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  • Contours of Union forts on south side of Potomac, 1862 [map].

    This map shows the names and configurations of Union fortifications on the Virginia side of the Potomac River in 1862, and in some cases lists the name of the regiment that built the structure.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of Richmond, Va., shewing fortifications surrounding the Confederate capital. From the latest government surveys.

    Scale ca. 1:57,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 622 At top of map: Map of Richmond. (6D) A description of "The city of Richmond" and the "Forts around Richmond, with their armament" appears to the right of the map. Important buildings are identified and the positions are located on the map by letters and numbers. Gives the street pattern of Richmond and Manchester, ...

    • Contributor: Bailey, A. M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Map of a reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the north front of the city /

    Topographic map of northern Philadelphia and small adjacent part of Montgomery County showing Civil War earthworks and batteries. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Signed in handwriting (brown ink): George Davidson, Assistant Engineer Fortifications. Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors. Former ownership rubber-stamping at foot of title: U.S.C. & G. Survey, Library and Archives, no. 126. "No. 2868X" and "854W 1863" (former Coast Survey ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - Davidson, George - Fauntleroy, A. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Henrico, Co., Virginia, with additions showing the defensive lines and works of Richmond.

    Scale ca. 1:62,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 643 "Authorities From Henrico Co. map photographed by U.S. Coast Survey and captured Rebel map." Indicates Confederate fortifications, houses, names of residents, towns, roads, railroads, relief by hachures, drainage, and vegetation. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Fort Anderson, Paducah, Ky. /

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the upper left. "Hd. Qr., U.S. Forces, Paducah, Keny., Jany. 4, 1861. Respectfully forwarded to the Hd. Qr. of the Dept. of the Missi., [signed] C. F. Smith, Brigr. Genl., comdg." "Engr. Dept., July 18/64. Recd. with Gen. Cullum's letter of the 16th inst. (C.5621)." Imperfect: Missing small sections along sheet edges. Mounted on cloth backing in ...

    • Contributor: Rziha, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the seat of war /

    Covers Virginia and Maryland and portions of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. Shows some fortifications. Relief shown by hachures. Sewn on to and mounted on cloth backing. "Entered by Evans & Cogswell according of the act of Congress of the Confederate States in the Clerks Office of the Distr. Court of the District of South Carolina." Confederate imprint. Includes inset. Available also ...

    • Contributor: Evans & Cogswell
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of supplementary reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia by the Lancaster Turnpike : including the section between Villa Nova and Paoli /

    Road map showing minor fortifications along the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike. Relief shown by form lines. Pen-and-ink, red ink, and pink watercolor. Former ownership stamp in lower right corner: U.S.C. & G. Survey. Library and Archives, Jan. 28, 1902, acc. no. 53677; adhesive label affixed in lower right corner: 854 St; no. rubber-stamped on verso: 290. Statement of attribution of Henry L. Whiting is ...

    • Contributor: Whiting, Henry L. - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Map of the fortifications within the District of Columbia].

    Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Shows buildings within city limits. Shows lot lines and householders' names in rural areas. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Annotated in brown ink: Furnished for the use of the Office of the General of Ordnance by command of M.G. McClellan, J.N. Macomb Lt. Col. & A.D. Camp Chf. T.E. Army of Potomac, ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army of the Potomac - McClellan, George (George Brinton)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the defences [sic] of Richmond, Va., April 1865.

    Portrays 23 numbered forts around the city of Richmond, which includes the following named forts, Johnson, Magruder, and Harrison.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Ft. Fisher shewing [sic] Union attack, Jany 15th 1865 From survey made after surrender by U.S. Engineers.

    Map shows area surrounding forts Fisher, Buchanan and Anderson near Smithville, N.C. Fort Fisher, located on the peninsula formed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, was the primary target of the Union assault. Details include locations of Confederate batteries, abatis, spikes, palisades, and ditches, and arrows showing the direction of the advance of the various Union forces.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865-01-15
  • Map of Richmond, Va., and surrounding country showing Rebel fortifications

    Scale ca. 1:70,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 640 Shows fortifications, street pattern of Richmond and Manchester, roads, railroads, towns, vegetation, drainage, relief by hachures, and rural houses. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. LC copy 1 dedicated in ms: Maj. Genl. H. W. Halleck with the compliments of D. Van Nostrand. ...

    • Contributor: Sholl, Charles - Van Nostrand, David - D. Van Nostrand Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Sketch of Charleston Harbor

    Scale ca. 1:70,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 385 Shows fortifications, street pattern of Charleston, vegetation, and a few soundings. Insets: Castle Pinckney. 7 x 5 cm-Fort Sumpter [sic]. 7 x 6 cm-Fort Moultrie. 5 x 6 cm. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Williams, W. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Sumpter Prison, Andersonville, Georgia, June 1864 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Shows the prison with wooden fence, 18 guard towers, the famous "deadline," the north and south gates, Sweetwater Creek, "Valley of Death," fortification, batteries, and cook house. He depicts overcrowding by a blizzard of tiny dots everywhere, writing the dots stand for "Union soldiers." Date written on map: June 1863 with penciled 4 over the 3. Pen-and-ink on blue tinted note paper. Purchase, James ...

