Most of the items in the Becker Collection have geographic and temporal information associated with them. Use the map below to see the geographic coverage of the events depicted in the collection, and adjust the Civil War Chronology beneath the map to limit those events to a specific range of years. Click on any of the map’s points to see which Becker Collection item is being plotted.
The base map, “General map of the United States, showing the area and extent of the free & slave-holding states, and the territories of the Union," was created by Henry D. Rogers and published in 1857. It is part of the collections of the U. S. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.