Hal Jespersen’s Cartography Services — Free Wikipedia Maps

Valley map

This page offers over 200 maps I have created for American Civil War battle articles in Wikipedia, almost always for articles I wrote myself. They are available to anyone to use or publish under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, which means that if you use them—either modified or unmodified—you must abide by the terms of that license and attribute the images to me with the text “Map by Hal Jespersen, www.cwmaps.com.” Please note that recent versions of these files have rather sophisticated, detailed background information on major battlefields, such as fences etc. If you take advantage of the source code versions of these files to create your own derivative maps with these backgrounds, you must continue to attribute your new map to me, with text similar to “Based on map by Hal Jespersen, www.cwmaps.com.” It is not necessary for you to contact me in advance for permission to use the maps under these terms, although I always enjoy hearing about how my maps are used.

My free full-color Wikipedia maps are suitable for use as-is on websites or in PowerPoint presentations, but may require minor content or formatting changes to render them acceptable for black and white publication in books. I used to offer a service to do these modifications for a modest fee, but I have discontinued that option in favor of offering only versions done in my current style. Contact me for a quote.

The source files listed below as “AI5” were created in Adobe Illustrator CS5, “AI6” in Illustrator CS6, “AI CC” in Illustrator CC (Creative Cloud 2014, v18, or later). The graphic files—click on the thumbnail to access—are usually in PNG, which is a lossless format for high fidelity images. Some of these maps are rendered with shaded relief backgrounds, which I created from USGS national elevation datasets and then processed with Adobe Photoshop prior to importing them as a background into Adobe Illustrator. I have tried to remember to embed the Photoshop PSD files associated with these images inside the Illustrator files. Please contact me if you find one I have missed. The “Recent Update” column represents only changes after April 2, 2011. (Note that I update the thumbnails shown below only when there are significant visual changes that might show up in the tiny images.)

Update August 2022: I have recently decided that a PDF version of the map can be more useful than a PNG file. For those files that indicate "[PDF]" after their names, that is the format you will receive when you click on the thumbnail.

Update January 2023: I have been culling the older, less sophisticated versions of my maps from Wikipedia, but those versions are still around on my system. If for some reason you need the older version, please contact me.

