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  • Plan of the attack on Ft. Sumter, April 6th, 1863.

    Map shows a regional view of Charleston Harbor including Confederate fortifications and Union naval vessels. This April 1863 atttack by Union ironclads was unsuccessful.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plans & views of Rebel defences, coast of South Carolina

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 367 Contents: Fort "Walker," Hilton Head Isld., S.C. Scale 1:2000. 17 x 15 cm.-Ground plan and view of fort on Botany-Bay Isld. North Edisto R. Scale 1:2000. 12 x 15 cm.-Fort on Sam's Point, Coosaw River, S.C. Scale 1:1000. 13 x 15 cm.-Ground plan and view of fort on Bay Point South Edisto R., S.C. ...

    • Contributor: Willenbücher, Eugene
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel batteries.

    [Scale 1:30,000]. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 380 Another issue. Shows roads, railroads, houses, vegetation, a street plan of Charleston, drainage, soundings, and shoals. Overprinted to show positions occupied by the Union Army and Navy, and "Rebel batteries in possession [of] National forces [and] batteries still held by the Rebels [on] Sept. 7, 1863." Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • General map of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina : showing rebel defences [sic] and obstructions /

    "Bowen & Co. lith. Philada." "The survey of the channels, fortifications etc. was made after the occupation of the Harbor by the U.S. Naval forces." Depths shown by gradient tints. From: Message of the President of the United States, and accompanying documents to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the first session of the thirty-ninth Congress. Report of the Secretary of ...

    • Contributor: Willenbacher, Eugene
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Charleston S.C., A.D. 1864

    In this annotated detail from a printed map, the city of Charleston is delineated and Confederate fortifications along the Ashley and Cooper rivers are indicated. Also indicated is the area of the city that burned as a result of Union shelling.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Genl. Sherman's campaign war map.

    Map covering most of Georgia and South Carolina, showing defenses along the sea coast and around the principal towns, Confederate prisons at Andersonville and south of Millen, Ga., roads, railroads, towns, drainage, and relief by hachures.

    • Contributor: Bufford, John Henry
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of the defences of Charleston city and harbor, showing also the works erected by the U.S. forces in 1863 and 1864 /

    "Bell Bros., Photo lithographers, Washington, D.C." At bottom of map: View off North Channel, Fort Sumter 3 1/2 miles distant, bearing W. 3/4 N., Febry. 18th 1865. Description derived from published bibliography. Shows drainage, vegetation, roads, railroads, soundings, shoals, channels, forts, batteries, picket line of the U.S. forces, plan of the city with the "effective, annoying [and] extreme range" of guns from Cumming's Point. ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Genl. Q. A. Gillmore's line of earthworks in front of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 1863

    Map depicts the siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Details include the locations of swamps, marshes, and sand ridges, and the elaborate earthworks and trenches constructed by Union troops under Gen. Q. A. Gillmore as they prepared to lay siege to the fort.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Copy of the plot of the city of Beaufort, South Carolina /

    Scale not given. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 368a.2 Includes index of military hospitals and col. ill. of "Chief Office." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2; 650/3

    • Contributor: Schelten
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Sea coast defences.

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 365 Confederate imprint. Suggested "system of defence for smaller ports and inlets" in South Carolina, signed "G.M." and illustrated by a plan of a fort. Gabriel Manigault (1809-1888) was the author of a "Letter Addressed to Governor M. L. Bonham, of South Carolina, on the Defences of Charleston" (1863) Description derived from published bibliography. Available ...

    • Contributor: Manigault, Gabriel E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of Charleston and its defences

    Scale 1:63,360 (not "2 inches to 1 mile"). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 384.5 In upper left corner: Copied for his excellency M. L. Bonham Governor of the State of South Carolina. In lower margin: Reproduced for Mayor Courtenay's city year book, from the original map in the possession of the Chamber of Commerce, Charleston, S.C. Endorsed (in facsimile): Approved G. T. Beauregard, ...

    • Contributor: Walker, William A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885
  • Plan of the Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina, November 30th, 1864.

    Map shows the Confederate earthworks, as well as the location of Union forces at Honey Hill near Grahamville, in Jasper County, S.C. Sherman sent 5,500 Union troops under J.G. Foster inland to secure a foothold on the Charleston and Savannah Railroad. They were met by 1,400 Confederates, heavily entrenched, and forced to withdraw.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Attack on Ft. Pulaski Savannah, Georgia, April 1862.

