison.  
7 71 National Cemeteries with over 10,000 interments. List of eleven national cemeteries, each with over 10,000 interments.  
7 72 Battle of Olustee Florida. [map] Printed map of Florida with Sneden's hand drawn troop positions for the Battle of Olustee, 20 February 1864.  
7 73 Death of Rear Admiral Winslow. Newspaper clipping concerning the death of John A Winslow (1811-1876), Union admiral and former commander of the U.S.S. Kearsarge.  
7 74 Plan of the Battle of Five Forks Virginia. Fought Sunday April 1st 1865. [map] Map of the Battle of Five Forks, Va., 1 April 1865.  
7 75 The Surrender of Gen. Lee. Newspaper clipping, n.d., concerning Robert E. Lee's conduct during the surrender at Appomattox Court House, Va., on 9 April 1865.  
7 76 An Indignant Protest - Pritchard Rebuked. Newspaper clipping, n.d., regarding a New York Times article written by Benjamin Dudley Pritchard on the capture of Jefferson Davis in April 1865.  
7 76a An Indignant Protest - Pritchard Rebuked. Newspaper clipping, n.d., regarding a New York Times article written by Benjamin Dudley Pritchard on the capture of Jefferson Davis in April 1865.  
7 77 [Charges against Confederate leaders concerning their treatment of prisoners at Andersonville Prison] Sneden's annotation on a section of the charges brought against Confederate government and military leaders for their treatment of Union prisoners at Andersonville Prison.  
7 78 Finis. Sneden's hand drawn banner on the last page of the text of the volume.  
7 78a When the Generals Go Out. Newspaper clipping listing the retirement dates for eleven generals of the U.S. Army, including William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888), and Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886).  
7 79 Maj. Gen. Sterling Price. Engraved portrait of Sterling Price (1809-1867), Confederate general.  
7 80 [Casualty figures] Newspaper clipping, [1889], concerning the total number of deaths in U.S. and foreign wars from 1855 to 1889.  
7 81 Biography of Lt. Genl. U. S. Grant. U.S. Army. Biographical sketch of Union General Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885).  
7 82 The Critical Position of the Union Army during Pope's Campaign and at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. The 2nd Bull Run Campaign, June-1 September 1862.  
7 83 The Critical Position of the Union Army during Pope's Campaign and at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. The 2nd Bull Run Campaign, June-1 September 1862.  
7 84 The Critical Position of the Union Army during Pope's Campaign and at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. The 2nd Bull Run Campaign, June-1 September 1862.  
7 85 The Critical Position of the Union Army during Pope's Campaign and at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. The 2nd Bull Run Campaign, June-1 September 1862.  
7 86 [Civil War service of Winfield Scott Hancock] Printed summary of the Civil War military service of Union General Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886).  
7 87 [Civil War service of Winfield Scott Hancock] Printed summary of the Civil War military service of Union General Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886).  
7 88 [Civil War service of Winfield Scott Hancock] Printed summary of the Civil War military service of Union General Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886).  
7 89 [Civil War service of Winfield Scott Hancock] Printed summary of the Civil War military service of Union General Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886).  
7 90 The Execution of Capt. Wirz, C.S.A. Newspaper clipping concerning the execution of Henry Wirz (d. 1865) for his role as commandant of Andersonville Prison. Includes Sneden's note concerning the burial of Wirz's body following his execution in November 1865.  
7 91 Andersonville Prison, Georgia. Table regarding the deaths of Union soldiers imprisoned at Andersonville and Confederates imprisoned at Elmira and at forts Lafayette and Delaware.  
7 92 Military Railroads. Statistics concerning the use and expense of railroads constructed and operated by the U.S. Army during the Civil War.