Free Wikipedia Maps

Thumbnail (click to download fullsize map) Map Name Source
File
Recent Update Notes & Wikipedia Article Links
map Antietam Overview 26 Jan 2023 Wikipedia article: Battle of Antietam (aka Battle of Sharpsburg)
map Antietam 0600 26 Jan 2023  
map Antietam 0730 26 Jan 2023  
map Antietam 0900 26 Jan 2023  
map Antietam 1000 26 Jan 2023  
map Appomattox Campaign Overview   Appomattox Campaign
map Atlanta Campaign (Dalton to Kennesaw Mountain) 25 Sep 2011 Atlanta Campaign
map Bethesda Church 1 (Rodes's attack)   Battle of Bethesda Church (aka Battle of Totopotomoy Creek)
map Bethesda Church 2 (Ramseur's attack)    
map Brandy Station Overview 18 Jan 2023 Battle of Brandy Station (part of the Gettysburg Campaign)
map Bristoe Campaign 7 Feb 2021 Bristoe Campaign
map Carolinas Campaign 23 Jan 2023 Carolinas Campaign
map Cedar Creek, Confederate attacks, 0530-0600 6 Feb 2021 Battle of Cedar Creek
map Cedar Creek, Confederate attacks, 0600-0730 6 Feb 2021 Battle of Cedar Creek
map Cedar Creek, Confederate attacks, 0800-0930 6 Feb 2021 Battle of Cedar Creek
map Cedar Creek, Union counterattack, 1600-1730 6 Feb 2021 Battle of Cedar Creek
map Chancellorsville Hooker's Plan 18 Feb 2021 Battle of Chancellorsville
map Chancellorsville May 1 30 Dec 2012  
map Chancellorsville May 2 30 Dec 2012  
map Chancellorsville May 3, 0600-1000 30 Dec 2012  
map Chancellorsville May 3, 1000-1700 30 Dec 2012  
map Chancellorsville May 4-6 30 Dec 2012  
map Charleston Harbor 1861   Battle of Fort Sumter
map Chattanooga Campaign Battles, November 24-25, 1863 [PDF] 24 Dec 2022 Chattanooga Campaign
map Chattanooga Campaign, Cracker Line [PDF] 22 Sep 2022 Chattanooga Campaign
map Chattanooga Campaign, Supply Lines and Wheeler's Raid [PDF] 27 Dec 2022 Chattanooga Campaign
map Chickamauga Campaign August-September 1863 [PDF] 27 Dec 2022 Battle of Chickamauga
map Chickamauga Campaign Davis's Cross Roads [PDF] 26 Dec 2022 Battle of Davis's Crossroads
map Chickamauga, Sep 18, 1863   Battle of Chickamauga
map Chickamauga, Sep 19, 1863, part 1    
map Chickamauga, Sep 19, 1863, part 2    
map Chickamauga, Sep 19, 1863, part 3    
map Chickamauga, Sep 20, 1863, part 1    
map Chickamauga, Sep 20, 1863, part 2    
map Chickamauga, Sep 20, 1863, part 3    
map Chickamauga, Sep 20, 1863, part 3, brigade details    
map Chickasaw Bayou   Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (early battle in the Vicksburg Campaign)
map Cold Harbor June 1   Battle of Cold Harbor (part of the Overland Campaign)
map Cold Harbor June 3    
map Corinth October 3   Second Battle of Corinth
map Corinth October 4    
map Deep Bottom, July 1864 (First Deep Bottom)   First Battle of Deep Bottom
map Deep Bottom, August 1864 (Second Deep Bottom)   Second Battle of Deep Bottom
map First Bull Run (Manassas) Campaign 25 Jan 2021 First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas)
map First Bull Run July 18 8 Feb 2021 First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas)
map First Bull Run July 21 morning 8 Feb 2021  
map First Bull Run July 21 1300 8 Feb 2021  
map First Bull Run July 21 1600 8 Feb 2021  
map Fort Donelson February 13 16 Jan 2023 Battle of Fort Donelson
map Fort Donelson February 14 16 Jan 2023  
map Fort Donelson February 15 morning 16 Jan 2023  
map Fort Donelson February 15 afternoon 16 Jan 2023  
map Fort Henry 22 Jan 2023 Battle of Fort Henry
map Fort Henry Campaign 19 Jan 2023 Battle of Fort Henry
map Fort Henry to Fort Donelson 22 Jan 2023 Battle of Fort Donelson
map Franklin battlefield preservation   Battle of Franklin (1864)
map Franklin 1600 (Hood's approach) 15 Feb 2021 Battle of Franklin (1864)
map Franklin 1630 (Union positions, Confederate attacks) 15 Feb 2021  
map Fredericksburg Campaign initial movements 7 Feb 2021 Battle of Fredericksburg
map Fredericksburg Overview 11 Jan 2023  
map Fredericksburg: Sumner's Assault 11 Jan 2023  
map Fredericksburg: Hooker's Assault 11 Jan 2023  
map Front Royal to First Winchester   Jackson's Valley Campaign
map Gaines's Mill 14:30 19 Dec 2011 Battle of Gaines's Mill (part of the Seven Days Battles)
map Gaines's Mill 15:30 19 Dec 2011  
map Gaines's Mill 19:00 19 Dec 2011  
map Gettysburg Battle Map Day1 1 Jan 2023 Battle of Gettysburg
map Gettysburg Battle Map Day 2 1 Jan 2023  
map Gettysburg Battle Map Day3 1 Jan 2023  
map Gettysburg Campaign 12 Feb 2021 Gettysburg Campaign
map Gettysburg Campaign Retreat 12 Feb 2021 Retreat from Gettysburg
map Gettysburg Cemetery Hill [PDF] 30 Dec 2022 Cemetery Hill (part of the Battle of Gettysburg)
