PAST MEETING – March Program Meeting – Gilmer Maps: Their History And Their Uses by Cassandra Farrell

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Gilmer Maps: Their History and Their Uses
By Cassandra Farrell

March 23, 2021 at 7pm

These Virginia and North Carolina maps were made during the Civil War, under the command of Col. Jeremy Francis Gilmer, Chief Engineer of the Confederate States of America. The maps provide excellent references of the terrain, roads, rivers, landmarks, and identify landowners. They are valuable genealogical resources.

Cassandra Farrell has been the Senior Map Archivist at the Library of Virginia since 2005 and has curated a gallery exhibition and several one-day map exhibitions and has written and published bibliographies, blogs, articles, and several entries for Encyclopedia Virginia. In addition, she is an adjunct instructor in history in the Virginia Community College System, serves on the board of directors for the Washington Map Society, and is a doctoral student at George Mason University.