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  • This map of Kentucke : drawn from actual observations, is inscribed with the most perfect respect, to the honorable congress of the United States of America, and to His Excell'cy George Washington, ...

    Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Philadelphia. Border hand col. Includes inscriptions. Gift and purchase; Partially funded by J. Thomas Touchton, made in memory of his Kentucky-born grandmother, Ruth Embry Touchton; also partially funded by Eric Wolf. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 3012 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 2000-72

    • Contributor: Filson, John - Pursell, Henry D. - Rook, Ternon
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1784
  • Chart of the battle off Cherbourg.

    The map charts the course of the two ships in Cherbourg Harbor and in the British Channel off the coast of Cherbourg, France. Made by the British for the Confederacy and captained by Raphael Semmes the C.S.S. Alabama was a blockade runner. Spotted by the U.S.S. Kearsarge, the Alabama was cornered and sunk.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864-06-14
  • A map of the most inhabited part of New England, containing the provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, divided into counties and townships; ...

    Scale ca. 1:460,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: London and Ferron. Relief shown pictorially. Includes note "Camp of the colonists 1776," across the Hudson River from Kings Bridge and insets "Ichnographia portus Bostoniensis" ca. 1:150,000 and "Ichnographia urbis Boston." Each sheet from different states. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 803 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • Contributor: Probst, Johann Michael - Voch, Lukas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • [Fort Fisher, defensive work protecting the entrance to the port of Wilmington, North Carolina, captured by the Federals, Jan. 15, 1865].

    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
  • A map of the new governments of East & West Florida /

    Shows Indian villages, Fort Mobile, "la Balise Ft., Pensacola," "Old Town," and "New Town," rivers and inlets, anchorages, and soundings. Relief shown by contours. Prime meridian: London. From the Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle (November, 1763), vol. 33. Lowery, 440 LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1618 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Darkened ...

    • Contributor: Gibson, J. (John) - Gibson, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1763
  • [Map of country between Fredericksburg and Richmond, Virginia, showing roads, railroads, and some place names].

    Scale [ca. 1:290,000]. Anonymous pen and ink manuscript map drawn on tracing linen. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 508.56 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Region of the Seven Days' fighting [June 25-July 1, 1862].

    Scale ca. 1:210,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 651 From Century illustrated monthly magazine, v. 30, July 1885. p. 453. Map of the environs of Richmond showing roads, railroads, fortifications, towns, rivers, bridges, and swamps. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Wells, Jaco
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885
  • Plan of Fort Henry and its outworks. [Feb. 1862]

    Scale ca. 1:6488. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 413 Shows topography by hachures, drainage, vegetation, roads, fallen timber, and a plan of the fort, with guns and quarters lettered and explained by a key. A profile of the fort and one of the rifle pits appears at the right. See also entry no. 414. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: McPherson, James Birdseye
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1875
  • Plan of the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia : September 1st 1862 5 to 9 p.m.

    Scene of the last engagement of the Second Battle of Bull Run. Shows the area between Chantilly, Va., in the north and the Centreville Road to the south. The Little River Turnpike and Germantown are also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-09-01
  • 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
  • [Union troop positions at Dallas, Georgia, May 27, 1864].

    Shows Union and rebel troop positions in east-central Paulding County, Georgia. Relief shown by contours. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Similar map appears in the U.S. War Dept.'s Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate armies, 1891-95, pl. 48, no. 4. Oriented with north towards the lower left. Pencil on irregularly shaped sheet. LC Civil War ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • The first battle of Bull Run. July 21, 1861. Washington, Dec 26, 1895.

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 567 (National Tribune War Maps. No. 1. Supplement to the National Tribune, Washington, D.C., Dec. 26, 1895.) Union position colored blue and "1st position of enemy" colored red. Indicates hachures along the Bull Run and its tributaries, roads, railroads, towns, and drainage. Includes portraits of General McDowell, Slocum, Ricketts, and Griffin. "The story of the ...

    • Contributor: National Tribune (Organization)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Position of Union and Rebel armies at Fredericksburg, Decr. 1st 1862

    Map shows the area surrounding Fredericksburg, Va., including Spotsylvania Courthouse, Chancellorsville and Falmouth, during the Fredericksburg Campaign. This image shows the situation several days before the battle of Fredericksburg, on December 13th, during which Burnside ordered several futile attacks against Lee's forces. After losing over 12,000 men, the Federal forces withdrew on December 15th.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-12-01
  • Relief map of the battle field of Gettysburg. Looking south. Showing the town, fields, farm buildings, forests, streams, roads and lanes as they were at the time of the battle.