map Gettysburg Day1 0700 4 Jan 2023 Battle of Gettysburg, First Day (July 1, 1863)
map Gettysburg Day1 1000 4 Jan 2023  
map Gettysburg Day1 1045 4 Jan 2023  
map Gettysburg Day1 1100 4 Jan 2023  
map Gettysburg Day1 1230 4 Jan 2023  
map Gettysburg Day1 1400 4 Jan 2023  
map Gettysburg Day1 1600 4 Jan 2023  
map Gettysburg Day2 Cemetery Ridge   Battle of Gettysburg, Second Day (July 2, 1863)
map Gettysburg Day2 Culp's Hill Defenses   Culp's Hill (part of the Battle of Gettysburg)
map Gettysburg Day2 Culp's Hill Evening    
map Gettysburg Day2 Hood   Battle of Gettysburg, Second Day (July 2, 1863)
map Gettysburg Day2 Peach Orchard 1    
map Gettysburg Day2 Peach Orchard 2    
map Gettysburg Day2 Plan 1 Jan 2023  
map Gettysburg Day2 Wheatfield 1    
map Gettysburg Day2 Wheatfield 2 6 Jan 2012  
map Gettysburg Day3 Culp's Hill Morning   Culp's Hill (part of the Battle of Gettysburg)
map Gettysburg East Cavalry Field 1   Battle of Gettysburg, Third Day cavalry battles
map Gettysburg East Cavalry Field 2    
map Gettysburg East Cavalry Field 3    
map Gettysburg Little Round Top 1630 [PDF] 23 Dec 2022  
map Gettysburg Little Round Top 1700 [PDF] 23 Dec 2022  
map Gettysburg South Cavalry Field   Battle of Gettysburg, Third Day cavalry battles
map Grierson's Raid (part of Vicksburg Campaign) [PDF] 19 Dec 2022 Vicksburg Campaign
map Harpers Ferry [PDF] 30 Dec 2022 Battle of Harpers Ferry (part of the Maryland Campaign)
map Haw's Shop   Battle of Haw's Shop (part of the Overland Campaign)
map Hood's Campaign from Florence to Columbia   Battle of Columbia (part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign)
map Iuka   Battle of Iuka
map Iuka-Corinth Campaign 1 25 Dec 2018 Battle of Iuka
map Iuka-Corinth Campaign 2 25 Dec 2018 Second Battle of Corinth
map Kennesaw Mountain   Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (part of the Atlanta Campaign)
map (First) Battle of Kernstown 22 Jul 2014 First Battle of Kernstown (part of Jackson's Valley Campaign)
map Knoxville Campaign Area 1863 [PDF] 30 Dec 2022 Knoxville Campaign
map Maryland Campaign, 1862 [PDF] 2 Sep 2022 Maryland Campaign (campaign that included the Battle of Antietam)
map Mill Springs, Phase 1 (Confederate attacks)   Battle of Mill Springs
map Mill Springs, Phase 2 (Union attacks)    
map Mine Run Campaign 20 Feb 2021 Mine Run Campaign
map Mine Run November 28-29 11 Jan 2023 Mine Run Campaign
map Missionary Ridge   Battle of Missionary Ridge (part of the Chattanooga Campaign)
map Monterey Pass   Fight at Monterey Pass (part of the Retreat from Gettysburg)
map North Anna May 23   Battle of North Anna (part of the Overland Campaign)
map North Anna May 24    
map North Anna May 25-26    
map Northern Virginia Campaign 25 Jan 2021 Northern Virginia Campaign from Cedar Mountain through Chantilly
map Overland Campaign May-June 1864 [PDF] 8 Nov 2022 Overland Campaign overview: from the Wilderness to crossing the James
map Overland Campaign overview (previous version) 16 Apr 2011 Overland Campaign overview: from the Wilderness to crossing the James
map Overland Campaign May 4 (movement to the Wilderness)   Battle of the Wilderness
map Overland Campaign from the Wilderness to the North Anna   Battle of North Anna
map Overland Campaign May 27-29 (from North Anna across the Pamunkey)   Battle of Haw's Shop
map Overland Campaign May 29-30 (movements to Totopotomoy Creek and Old church)   Battle of Totopotomoy Creek
map Overland Campaign June 1 (positions of the armies just before the Battle of Cold Harbor)   Battle of Cold Harbor
map Peninsula Campaign, March-May 1862 [PDF] 23 Sep 2022 Peninsula Campaign from Fort Monroe to the eve of Seven Pines
map Perryville 14:00 19 Aug 2021 Battle of Perryville, Kentucky
map Perryville 15:00 19 Aug 2021  
map Perryville 15:45 19 Aug 2021  
map Perryville 16:00 19 Aug 2021  
map Perryville 16:15 19 Aug 2021  
map Perryville 17:45 19 Aug 2021  
map Petersburg June 15-16, 1864   Siege of Petersburg (aka Richmond-Petersburg Campaign). Initial assaults.
map Petersburg June 21-22, 1864   Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road
map Petersburg July 30, 1864   Battle of the Crater
map Petersburg August 18-19, 1864   Battle of Globe Tavern
map Petersburg October 27, 1864   Battle of Boydton Plank Road
map Petersburg March 29-31, 1865   Battle of Fort Stedman
map Petersburg April 2, 1865   Breakthrough
map Pickett's Charge   Pickett's Charge (part of the Battle of Gettysburg)
