• Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864.

    As a diversionary measure to take some of the pressure off of besieged Petersburg, Confederate forces under Jubal Early launched a northern offensive beginning in late June 1864. After stops near Harper's Ferry and Shepherdstown, W. Va., and Frederick and Baltimore, Md., they reached the outskirts of Washington, D.C., by July 11. Reconnaissance showed the Union had begun some intensive reinforcement, so an attack ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Army map of the seat of war in Virginia, showing the battle fields, fortification, etc. on & near the Potomac River

    Scale ca. 1:183,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 448 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 33 forts defending Washington is in the right ...

    • Contributor: Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Topographical map of the original District of Columbia and environs showing the fortifications around the city of Washington /

    Also shows school districts and householders' names in rural areas. Relief shown by hachures. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1862 by E.G. Arnold ..." Includes text and population tables. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 674, 674.1 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in ink on verso, mounted on cloth ...

    • Contributor: Arnold, E. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads.

    Covers Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Eastern corner of D.C. ca. 7 cm. within map area. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also shows rural householders' names and vegetation. Includes note and coat of arms below title. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 687 LC copy 1 halved and mounted on cloth backing. LC copy 2 brittle, missing large sections along margins, and ...

    • Contributor: United States. War Department. Engineer Bureau
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Topographical sketch near Fort Staunton from points not under fire of its guns : [Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Black and brown inks. At upper left: 211, L. Sheet 15. Missing small sections at corners. Includes bar scale. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.6 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • [Topographical map of part of Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by hachures. Areas covered are unidentified. Title devised by cataloger. Incomplete tracing of LC's G3850 1861 .B6 Vault. In lower right corner: Transferred from Office of Chf. Engr., Defense of Washington, to Engr. Dept. Jan'y 1866. Red and black inks. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Drawn in 2 sections. Stained, fold-lined, and torn. At lower left: 211, L., Sheet 3. ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Sketch showing the position of the attacking and defending forces at the siege of Washington, N.C., March 29 to April 16, 1863

    Scale ca. 1:207,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 317.4 From U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, in two volumes. Supplemental to Senate report no. 142, 38th Congress, 2d session (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1866). v. 2, fol. p. 23. Accompanies "Report of Major General J. G. Foster, ...

    • Contributor: Foster, John G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • [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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads.

    Covers Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Eastern corner of D.C. off map. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also shows rural householders' names and vegetation. Coloring differs. Includes note and coat of arms below title. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 684 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copies mounted on cloth backing. 3 copies ...

    • Contributor: United States. War Department. Engineer Bureau
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Topographical map, 1st Brigade, defenses north of Potomac, Washington, D.C. /

    "1st September 1863." Relief shown by contours. Some buildings, lot lines, householders' names, forts, and vegetation. Covers environs of Forts De Russy, Stevens, Slocum, Totten, Slemmer, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Thayer, Lincoln, and Batteries Sill and Jameson. India and red inks. Lacking edge and internal sections, assembled to 1 sheet, sectioned to 4 sheets, and mounted on cloth backing. Includes notes and 2 scale graphs. ...

    • Contributor: Hodasevich, R. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • 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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Potomac River (in four sheets) /

    Chart of the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. to its entrance into the Chesapeake Bay. Chart indicates soundings, tides, lighthouses, and the shoreline configuration. Description derived from published bibliography. Maps numbered 20-23 in upper left corners. Seal of U.S. Coast Survey Office printed below the map title. Similar to no. 35.2, LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) This item is in the Map Collection ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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
  • Topographical map of the District of Columbia /

    Partial cadastral map showing some householders' names, individual buildings, and vegetation. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Also covers Virginia shoreline zone. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861, by D. McClelland, Blanchard & Mohun, Hugh B. Sweeny, and Thos. Blagden, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia." Oriented ...

    • Contributor: Boschke, A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • [Map of Alexandria, Virginia]

    Illustrates Alexandria's central position in the defense of Washington, where at least 12 outlying forts surrounded the city. Military camps of various Union officers such as Samuel Peter Heintzelman are indicated on this map.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the seat of war!

    Another issue. Various scales. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 17 Containing a map of the vicinity of Washington, Baltimore, Harper's Ferry and Annapolis, with five mile distance lines from Washington. Map showing the railroad routes, coast lines and forts, between Boston and Norfolk harbor; map of Norfolk harbor, Fort Monroe and vicinity, with 1 mile distance lines from Ft. Monroe; Map of the ...

    • Contributor: Louis Prang and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Potomac River (in four sheets): Sheet no. 4, from Indian Head to Georgetown

    Scale 1:40,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 53.4 "No. 391" in upper left corner of map. "Electrotype copy no. 1, by G. Mathiot, U.S.C.S." is printed in the upper margin. Information concerning lighthouses, tides, soundings, and the geographic coordinates of the Capitol dome is given in the lower right corner. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • District of Columbia and the seat of war on the Potomac.

    Low-angle bird's-eye view. Shows cities of Washington and Alexandria in foreground. Includes index of military positions with regiment names. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 678 Stephenson. Cartography of northern Virginia, pl. 39 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. DCP

    • Contributor: Bohn, Casimir
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the defences of Washington.

    Relief shown by hachures. In lower margin below title: (From Atlas accompanying Official Records). LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 682.5 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined, mounted on cloth backing, and annotated in pencil in lower margin: Atlas, v. 2, pl. XXXIX, no. 1. DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Hill between hill no. 1 & Fort Meigs : [Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by contours. Black ink, red ink, and lead pencil. Fold-lined. Oriented with north to the left. At lower left in pencil: 19 sheets. At upper left in ink: 211, L. Sheet 14. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.3 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Guide leaflets for the tour of historic Civil War defenses, Washington D.C.

    Relief shown by contours on some maps. Title from title sheet (sheet #1). Facsims. of Civil War fortification maps of Washington D.C. Original version: [S.l. : s.n., 1861?-1865]. LC sheets imperfect: Use-worn, punch-holed in left margin, rubber-stamped on verso to indicate sheet numbers. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 689 Sheets variously include notes, captions, and/or index of facilities. Available also through the Library ...

    • Contributor: United States. Office of National Capital Parks
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1938

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  • Map of the state of Virginia /

    "August 1863." "Lith. by Chas. G. Krebs." Accompanied by cover: Map of Virginia / compiled in the office of the United States Coast Survey. Washington, D.C. : W.H. & O.H. Morrison : 15 x 10 cm. Also covers Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and parts of adjacent states. Shows cities and towns, roads, rivers, and relief by hachures. Map has concentric circles centered on Richmond, ...

    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of the seat of war!

    Various scales. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 16 Containing a map of the vicinity of Washington, Baltimore, Harper's Ferry and Annapolis, with five mile distance lines from Washington. Map showing the railroad routes, coast lines and forts, between Boston and Norfolk harbor; map of Norfolk harbor, Fort Monroe and vicinity, with 1 mile distance lines from Ft. Monroe; Map of the vicinity of ...

    • Contributor: Louis Prang and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map showing positions of Union and Rebel forces Septr 1861.

    Depicts the area between Lewinsville, in Fairfax County, and Georgetown in the north, and Alexandria in the south. The location of the Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad is also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862