• 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
  • 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: 1861
  • 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
  • The National lines before Washington : a map exhibiting the defences of the national capital and positions of the several divisions of the grand Union Army : supplement to the New-York times ...

    Includes text. Inset: "Port Royal and Tybee Island." Relief shown by hachures. Shows forts, batteries, and territory occupied by 8 Union divisions, extending from Washington to Virginia, ending at the north near Great Falls and southward to the mouth of the Accotink Creek. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Catalogue of points of historic interest : [Washington D.C. and metropolitan area] /

    Shows Civil War hospitals and fortifications. Panel title. Includes text, directory of committee members, and ill. Descriptive index to points of interest and directories on verso. "35." LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 679 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy laminated with tissue paper. Phillips. Washington 542 DCP

    • Contributor: Grand Army of the Republic. Committee on Marking Points of Historic Interest
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1902
  • Topographical map of Washington, D.C., and vicinity. Showing the Union forts and defences built 1861-3.

    Detail from a printed map of the Potomac River region of Maryland and Virginia, and including Washington, D.C., which Sneden has annotated to show the locations of Union forts and picket lines.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., 11th & 12th July 1864.

    Map shows the location of Union fortifications around Washington, D.C., and the presence of Confederate forces under Gordon, Ramseur and Rhodes poised on the outskirts of the city.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. Accompanied by sheet: Presented to Brig. Genl. S. Williams, A.A. Genl. Hd. Qrs. Army, by order of Maj. Genl. McClellan, Comd. in Chf. U.S.A. [signed] A.W. Whipple, Maj. T.E. [1] leaf ; 21 x 13 cm. ...

    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Kriegsschauplatz von Nord-America. Theil von Maryland, Distr. Columbia und Theil von Virginien /

    Bird's-eye view of Washington D.C. region to horizon. Relief shown by shading and landform drawings. Does not show Civil War battle positions or other military features. Panel title/title in lower margin. Oriented with north to the bottom. Includes distance list. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy stained, wrinkled at fold lines, annotated in pencil, has ...

    • Contributor: Verlag Von A.D. Geisler
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington /

    Accompanied by sheet: Presented to Brig. Genl. S. Williams, A.A. Genl. Hd. Qrs. Army, by order of Maj. Genl. McClellan, Comd. in Chf. U.S.A. [signed] A.W. Whipple, Maj. T.E. [1] leaf ; 21 x 13 cm. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. Includes "Data used in compilation," table of "Elevations above tide water," and "Geological profile of Loudoun County." Mounted on cloth ...

    • Contributor: United States. War Dept. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Topographical map of the District of Columbia and adjacent areas in Virginia, showing fortifications] /

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H182 Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [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
  • War map, showing the vicinities of Baltimore & Washington,

    Scale ca. 1:450,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 241.5 "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by G. M. Hopkins." General map of eastern and central Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Hopkins, Griffith Morgan
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Fort Pennsylvania and encampment at Tennallytown near Washington, D.C. /

    Pen-and-ink, watercolor, and lead pencil. Imperfect: brittle, missing small sections along sheet edges, fold-lined. Includes general "Explanation" index and "Light battery explanation" index. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP CW3 Acquisitions control no.: 99-94

    • Contributor: Cushing, W. E.
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Map of fortifications and defenses of Washington.

    In left lower margin: Taken from a map issued by the War Department in 1865. In left upper margin: Appendix A. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 682 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. DCP

    • Contributor: Hodasevich, R. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Union forts on Maryland shore

    Shows the names and configurations of Union fortifications on the Maryland side of the Potomac River in 1862, and in some cases the name of the regiment that built the structure. This appears to be a companion piece to the image on p. 43.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. LC copy annotated in black ink and colored inks to show troop positions and engagements. Annotated in black ink on verso: Major General Sigel to Colonel L.P. di Cesnola, Chantilly, Novbr. 1862. Bookplate of "Palma di ...

    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Map of northern Virginia and part of Maryland].

    Relief shown by shading. Shows area south of Frederick, Maryland to Colchester, Virginia and west of Baltimore, Maryland to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, including fortifications at Munson Hill. Note on verso obscured by mounting: From Capt. James W. Abert, U.S. Army Topog. Engrs. LC copy annotated in ink: Capt. James W. Abert, Capt. U.S. Army Topog. Engrs. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862