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Illustration 1: Andrew Jackson's map of the battleground.
[Graphic] Illustration 1 with link to higher quality image.

(Courtesy of the Tennessee Historical Society, War Memorial Building,
Nashville, TN 37243)

Illustration 2: A map drawn by Colonel John A. Cheatham, Jackson's topographical engineer. [Graphic] Illustration 2 with link to higher quality image.
(National Archives)

Please note that Andrew Jackson's map is oriented so that South is the top.

Questions for Illustrations 1 & 2

1. Which map is easier to read and understand? Which one provides the greatest amount of information?

2. Historians have determined that approximately 300 wooden huts stood in the toe of the peninsula. Does it matter that neither map shows nearly that many? Why or why not?

3. Which map is most in accord with the description of the battle found in Reading 3? Why do you think that? How do you think historians evaluate which one is more accurate?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Illustration 1 and Illustration 2, but be aware that it will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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