born in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, British
provinces of America
|1851||family moves to New York
|1858||earliest known date on a Sneden watercolor, "Snedens
Landing, opposite Dobbs Ferry, Hudson River, N.Y."
informal job with 40th N.Y. (Mozart)
Regiment as assistant quartermaster
|August 29||arrives at Camp Sackett on Leesburg Turnpike
in northern Virginia where 40th N.Y. is camped; joins as a private
transferred from the 40th N.Y. to act as topographical
engineer on General Samuel P. Heintzelmans staff at Fort Lyon, Virginia
|March 21||with Heintzelmans staff, boards
steamship for Hampton, Virginia, beginning of Peninsula Campaign
|Apr-July||participates in Peninsula campaign and Seven Days
with the Army of the Potomac at Harrisons
|Aug||participates in Second Bull Run campaign
|Oct||on Heinzelmans staff headquartered at Arlington
moves from Arlington House to 15th St and
Pennsylvania Avenue when Heintzelman is appointed to command the defenses
tires of his work at headquarters in Washington;
assigned as map maker on. staff of General D. B. Birney and then on staff
of General William French, Third Corps, Army of the Potomac
|Oct 8||leaves Washington, D.C., to rejoin Third
Corps near Brandy Station, Va.
|Nov 18||at Millers House, near Brandy Station, HQ of
General French, Third Corps; when he learns the Mine Run campaign is about
to begin, he mails his diaries and drawings home to New York
captured by John Singleton Mosbys men
at Brandy Station, Virginia
arrives on prison train in Richmond, Va. incarcerated
in Crew & Pemberton prison, a converted tobacco warehouse
attempted escape from prison
|Feb 22||put on prison train at Richmond and shipped south
arrives at Salisbury, North Carolina, prison
arrives at Andersonville, Georgia, prison
|July 3||witnesses battle between inmates and
raiders in Andersonville
|July 11||witnesses execution of raiders in the stockade
leaves Andersonville for Savannah prison
signs parole at Camp Lawton, Georgia, prison
camp to work for Surgeon Isaiah White C.S.A.
arrives in Savannah. Surgeon White gives him
a pass and allows him to board at Pulaski Hotel
|Dec 3||leaves Charleston on train for Florence, South Carolina,
prison camp still on parole to Surgeon White
is exchanged and boards USS Varuna sailing
for Annapolis, Maryland
Varuna arrives at Annapolis, Maryland
arrives home in New York
musters out of 40th N.Y. "Mozart" Regiment
begins years work for architect William B.
Olmsted, 50 Wall St.
moves to Greenwich, Conn., later to Monsey,
Rockland Co., N.Y.
Sneden applies for a pension
Century Magazines serial on Civil War
(Nov. 1884 to Nov. 1887) includes one engraving based on a Sneden watercolor;
book form of the series, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, includes
several dozens engravings based on Sneden watercolors.
enters N.Y. State Soldiers & Sailors Home,
Bath, Steuben County, N.Y.
dies at Soldiers & Sailors Home, Bath, age
86; buried at national cemetery, Bath, N.Y. section J, row 11, grave 14.
Virginia Historical Society acquires Sneden
Virginia Historical Society acquires Sneden memoir