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Posted on: September 5, 2018

'Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden,' opens on Nov. 3

Robert Sneden Civil War sketch

Sept. 5, 2018 - "Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden," is an extraordinary touring exhibition at the Hampton HIstory Museum organized by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. The exhibit opens to the public on Nov. 3. It was postponed from opening Oct. 6. There will be a members-only reception at the History Museum before the opening.

Eyewitness accounts and images from the Civil War memoir of Union soldier, cartographer, and Confederate prisoner of war Robert Knox Sneden are showcased in a display of 45 watercolor maps and drawings that provide a unique and mesmerizing perspective on the war.

Sneden was a prisoner at the notorious Andersonville prison in Macon County, Ga.


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