    Shows a section of the Savannah River with Long Island (containing an unnamed Confederate battery) and Cockspur Island (containing Fort Pulaski). Also shows the Union position on Big Tybee Island.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of Charleston Harbor showing Union and Rebel Batteries &c. Septr. 1863.

    Map shows the location of Union and Confederate fortifications on James, Sullivan, Block and Morris islands at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, S.C. In July 1863, Union generals Gillmore and Dahlgren hoped to take Fort Wagner, on Morris Island in Charleston Harbor, in order to gain a vantage point from which to launch an attack on the city of Charleston. Strongly defended by the ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • The Rebel defences [sic] of Charleston, S.C., December 1864

    Shows in detail the Confederate forts along the Ashley and Cooper rivers, as well as obstructions in Charleston Harbor. Also shows the burned district of Charleston, where Union prisoners of war were kept within range of Union guns.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of action at Devaux Neck South Carolina. December 9th 1864.

    Devaux Neck is a peninsula formed by the Tulfinney and Coosawatchie rivers as they branch off the Broad River. The peninsula is crossed by the Charleston and Savannah Railroad. This map, in closer detail than the one on p. 196, shows the skirmish between Confederate forces protecting the railroad and Union forces (the 127th New York Regiment under Gen. E. E. Potter) hoping to ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Fort Wagner. Morris Island

    In July 1863, Union Generals Gillmore and Dahlgren hoped to take Fort Wagner, on Morris Island in Charleston Harbor, in order to gain a vantage point from which to launch an attack on the city of Charleston. Strongly defended, the first Union assaults (July 10th and 18th) resulted in extremely high casualties. Gillmore began formal siege operations and had reached to base of the ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel batteries.

    Scale ca. 1:30,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 382 Another issue. Shows roads, railroads, houses, vegetation, a street plan of Charleston, drainage, soundings, and shoals. Enlarged issue covering all of James Island and indicating 1/2-mile concentric circles centered on St. Michaels, Charleston, "first [and] second line[s] of Rebel defences," positions occupied by the Union Army and Navy, and "Rebel batteries in possession [of] ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of the siege and investment of Savannah, Georgia, 5th to 20th Decr. 1864.

    Map shows the location of Union forces near the Ogeechee River outside of the Confederate held city of Savannah, Ga. The map also depicts the location of the Union fleet on the Savannah River and in the Atlantic Ocean. Details of the terrain show how a direct assault would have been difficult.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Panorama of the seat of war; birds eye view of North and South Carolina and part of Georgia.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 304.6 Includes distance chart. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 651/1; 651/2; 651/3; 651/4

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the defences of Charleston city and harbor, showing also the works erected by the U.S. forces in 1863 and 1864 /

    At bottom of map: View off North Channel, Fort Sumter 3 1/2 miles distant, bearing W. 3/4 N., Febry. 18th 1865. Description derived from published bibliography. Shows drainage, vegetation, roads, railroads, soundings, shoals, channels, forts, batteries, picket line of the U.S. forces, plan of the city with the "effective, annoying [and] extreme range" of guns from Cumming's Point. The obstructions in the channel are ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • [Sketch of portions of seacoast of South Carolina & Georgia

    [Scale 1:200,000]. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 362 Another edition. Map of the coast from Bull's Bay, South Carolina, to Ossabaw Sound, Georgia, showing forts, drainage, roads, railroads, and towns. "References" is printed in the lower left corner. The names of the cartographer and lithographer are not indicated on this edition. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Lindenkohl, A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • E. & G. W. Blunt's map of Charleston and vicinity.

    Scale ca. 1:151,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 369 Indicates fortifications, roads, railroads, towns, street pattern of Charleston, drainage, vegetation, and ship channels. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: E. & G.W. Blunt (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel batteries.

    Scale 1:30,000. Another issue. Shows roads, railroads, houses, vegetation, a street plan of Charleston, drainage, soundings, and shoals. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 381 Overprinted to show 1/4-mile concentric circles centered on St. Michaels, Charleston; positions occupied by the Union Army and Navy; "Rebel batteries in possession of National forces [and] batteries still held by the Rebels [on] Sept. 7th 1863." Union positions ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Plan of the assault on Ft. Wagner, July 11th 1863.

    Detail of Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, Charleston S.C., showing Confederate Fort Wagner being shelled by the U.S.S. Monitor. Also shown is the daylight assault of Gen. George C. Strong against the heavily-defended fort. Strong's forces were quickly repulsed and with great loss of life.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861