Monday, January 9, 2012

Hal Jespersen's Civil War Maps

Good news for those of you who are fans of Hal Jespersen's Civil War maps on Wikipedia.  Hal has his own brand new web site at

For those of you not familiar with his work, Hal is a freelance cartographer who specializes in creating battle and campaign maps for the American Civil War. Since 2004 Hal has written hundreds of Wikipedia articles about the war and illustrated them with 200+ elaborate maps, which are available for free.

The site contains a table with his free maps.   Here's Hal's map of the Fort Henry Campaign.

Hal is now offering his services to the public and I am happy to report that he has agreed to prepare maps for my biography of Major General C. F. Smith.  Hal describes his services and fee structure on the services page of his site.

I might add that Civil War writers would do well to have Hal prepare maps for their efforts.  His clear, easy to read maps will enhance any manuscript. 

Please visit Hal's site for more information.

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