Historic Maps

Charleston, South Carolina, 1857

The House Divided research engine currently holds more than 2,500 historic maps free for educational use and sharing.  Most of these maps come from carefully digitized and quite rare nineteenth-century gazetteers and almanacs.  Hundreds of them have also been enhanced with a zoomify function that allows users to pan-and-zoom across the entire image, bringing them to life in a way that can be quite mesmerizing.  Our collection also includes more modern-day battle and campaign maps that provide insight into the military history of the Civil War era. Click on the image to the right in order to begin exploring and using this important resource.

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