Jeremy Francis Gilmer was a United States Army Engineer, 1839-1861, and Confederate Chief of Engineers. The Gilmer maps are an extensive group of Civil War maps and engineers' drawings of military construction. The digital collection includes 161 maps representative of the entire southern region, with many North Carolina and Virginia maps. Most of the maps are dated 1861-1865. The collection is housed in the Manuscripts Department of The Wilson Library, U of NC.