    • Contributor: Caulfield, Patt
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Army map of the seat of war in Virginia, showing the battle fields, fortifications, etc. on & near the Potomac River.

    Scale ca. 1:183,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 455 Map of the Potomac River and vicinity from Harpers Ferry to Swan Point showing towns, roads, railroads, names and boundaries of counties, drainage, and relief by hachures. Principal Union and Confederate positions are marked by small flags or underlined in blue and red respectively. List of 34 forts defending Washington is in the lower ...

    • Contributor: Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • General diagram : [western Philadelphia city and adjacent portions of Delaware and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania].

    Topographic map showing proposed and existing Civil-War batteries and defensive positions immediately west of Philadelphia. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Title from southern sheet. Partial tracing of the 1863 ms. topographic map showing 1st- and 2nd-class fortifications at Philadelphia (CW 358.22). Oriented with north to the right. Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors. Drawn in 2 segments (sheets): [Northern] -- [Southern]. "No. 2866" ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863

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  • Topographical map of the approaches and defences of Knoxville, E. Tennessee, shewing the positions occupied by the United States & Rebel forces during the siege /

    Annotated in blue ink to show Union lines, in red ink to show Rebel lines, and blue and red ink to show lines of Union forces captured by the Rebels. Relief shown by hachures, contours, and spot heights. From the Orlando M. Poe papers in LC Manuscript Division. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 427.1, S167 LC copy annotated in ink at head of ...

    • Contributor: Rockwell, Cleveland - Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe) - Talcott, R. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of a reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the north front of the city /

    Topographic map of the northern part of Philadelphia County and small adjacent part of Montgomery County showing proposed 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-order Civil War batteries. Signed in handwriting: George Davidson, Asst. Engr. Fortifications. Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors. Former ownership rubber-stamping below title: U.S.C. & G. Survey, Library and Archives, no. 127. "No. 2865X" and "854W 1863" (former Coast Survey numbers) handwritten in ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - Davidson, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of the rebel position at Vicksburg, Miss., May 1863.

    Shows the Union troops surrounding the Confederate fortified city of Vicksburg, Miss., with blockades and forces on both sides of the Mississippi River. Shows the locations of outlying Confederate forts and other defenses including extensive use of abatis and felled trees to hinder overland advances. The map also indicates the position of Union gunboats on the Mississippi River south of the town of Warrenton, ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Original formation of Union forces around Petersburg.

    Anonymous pen and ink manuscript map showing Civil War fortifications, roads, railroads, rivers and vegetation. Drawn on a 1-inch grid. Similar to no. 1095, Swem, E.G. Maps relating to Virginia. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Plan of Fort Huger, Hardy's Bluff : built by the State of Virginia. Col. Andrew Talcott, State Engr. Capt. E.T.D. Myers, Constructing Engr.

    "Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Mrs. Louisa Porter (Gilmer) Minis (i.e., Mrs. ...

    • Contributor: Virginia. Engineer Dept - Myers, Edmund Trewbridge Dana - Talcott, Andrew - Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia

    Originally built by the Confederates and used for winter quarters in 1861-1862, the defenses around Centreville were also used by the Union Army to cover the retreat back to Washington after both 1st and 2nd Bull Run. When Lee began concentrating his forces around Culpeper in July 1863, and Meade, not to be outdone, moved his army to a position opposite them along the ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows forts and batteries in the District of Columbia and immediate vicinity. Also shows "Battle field at Bull Run fought July 21st 1861." At head of title: Surveys for military defences. "Additions & corrections for Rappahannock and Rapid Ann Rivers and their vicinity ..." added to data used in compilation. Mounted on cloth backing. Includes "Data ...

    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (Joseph)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the environs of Washington : compiled from Boschkes' map of the District of Columbia and from surveys of the U.S. Coast Survey showing the line of the defences of Washington ...

    Shows buildings, rural property lines, householders' names, and vegetation. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. India ink, col. ink, and col. wash. Northern section is printed map with ms. annotation. Remainder is completely ms. Originally drawn on 4 sheets, assembled to 1 sheet, and sectioned to 6 parts. On verso on label affixed to cloth backing: No. 187. ...

    • Contributor: Barnard, J. G. (John Gross) - Boschke, A. - United States Coast Survey - Barnard, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Battles of the Crater and of June 22nd.

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows Union and Confederate lines, fortifications, and names of some residents. Selected buildings shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes annotations in pencil. Acquisitions control no.: 91-28. CW3

    • Contributor: Korff Brothers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington /

    Shows forts and batteries in the District of Columbia and immediate vicinity. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. "Additions & corrections for Rappahannock and Rapid Ann Rivers and their vicinity ..." added to data used in compilation. Mounted on cloth backing. Includes "Data used in compilation," table of "Elevations above tide water," and "Geological ...

    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (Joseph)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862