    Scale ca. 1:27,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 338.5 Signed in ink in the lower right corner "Ambrose E. Lehman." Copyright no. 20433, Oct. 4, 1886. Oblique view of a relief model. Stamped on verso: A. E. Lehman, civil engineer and topographical geologist, 711 Walnut St., Phila., Pa. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as ...

    • Contributor: Lehman, Ambrose E. (Ambrose Edwin) - Lehman, Ambrose E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • A new map of Virginia from the best authorities /

    From the London Magazine. November 1761, v. 30. Prime meridian: London and Philadelphia. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1436 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Copy 2. Gift; From the collection of Dr. Gerald D. Aurbach, given in his memory by his wife, Hanna, and daughters, Elissa and Pamela. Acquisitions control no. 94-29

    • Contributor: Kitchin, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1761
  • Tour route, Chickamauga Battlefield, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia and Tennessee.

    Scale ca. 1:55,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 162.9 Reprinted 1957. Illustrates descriptive brochure entitled "Chickamauga Battlefield, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia and Tennessee." Map indicates "Union defense line morning of Sept. 20." battlefield sites, park boundary, and tour route. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: United States. National Park Service
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1955
  • The Am. Manufacturer's map of the New River & the Flat-top coking coal fields of the Virginias /

    Shows areas in Fayette, Raleigh, and Wyoming counties, West Virginia, and adjacent areas. Pen-and-ink mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H244 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Includes a profile "Partial section of Kanawha coals by prof. I.C. White." In pencil on verso: 203.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • A new and accurate map of New Jersey, from the best authorities.

    From The universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure (June, 1780), vol. 66. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1242 Text in pocket. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes part of New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Shows counties, towns and cities, road, mills, rivers and streams, ferries, bays, and inlets, beaches, Sandy Hook lighthouse, lines of division ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • Civil War campaigns of 1864

    Scale 1:13,000,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 48.6 From Wood, William. Captains of the Civil War; A chronicle of the blue and the gray. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1921. Map depicts the movements of Lee, Hood, Grant, and Sherman, and the "Line of Federal military occupation April 15, 1864 (after Hart)." Inset: Campaign in Virginia, 1864-65.4 x 4 cm. Description derived from ...

    • Contributor: Joerg, W. L. G. (Wolfgang Louis Gottfried) - Joerg, W. L. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864].

    Shows the area of the Shenandoah Valley including the Blue Ridge Mountains between Staunton and Front Royal, Va. In mid-1864 almost 50,000 troops were placed in the Middle Military Division under General Sheridan. Between August and November Sheridan engaged Early's troops several times at Winchester, Fishers Hill and Cedar Creek, Va.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Plat "B", Charter Oak lands, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Va., showing the Clifton Forge tract of 1695 acrs., 1 to 15 /

    "Copy of C.W. Switzer's map." Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H235 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Includes notes. In pencil on verso: 471.

    • Contributor: Switzer, C. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • A Map of forty miles north, thirty miles west, and twentyfive miles south of Boston, including an accurate draft of the harbour and town.

    Scale ca. 1:320,000. Relief shown pictorially. Includes "References to the harbour and environs of Boston," reflecting points of general interest and military events which occured in 1775, "References to the town of Boston," and inset of "Boston Town." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 903 Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • The North-American pilot for New England, New York, Pensilvania, Maryland, and Virginia; also, the two Carolinas, and Florida.

    At head of title: Part the second. 1795 ed. published under title: A new edition, much enlarged, of the second part of the North American pilot for New England ... LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1702 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Gascoigne, John - Fisher, Joshua - Blamey, Jaco
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777

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  • This map of the peninsula between Delaware & Chesopeak Bays, with the said bays and shores adjacent drawn from the most accurate surveys.

    Scale ca. 1:650,000. Prime meridian: Philadelphia. Inscribed "To the American Philosophical Society." Hand colored. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along folds. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1376 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2; 710/1

    • Contributor: Churchman, John - American Philosophical Society
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Plan of the Bull Run battle-field. [July 21, 1861].

    Scale ca. 1:37,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 565 From Century illustrated monthly magazine, v. 30, May 1885. p. 95. Shows "Griffin's battery," "Ricketts' battery," "Griffin and Ricketts last position," "Imboden's first position," and "Imboden's second position." Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Meeker, Edwin J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861