map Pickett's Charge - details   More detailed around the Angle; this does not appear in Wikipedia
map Price's Raid [PDF] 31 Aug 2022 Price's Raid
map Richmond-Petersburg Theater, fall 1864   Siege of Petersburg
map Ringgold Gap 1 Dec 2020 Ringgold Gap. This map was commissioned by Jim Jenkins, who asked me to also contribute it to Wikipedia.
map Savannah Campaign 16 Dec 2022 Sherman's March to the Sea
map Second Bull Run, August 28 31 Jan 2013 Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas)
map Second Bull Run, August 29, 1000 31 Jan 2013  
map Second Bull Run, August 29, 1200 31 Jan 2013  
map Second Bull Run, August 29, 1500 31 Jan 2013  
map Second Bull Run, August 29, 1700-1900 31 Jan 2013  
map Second Bull Run, August 30, 1500 31 Jan 2013  
map Second Bull Run, August 30, 1600 31 Jan 2013  
map Second Bull Run, August 30, 1630 31 Jan 20132  
map Second Bull Run, August 30, 1700 31 Jan 2013  
map Seven Days Battles overview [PDF] 8 Nov 2022 Seven Days Battles (the conclusion of the Peninsula Campaign)
map Seven Days June 26-27   Seven Days Battles (Battle of Beaver Dam Creek and Battle of Gaines's Mill)
map Seven Days June 30   Seven Days Battles (Battle of Glendale and Battle of White Oak Swamp)
map Seven Days July 1   Seven Days Battles (Battle of Malvern Hill)
map Seven Pines   Battle of Seven Pines (part of the Peninsula Campaign)
map Shenandoah Valley Campaigns, May-July 1864 [PDF] 10 Dec 2022 Valley Campaigns of 1864: includes the campaigns of Siegel, Hunter, and Early
map Shenandoah Valley Campaigns, August-October 1864 [PDF] 10 Dec 2022 Valley Campaigns of 1864: Philip Sheridan versus Jubal Early
map Sheridan's Richmond Raid (Overland Campaign) 6 Apr 2011 Overland Campaign: Sheridan's raid, including the Battle of Yellow Tavern
map Shiloh Battle April 6 am 22 Jan 2021 Battle of Shiloh
map Shiloh Battle April 6 pm 22 Jan 2021  
map Shiloh Battle April 7 22 Jan 2021  
map Spotsylvania Court House, May 7   Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (part of the Overland Campaign)
map Spotsylvania Court House, May 8    
map Spotsylvania Court House, May 9    
map Spotsylvania Court House, May 10    
map Spotsylvania Court House, May 12    
map Spotsylvania Court House, May 13    
map Spotsylvania Court House, May 17    
map Spring Hill, afternoon   Battle of Spring Hill (part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign)
map Spring Hill, evening    
map Stones River December 30 5 Jan 2023 Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro)
map Stones River December 31 0800 5 Jan 2023  
map Stones River December 31 0945 5 Jan 2023  
map Stones River December 31 1100 5 Jan 2023  
map Stones River December 31 1600 5 Jan 2023  
map Stones River January 2 1600 5 Jan 2023  
map Stones River January 2 1645 5 Jan 2023  
map Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign, March-May 1862 28 Jan 2021  
map Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign, May-June 1862 28 Jan 2021  
map Streight's Raid [PDF] 30 Aug 2022 Streight's Raid
map Trevilian Station: Sheridan's Raid 3 Apr 2011 Battle of Trevilian Station (Philip Sheridan's second raid in the Overland Campaign)
map Trevilian Station: Sheridan's Raid -- return 17 Apr 2011 Battle of Saint Mary's Church (part of Sheridan's return from the Trevilian Station raid)
map Trevilian Station: June 11, 1864 3 Apr 2011 Battle of Trevilian Station
map Trevilian Station: June 12, 1864 3 Apr 2011  
map Tullahoma Campaign [PDF] 27 Dec 2022 Tullahoma Campaign
map Vicksburg Campaign December 62 - March 63 [PDF] 18 Dec 2022 Vicksburg Campaign
map Vicksburg Campaign April - July 63 [PDF] 18 Dec 2022  
map Vicksburg Assaults May 19 [PDF] 18 Dec 2022 Siege of Vicksburg
map Vicksburg Assaults May 22 [PDF] 18 Dec 2022  
map Vicksburg Siege [PDF] 18 Dec 2022  
map Western Theater Overview 31 Oct 2016 Western Theater of the American Civil War
map Western Theater, September 1861 - April 1862 26 Jan 2015  
map Western Theater, May - October 1862 26 Jan 2015  
map Western Theater, December 1862 - September 1863 26 Jan 2015  
map Western Theater, November 1863 - April 1865 26 Jan 2015  
map Wilderness May 5 0700   Battle of the Wilderness (part of the Overland Campaign)
map Wilderness May 5 (rest of the day) 16 Oct 2015  
map Wilderness May 6 0500 16 Oct 2015  
map Wilderness May 6 0600 16 Oct 2015  
map Wilderness May 6 1100 16 Oct 2015  
map Wilderness May 6 1400 16 Oct 2015  
map Wilson-Kautz Raid [PDF] 11 Dec 2022 Siege of Petersburg
map Yorktown 2 Feb 2021 Siege of Yorktown (1862) (part of the Peninsula Campaign)