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Oct082014

Of Methods and Madness

Of Methods and Madness

Maps of the Civil War's conventional battlefields often impose order where there was chaos. Conversely, because we have few good maps of the war's guerrilla conflict, we often think of the border conflict as anarchic and patternless. The "Of Methods and Madness" Project utilizes digital map-making technologies to find order in the apparent chaos of the guerrilla theater and to see Civil War guerrillas as they were -- organized, opportunistic, and bent on destroying the Union army and its resources.