Lincoln showcases U.S. Coast Survey Civil War Maps

The newly released film, Lincoln, is giving a lot people reason to review what they learned, and may have forgotten, in middle school history class about the U.S. Civil War.

The enclosed blog by NOAA’s Coast Survey provides an abridged lesson from the founding of the Coast Survey by Thomas Jefferson to its involvement in the Civil War.

More than 150 years later, NOAA is still going strong and is instrumental in surveying our country’s coastlines and producing nautical charts for safe maritime navigation.

Read the blog and don’t miss the Coast Survey charts featured in the movie Lincoln!


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