Redans, Angles, Entrenchments – Labeling Features on the 1863 Map of Raleigh’s Wall

Lt Col Henry T. Guion, the author of the 1863 map, did not include a key, so I’ve had to do a bit of study in glossaries and guides to decide how to label the portions of wall themselves.… Read More Redans, Angles, Entrenchments – Labeling Features on the 1863 Map of Raleigh’s Wall

1863 Map of the approaches to Raleigh NC and Civil War entrenchments (Guion map)

In 1863, North Carolina Gov. Zebulon B. Vance commissioned Confederate engineer Henry T. Guion to oversee the construction of a line of defenses around the city of Raleigh. This map shows those fortifications, the surrounding countryside, and some details within the city.… Read More 1863 Map of the approaches to Raleigh NC and Civil War entrenchments (Guion map)