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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lee's Map of Gettysburg

Today's featured document from the National Archives is General Robert E. Lee's map of Gettysburg. The map includes the placement of troops on July 2, 1863. Download the high resolution copy of the map to see the details of the map. Lee's Map of Gettysburg is one of many Civil War documents, images, and maps available from the National Archives.

Applications for Education
Lee's Map of Gettysburg could be used as an image overlay for a tour of Civil War sites that you have students create in Google Earth. The map could also be used as part of lesson plan like CSI Gettysburg developed by Jim Beeghley and published on his site Teaching the Civil War with Technology.