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Interactive Maps

Listed below are interactive map exhibits where you can navigate through space and time. You may hover over data points for a preview and click on the points for expanded information. Use your mouse cursor to move the map and to zoom in and out. If a timeline is avaliable, double click through the dates to move through time.

The Urban River: Interactive Map of the Chattahoochee in Columbus

There are many historical sites along the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia. This interactive map details many of these sites and other areas of interest that can be seen from the river.

Special thanks to Dr. Amanda Rees and her Intermediate Geography class for making this possible.

The Battle of Columbus, April 16, 1865

Experience the Battle of Columbus through this interactive map and see all the details of the battle including troop placements and defensive fortifications. The map also highlights Columbus as a whole during the Civil War with important points of interests such as Columbus businesses and homes of prominent individuals all highlighted in this digital exhibit. Unique items from the collections of the CSU Archives and the Columbus Museum help tell the story, such as Colonel Von Zinken’s original letter telling local citizens to get out of town and many historic photographs representing Columbus during the Civil War. Often called the last battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Columbus took place on April 16, 1865, just a few days after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. The battle is certainly an important part of Columbus’ history. Some of the city's most fascinating stories come from this time, such as Randolph L. Mott, John Pemberton, Henry Benning, the Eagle Mills, Haiman’s Sword Factory, the CSS Jackson, and many others.

Special thanks to Chris Goodrow for helping with this project.