• [Fort Fisher, defensive work protecting the entrance to the port of Wilmington, North Carolina, captured by the Federals, Jan. 15, 1865].

    [Fort Fisher, defensive work protecting the entrance to the p...

    LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 313 Stamped in the lower right corner "From Collection of David Dixon Porter." Similar to pl. 67, no. 1, in the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1891-95). Relief shown by soundings. Indicates the location and names of vessels, and soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Sketch of Fort Fisher

    Sketch of Fort Fisher

    Scale ca. 1:1500. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 312 Large-scale plane of the fort showing the position, type and size of guns, and the location of "torpedoes," roads, buildings, rifle pits, telegraph station, vegetation, drainage, and hachures. Four cross sections of ramparts are given in the inset. This plan is similar in content to two printed maps entitled Plan and sections of Fort ...

    • Contributor: Comstock, Cyrus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Plan and sections of Fort Fisher : carried by assault by the U.S. Forces Maj. Gen. A. H. Terry, Commanding, Jan. 15th, 1865 /

    Plan and sections of Fort Fisher : carried by assault by the ...

    Relief shown by hachures. Includes 3 cross sections. "39th Cong., 1st Sess. - Report of the Chief Engineer, U.S.A." in upper left corner. "No. 6" in upper right corner. "Bowen & Co. lith., Philada." in lower right corner. Mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 311 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...

    • Contributor: Comstock, C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Sketch of vicinity of Fort Fisher : surveyed under the direction of Brvt. Brig. Gen. C. B. Comstock, Chief Engineer /

    Sketch of vicinity of Fort Fisher : surveyed under the direct...

    Relief shown by hachures. "Ft. Fisher, Feb. 9th, 1865, forwarded to Engineer Department with letter of this date, C.B. Comstock, Lt. Col. A.D.C. & Brvt. B. Gen." "39th Cong., 1st Sess. - Report of the Chief Engineer, U.S.A." in upper left corner. "No. 5" in upper right corner. "Bowen & Co., lith., Philada." in lower right corner. Mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps ...

    • Contributor: Schultze, Otto Julian
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Plan of Fort Fisher and vicinity, North Carolina. Plan of second attack, January 15th, 1865.

    Plan of Fort Fisher and vicinity, North Carolina. Plan of sec...

    The first assault on Fort Fisher was made in December 1864 by Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, who withdrew when he realized a direct assault on the fort would be costly, and that Confederate reinforcements were only a few miles away. The second assault, led by Gen. Alfred Howe Terry, used a large naval force to bombard the fort before landing 8,000 assault troops. Two ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Part of Federal point entrance to Cape Fear River. Sketch showing line of rebel forifications captured by the combined naval and military forces

    Part of Federal point entrance to Cape Fear River. Sketch sho...

    Scale ca. 1:2500. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316.3 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 the Navy (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1865). fol. p. 178. Printed in upper left margin: 39th Cong. 1st Sess.-Annual Report of ...

    • Contributor: United States. Navy
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Order of attack on Fort Fisher by the Squadron under command of Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, U.S.N. in the combined naval and military operations which resulted in the capture of the Rebel defences at New Inlet, N.C. January 14th & 15th 1865.

    Order of attack on Fort Fisher by the Squadron under command ...

    Scale ca. 1:10,100. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316 Detailed map showing the location and names of vessels, fortifications, telegraph wires leading to torpedoes and a few soundings. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Plan and sections of Fort Fisher, carried by assault by the U.S. forces, Maj. Gen. A.H. Terry commanding, Jan. 15th, 1865 /

    Plan and sections of Fort Fisher, carried by assault by the U...

    "Head Qurtrs., U.S. forces, Fort Fisher, Jan. 27th, 1865, forwarded to Engineer Dept. with letter of this date, C.B. Comstock, Lt. Col., A.D.C. & Brvt. Brig. Gen. & &." Detailed plan of the fort showing the position, type, and size of guns, riffle pits, and electric wires leading to a "line of torpedoes." Includes 3 cross sections; scale 64 ft. to 1 in. Relief ...

    • Contributor: Comstock, C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • First attack upon Fort Fisher, by the U.S. Navy under Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, Dec. 24 and 25, 1864. Showing the position of vessels and line of fire

    First attack upon Fort Fisher, by the U.S. Navy under Rear Ad...

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316.2 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 the Navy (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1865). fol. p. 10. Printed in upper left margin: 39th Cong. 1st sess.-Annual Report of ...

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

    Ft. Fisher shewing [sic] Union attack, Jany 15th 1865 From su...

    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: 1861