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  • 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 - Barnard, J. G. (John Gross) - United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861

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  • Surveys of the military defences, vicinity of Washington, D.C. /

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Depth shown by contours and soundings. Pen-and-ink over pencil grid on tracing cloth, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H110 Includes an index to public buildings in Washington. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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
  • 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. - Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington

    Scale 1:63,360. Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 470 Another edition. Mounted on cloth. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [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
  • 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. - Baker, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Topographic map of the vicinity of Fort Slocum, Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Shows householders' names. In upper left sheet corner: Transf'd from Office of Chf. Engr. Defenses of Washington, to Engr. Dept.--1866. India ink and violet wash. Fold-lined and torn. In left upper margin: 211, L. Sheet 18. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.4 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 1864-07-11
  • 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: 1864-07-11
  • Hill no. 3 opposite Fort Maha[n] : [Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Black ink, red ink, and lead pencil. Mounted on cloth backing. At lower right: 211, L. Sheet 10. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • 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
  • [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
  • E. & G.W. Blunt's corrected map of Washington and the seat of war on the Potomac.

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Hand col. in red to show D.C. boundary and Civil War battle locations. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 677 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined and annotated in ink on verso: Virginia & Maryland about Washington (to date) Millard Fillmore 1862. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: E. & G.W. Blunt (Firm) - Fillmore, Millard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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 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. - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865