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 (1861-1865) Civil War Battles (Eastern Theater)
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Dave G
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Peninsula Campaign Map
Posted on: 11/18/2017 4:42:45 PM
A map I've been working on for a few years. I've been to some of these places. I generally tried to locate the pins at the entrance to the sites or where parking might be available. [Read More]
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Peninsula Campaign Map
Posted on: 11/21/2017 9:57:49 AM
Hi Dave,

I have to really thank you for this great map, it's a great resource for visiting or understanding just where these great CW historical sites are!? (I recommend all MHO CW buffs to check Dave's work out!)

It's also got to be very picturesque to live in Nova Scotia, lucky you!? (hope to visit someday)

Thanks again!
Dave
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Dave G
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Re: Peninsula Campaign Map
Posted on: 11/23/2017 7:16:34 AM
Thanks Dave.
The map was meant more to show parking availability and what there is to see at various sites. (NTS means "Nothing To See").
I recently added the yellow pins showing points along Stuart's ride around McClellan.
A reference to an "ancient photo" refers to a civil war era photo taken at the location. Along with others, I have half a dozen 1880's photos taken at Malvern Hill and tried to match them up on the battlefield with somewhat underwhelming results.
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Keith W
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Re: Peninsula Campaign Map
Posted on: 4/25/2018 9:44:56 AM
Thanks Dave, this is great. I was recently driving around looking for these sites. I was surprised at how small the hill was at Malvern Hill.
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Keith


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anemone
DONCASTER S. YORKS, UK
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Re: Peninsula Campaign Map
Posted on: 4/26/2018 1:00:01 PM
In 1810, Napoleon replaced his wife, Josephine, who had borne him no heir, with a younger wife, Marie Louise of Austria. They produced an heir, referred to as The King of Rome. Napoleon's happiness did not last, however, because at the end of 1810, Alexander I withdrew Russia from the Continental System. In 1812, Napoleon moved his Grand Army into Russia. Though Napoleons army pushed the Russians into constant retreat, the terrible Russian winter decimated Napoleon's Grand Army. Napoleon rushed home to raise a new army, but was defeated in October 1813 by an international coalition of armies at the Battle of Leipzig.

In 1814, Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba and Louis XVIII took the throne of France, returning a Bourbon to the throne that had been lost by Louis XVI just twenty years earlier. As the powers were just starting to negotiate a settlement, Napoleon escaped from Elba and returned to France, raising an army during the period known as the Hundred Days. Napoleon's army was defeated by Wellington (Britain) and Blucher (Prussia) at Waterloo in June 1815. He was then exiled to Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, where he eventually died.

The chaotic Europe left behind by roughly two decades of war was reorganized by the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). The major powers sent their top negotiators: Metternich (Austria), Castlereagh (Britain), Alexander I (Russia), Hardenberg (Prussia), and Talleyrand (France). The complex and delicate negotiations in Vienna created a stable Europe wherein no one power could dominate the others, as Napoleon's France had, for quite some time. Not until a century later, when World War I started in 1914, would another Europe-wide military conflict break out.

Regards

Jim
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Keith W
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Re: Peninsula Campaign Map
Posted on: 4/26/2018 10:16:44 PM
Say what?
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Dave G
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Re: Peninsula Campaign Map
Posted on: 4/26/2018 11:46:32 PM

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Thanks Dave, this is great. I was recently driving around looking for these sites. I was surprised at how small the hill was at Malvern Hill.
--Keith W

Keith W: You're right, it's not much of a "hill" but walking the trail from the parking area around to the Confederate position was really interesting for me. The elevation of the place is more impressive from River Road where there is another short trail along the base of the hill. During the war, there were no trees on the that (west) side (Malvern Cliffs) so one could see all the way to the James River.

It amazes me that Lee could not come up with a better plan than just head-on charges but he was determined to annihilate McC's army. And then, almost exactly a year later, he did the same thing at Gettysburg and that didn't work that well either.
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anemone
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Re: Peninsula Campaign Map
Posted on: 4/27/2018 10:21:53 AM
Apologies for my blunder guys .

Regards

Jim
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