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  • Battle of Brandywine in which the rebels were defeated, September the 11th. 1777, by the army under the command of General Sr. Willm. Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:15,480. Relief shown by hachures. Hand colored. "Note: The operations of the column under the command of His Excellency Lieutenant General Knyphausen is engraved from a plan drawn on the spot by S. W. Werner, Leiutt. of Hessian Artillery." Includes "references to the column under the command of Lt. Genl. Earl Cornwallis" and "references to the column under the command of His ...

    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Map of supplementary reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia by the Lancaster Turnpike : including the section between Villa Nova and Paoli /

    Road map showing minor fortifications along the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike. Relief shown by form lines. Pen-and-ink, red ink, and pink watercolor. Former ownership stamp in lower right corner: U.S.C. & G. Survey. Library and Archives, Jan. 28, 1902, acc. no. 53677; adhesive label affixed in lower right corner: 854 St; no. rubber-stamped on verso: 290. Statement of attribution of Henry L. Whiting is ...

    • Contributor: Whiting, Henry L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Philadelphia and vicinity. Military.

    Scale 1:21,120; 1 mile to 3 in. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows fortifications opposite Windmill Island and at the Middle Ferry across the Schuylkill River. Some land owners are identified. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1325 Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this map of the city and liberties of Philadelphia with the catalogue of purchasers is humbly dedicated by their most obedient ...

    Scale 1:19,800; 100 perches to an in. Cover title: Reed's map of Phila. "Facsimile of Reeds map reproduced by the anastatic process. 200 copies only printed & the plates destroyed." Cadastral map showing land ownership. Hand colored. In lower left corner of cartouche: G. Worley. Includes inset of "A ground plan of the city of Philadelphia," text, lists of land purchasers, and illustrations. LC ...

    • Contributor: Reed, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • Map of a reconnoissance [sic] of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the west front of the city /

    Topographic map of western Philadelphia and small adjacent parts of Montgomery and Delaware counties showing 1st- and 2nd-order Civil War earthworks and batteries. Relief shown by contours, hachures, and spot heights. Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors. Former ownership rubber-stamping to left of title: U.S.C. & G. Survey, Library and Archives, no. 1. "Acc. no. 54399" and "854 ST 1863" (former Coast Survey numbers) ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Route of the Tenth New York Cavalry from Culpeper to Gettysburg and return. Summer and fall campaigns of 1863.

    Scale ca. 1:440,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 46 Finished pen and ink manuscript map of parts of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, showing location and date of encampments and battles, route of the Tenth New York Cavalry, route of Capt. Pratt, roads, railroads, towns, drainage, and relief by hachures. Printed version appears in Preston's History of the Tenth Regiment of Cavalry, New York ...

    • Contributor: Preston, Noble D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Sketch of routes of the 2nd Corps A.N. Virginia from Fredericksburg, Va. to Gettysburg, Pa. and return to Orange C.H. Va., June 4th to August 1st 1863 /

    Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and pencil (some col.), mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H158 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 131.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Extract from the original (large scale) map of Gettysburg battle field in 4 sheets, being portions of sheets 2 and 3 lying S. & S.W. of the town of Gettysburg.

    Scale 1:2400 ("1" = 200 feet"). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 350.5 Manuscript map drawn on tracing linen of the intersection of the Emmitsburg and Taneytown roads. Depicted are roads, buildings, names of residents, fence lines, vegetation, and fortifications, and relief by contour lines at intervals of 4 feet. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan shewing [sic] the Rebel concentrated assault on the 3rd Corps, July 2nd

    Map depicts the situation just prior to Union Gen. Daniel Edgar Sickles' having ordered his 3rd Corps into an advanced position on a ridge overlooking the Emmitsburg Road, unknowingly exposing his left flank. Confederate forces under Longstreet and Hill attacked him, overwhelming the Union position and forcing the troops back, thereby succeeding in forming a wedge between the 2nd and 3rd Corps. Sickles was ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of a part of the east cavalry field showing positions of division and brigade markers and batteries

    Scale 1:7200. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 351.2 "No. 692" is in the upper left corner. Map of the area between York Pike and Hanover Road showing battlefield markers, fence lines, roads, woodland, and contour lines at intervals of 12 feet. "Residents 1863 in Egyptian letters" and "Residents 1906 in italics." Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Gettysburg National Military Park Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1910
  • Map of the Battle of Gettysburg showing positions held July 1st & 3rd 1863.

