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  • [Topographic map of the vicinity of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia].

    Relief shown by hachures. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink over pencil grid, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H191 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 451.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of Huntington, W. Va., and vicinity, the Ohio River terminus of the Virginias Railway.

    Shows Huntington, Central City, Kellogg, Kenova, and Ceredo, West Virginia, as well as Catlettsburg and Hampton, Kentucky. Scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H336 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 215.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 188?
  • The attack on Harper's Ferry Va., by Jackson, September 14th and 15th, 1862

    Shows the area of convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers that marks the border of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Details include the location of Union forces in the town of Harper's Ferry and Confederate forces on Maryland Heights across the Potomac.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-09-14
  • [Map of part of Pocahontas, Randolph, and Webster counties, West Virginia].

    Map shows the approximate position of the "enemy" south of Mace and the location of two camps southeast of Huttonsville, one of which is named "Camp Summit Cheat." Map also includes "turnpikes," "common roads," "horse paths," towns, drainage, houses, and names of residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title derived from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Oriented with north to the bottom. Pen-and-ink sketch with ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • [Map of a part of Greenbrier County, West Va. /

    Drawn with pencil and ink on blue-lined paper. Shows towns, roads, rivers and mountains. Not drawn to scale. One of a series of eight maps of southwestern Virginia and West Virginia. Originally in envelope with notations: "Maps of various kinds by residents of western Virginia. Found among a few books &c which had belonged to Genl. Loring. This statement made by Mr. John Hart." ...

    • Contributor: Loring, William Wing
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of Virginia and neighboring states showing the location of battles in the Civil War 1861-1865.

    Scale ca. 1:366,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 509.4 Map of eastern Virginia and parts of North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, showing "battles in which New York regiments were engaged," "railroads at time of war," and "turnpikes and plank roads." Union states are colored yellow, and Confederate states are green. Copyright no. "C1. F 22761." Description derived from published bibliography. Available ...

    • Contributor: Northrup, William P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1912
  • [Area of the battle of Rich Mountain, July 11-12, 1861].

    Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil on blue paper mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H73 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Copy of a sketch of the Monongahela, with the field of battle,

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and pencil. Relief shown by hachures. In this map the name Ohio R. ou la belle rivière is applied also to the Allegheny. The words "direction of" have been inserted in pencil between "By" and "an Indian." "No. 28." Includes notes. On verso: John Montresor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • Map of the location of part of the North-Western Turnpike Road /

    Shows road from Winchester westward to the Cheat River in Preston County, West Virginia. Relief shown by hachures. "This copy made by Fr. Koch, Richmond, Va. Jan. 27th 1862." Pen-and-ink, pencil and watercolor on brown irregularly shaped paper, sectioned in 2 and mounted on cloth. In ink on verso obscured by mounting: N.W. Turnpike and notes. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H215 In ...

    • Contributor: Shaw, Charles - Crozet, Claudius - Koch, Fr.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1831
  • Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle.

    However, what initially appeared to be an overwhelming success quickly turned to a rout when the Union forces were redeployed and launched a successful counterattack that drove the Confederates back across the Shenandoah to Fisher's Hill, with heavy losses of men, equipment and supplies. Map shows troop locations along the Strasburg Pike on either side of Cedar Creek, and along the north fork of ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the State of Virginia

    Scale ca. 1:887,040. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 493.6 General map of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and southern Pennsylvania showing cities and towns, roads, rivers, and relief by hachures. The map is overprinted in red to indicate railroads, the state name "West Virginia," and concentric circles centered on Washington, D.C. A table of "Distances by Railroads" appears below the map title. Description ...

    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of Kanawha, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Va., and Tazewell, Smyth, Washington, Bland, Giles, Craig, Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe Counties, Va. /

    Cover the area from Charlestown south to Dublin Depot and east to White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Drawn with blue and green ink on blue-lined paper. Shows towns, roads, railroads, rivers and mountains with some distances given. One of a series of eight maps of southwestern Virginia and West Virginia. Originally in envelope with notations: "Maps of various kinds by residents of Western Virginia. ...

    • Contributor: Loring, William Wing
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Rough sketch of the roads between Beverly, W. Va., Leadsville, Bealington, and Philippi, and Bealington and Meadowville, in the Rich Mountain area].

    Date and title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil on lined blue paper, mounted on cloth. Some staining at lower left. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H77 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Geological map of Virginia & West Virginia showing their chief geological sub-divisions /

    Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H218 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. LC copy: Extensive ink, pencil, and annotations with watercolor showing the different types of geological formations. LC copy: Title in ms. in lower left. In pencil on verso: 183.

    • Contributor: Rogers, William Barton - Guyot, A. (Arnold)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 187?
  • Sketch of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. and Chalybeate Springs near C. & O. R. R.

    Relief shown by hachures. Scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H338 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 204(1).

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 188?
  • A map of the land abt. Red Stone and Fort Pitt,

    Scale ca. 1:600,000. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially. The title, land tract boundaries with owners' initials, and some place names have been identified as annotations by George Washington made ca. 1780. The author and date of the manuscript map is not known; reference sources indicate between 1758 and 1771. Phillips. Maps of America p. 713 LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, ...

    • Contributor: Washington, George - Crawford, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • Map of part of the great Flat-top coal-field of Va. & W. Va. showing location of Pocahontas & Bluestone collieries, May 1886 /

    Shows parts of Tazewell County, Virginia and Mercer County, West Virginia. Pen-and-ink, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H238 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • [Map of the Rich Mountain battlefield, W. Va. July 11-12, 1861].

    Relief shown by hachures. Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H71 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Stamped on lower left verso: 5089.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map shewing [sic] movements of Union and Rebel armies from 30th June to 13th July 1863.

    Covers parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, focusing on the Gettysburg area south through Sharpsburg and Frederick City, Md., and ending around Harpers Ferry, Va. [now W.Va.]. At the end of June 1863, Union and Confederate troops were moving towards Gettysburg, Pa. The conflict at Gettysburg was fought July 1-3 with Confederate troops retreating south after that time. Sneden includes dates at various locations ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-06-30
  • Map of the New River Coalfield on C.& O. R.R. /

    Shows Fayette and Raleigh counties, West Virginia. Pen-and-ink and crayon, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H259 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. An inset cut from a larger map. In ink on red bordered label on verso: 236.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 188?
  • Harper's Ferry [1863]

    Scale 1:21,120. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 697.5 In this issue, the map is printed on a yellow background with the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers colored green. Map of Harpers Ferry and environs showing fortifications, roads, railroads, houses, fences, names of residents, vegetation, drainage, and relief by hachures. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as ...

    • Contributor: Michler, N. (Nathaniel) - Michler, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • [Rough sketch of the battle of Rich Mountain, July 11-12, 1861].

    Relief shown by hachures. Date and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil on blue paper with red pencil annotations, mounted between transparent paper. 3 dark blotches across upper center. Lacking upper left corner. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H76 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Pencil annotations on verso.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Vicinity of Harpers Ferry.

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Date and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Title on verso partially obscured by mounting. Pen-and-ink on 2 sheets of tracing linen, pasted together to form an irregularly shaped sheet, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H192 Imperfect: Liquid staining on right side and left edge. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of the counties of Greene, Madison, Page, and Rockingham, and parts of the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Culpeper, Louisa, Orange, and Rappahannock, Va.]

    "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. Shows towns, waterways, roads, and geographic features. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of the Loup-Piney Divide coal lands in Fayette and Raleigh cos., West Virginia /

    Pen-and-ink and pencil, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H256 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Includes 3 geological cross sections. In pencil on verso: 339.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879