    In this image Sneden compares troop locations during the first day of the battle with those on the third day. One obvious observation is that the Confederate forces have succeeded in pushing the Union line back to the more easily held hills south of the town.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • General Forbes' route on the march against Fort Du Quesne, 1758 : this map is a copy of the original map, "General Forbes' marching jurnal [sic] to the Ohio J. Potts" in ...

    Shows the route westward in Pennsylvania from Loudon, via Littleton, Fort Bedford, Stony Brook, Fort Ligonier, Washington's Camp, to Pittsburgh (Ohio River). Relief shown pictorially. Title from westernmost panel. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (black) and graphite pencil. Relief shown pictorially. Indicates nature of the adjacent landscape along the hatched route line. The date of the final rendering of the route by Dr. McGowan is not known ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Map of the main battlefields, routes, camps and head qrs., in the Gettysburg, Wilderness and Appomattox campaigns of the Civil War in U.S. /

    "Losses in some of the battles," "Union Army campaign organizations," "Confed.' Army campaign organizations," and a number of engagements in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Virginia are indicated beneath the map title. Description derived from published bibliography. From his Map and description of the main battlefields, routes, camps and headquarters in the Gettysburg, Wilderness and Appomattox campaigns of the ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Joshua
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • Philadelphie,

    Scale ca. 1:10,600. Oriented with north toward the right. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1313 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 440; 651/1; 700/1

    • Contributor: Easburn, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Map of the battlefield of Gettysburg from original surveys by the engineers of the Commission.

    Scale ca. 1:8,350. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Shows 1863 and 1903 landowners and troop positions. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 351.5 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 650/3

    • Contributor: Gettysburg National Military Park Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1914
  • Captain Snow's sketch.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially. Shows location of forts, western Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, northern Maryland, Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary line, and "Road to Philadelphia & Pensylvania, &c." Includes historical notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1302 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Snow
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1754
  • Plan of the lots laid out at Pittsburg and the Coal Hill.

    Scale ca. 1:1,600. Title, on label, on verso: Plan of the lots at Pittsburg & Coal Hill and the manor. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Imperfect: Deteriorated along previous fold lines. Watermark: J. Whatman. Oriented with north to the bottom. Cadastral map. Annotated in pencil in upper right corner "Being part of the manor of Pittsburgh belonging to John Penn Jun., Esq. and to Governor ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1787
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • Map of eastern Virginia, 1862 /

    Accompanied by cover: Map of eastern 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 Maryland, Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and North Carolina. Red concentric circles centered on Richmond. Relief shown by hachures. Shows roads, rivers, names of cities, and railroads converging in Richmond, ...

    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent, /

    From Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 23, 1753 p. 373. Includes table of distances "The distances of particular places in this map, from the court house." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1306 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Mounted on paper with linen backing.

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1753
  • Map of the battlefield of Gettysburg

    Scale 1:9051. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 333 Inset: Plan of the National Cemetery. Lower right corner: Sketch of the battle of Gettysburg. [Text] Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Elliott, S. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Plan of the Gettysburg battle ground.

    Scale ca. 1:36,500. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 347 Map gives Union positions in black and Confederate positions in red, batteries and lines of fire, roads and streets, vegetation, drainage, and relief by hachures. Two additional copies are in the Charles W. Reed papers, Manuscript Division, L.C., container no. 5 (oversize cabinet 5, drawer 5) Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through ...

    • Contributor: Reed, Charles Wellington
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia,

    Scale ca. 1:42,000. Shows names of landowners in rural areas, "Billingsfort Id.," "Billingsfort," and "Red Bank Fort." Includes table of distances and "Elevation of the State House." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1321 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Map of the battle field of Gettysburg. [July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 1863]

    Scale 1:15,840. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 339 From Jacobs, Michael. Notes on the rebel invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania . . . Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1864. Indicates Union positions in red and Confederate positions in blue, Union artillery positions, roads, railroads, houses and names of residents, drainage, and vegetation. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: J. Lippincott Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864