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  • View of Vicksburg and plan of the canal, fortifications & vicinity

    Scale 1:63,360. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 294 Indicates fortifications, location, type and names of boats, roads, railroads, levees, drainage, vegetation, and the names of a few residents. Inset: [View of Vicksburg] 17 x 54 cm. Inscribed in the lower right hand corner "Major David C. Houston, Chief Engineer, 19th Army Corps, with the compliments from the author." Description derived from published bibliography. ...

    • Contributor: Wrotnowski, L. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Union troop positions at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, July 20, 1864].

    Shows Union camps and troop positions in north Atlanta. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Similar to U.S. War Dept.'s Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate armies, 1891-95, pl. 47, no. 5. Pencil and colored pencil. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S98, 200 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • The historical war map.

    Scale ca. 1:3,250,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 21 Map of southeastern United States showing forts and battlefields, railroads, state boundaries, rivers, and town. Principal engagements are not described in this or in the following issues (LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), nos. 22 and 23). Population statistics and "Date[s] of admission and secession of the Southern States" are given in lower left ...

    • Contributor: Asher & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Vessels destroyed at Norfolk 1861.

    Sketch map of "U.S. Navy Yard" vicinity at Portsmouth (Va.) showing buildings, shipbuilding docks, drydock, buoys, and locations of the scuttled U.S. ships "Pennsylvania", "Columbia", "Raritan", and "Delaware". Title from verso (red-ink handwriting). Pen-and-ink (black and red). Rubber-stamped at lower right: U.S.C. & G. Survey, Library and Archives, Feb. 21 1902, Ass. No. 738 X [no. handwritten in black ink]. Handwritten in black ink ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 18??
  • Topographical sketch of Decherd, Tennessee /

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows railroads in red, rivers in blue. Indicates what appears to be a fort with artillery, vegetation, roads, houses and names of residents. Sun print. Description derived from published bibliography. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 408 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Michler, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the Battle of Gettysburg, Penna. : showing positions held July 2nd 1863.

    This map shows the disposition of troops on this second day of the battle. The designation "5 p.m." appears slightly to the left of the title. As the fighting began late in the day and continued on well into the evening, this could be interpreted as a depiction of forces going into the second day of the battle.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of Rockbridge Co. 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."--handwritten note on map. "This portion of Rockbridge was included in the Botetourt survey."--handwritten note appearing on map in section of county south of the James River and bordered by Botetourt and Bedford counties. Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of operations at Bermuda Hundred and Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, 10th May 1864.

    In this map Sneden attempts to show several engagements that took place between Butler's Army of the James and Beauregard's Confederates, May 6th through May 13th, 1864. He includes Port Walthall Junction, where Union forces first engaged Beauregard's Confederates; the Confederate defense of Fort Darling at Drewry's Bluff; and the Union entrenchments astride the Appomattox River at Bermuda Hundred and City Point, where they ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • The battle fields and military positions in the Virginian Peninsula, from surveys supplied by officers of the army

    Scale ca. 1:375,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 459 "Presented by the Home Insurance Compy. of New York." A few battle sites are marked by crossed swords. Shows roads, railroads, towns, county names and boundaries, and drainage. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Heald, D. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • The Rebel defences [sic] of Savannah, Georgia, 1864

    Printed map of Savannah, Ga., and environs indicating rivers and creeks, swamps and marshes, cultivated and flooded fields, and names of selected landowners. Annotations by Sneden highlight the positions of Union and Confederate forces and show the direction of Confederate General Hardee's retreat on the night of December 20th, 1864.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Sparta and its vicinity /

    Scale 1:89,000 (not "one inch to the mile"). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 440.6 Relief shown by hachures. Includes additional physical and cultural features, especially above the inset. Inset: Plan of the town of Sparta, 9 x 9 cm. Another copy is in the John M. Schofield papers, Manuscript Division, L.C., container no. 74. Number 2 is written in red ink on the ...

    • Contributor: Weyss, J. E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map showing the location of battle fields of Virginia

    Scale ca. 1:680,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 504 Map includes "Chesapeake & Ohio R.R. after the war," "other railroads after the war," "railroads during the war," "plank roads and turnpikes," "other roads," rivers, towns, and relief by hachures. Title when folded: 26th annual encampment, G.A.R. Sept 20th 1892. Washington, D.C., via Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Poole Bros., Chicago. Description derived from published ...

    • Contributor: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892
  • Map of the lines at Yorktown, Virginia, April 1862.

    Shows the vicinity around Yorktown, Va., including Warwick Court House, the Warwick River, and Wormsley Creek as siege lines were drawn by McClellan's Union troops and Magruder's Confederate forces.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Plan of Battle of Cold Harbor, Va. : June 1st and 3rd 1864.

    The area of Hanover County, Va., covered by this map extends from Mechanicsville to the northwest, the Chickahominy River to the south and Cold Harbor to the east. The Confederate army was already in place along the lowlands of the Chickahominy River when Grant's army arrived on June 1. There was some fighting late in the day, with no Federal progress, but both sides ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Johnson's map of the vicinity of Richmond and Peninsular Campaign in Virginia : showing also the interesting localities along the James, Chickahominy, and York Rivers /

    "37-38." "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862 by J. Knowles Hare ..." Description derived from published bibliography. From an edition of the author's New illustrated family atlas of the world, published in 1868. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, A. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1868
  • Port Hudson and its defences

    Scale ca. 1:72,500. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 239.5 From Tomes, Robert. The war with the South, New York, Virtue & Yorston, 1862-1867. v. 3, between p. 16 and 17. Signed (facism): Charles: Sholl, Topl. Engineer. "Entered according to act of Congress AD. 1863 by Virtue, Yorston & Co." Caption in lower margin: A topographical map of Port Hudson and its vicinity, shewing ...

    • Contributor: Sholl, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Plan of Fort Sedgwick generally known as Fort Hell

    Scale ca. 1:3880. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 543 Shows "front [and] rear line of works," artillery positions, magazines, bomb proofs, covered ways, stockade, and sutler's tent. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Hopkins, William Palmer
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1903
  • Sketch of 2nd Manassas, August 29th 1862 ; sketch of 2nd Manassas, Aug. 30th, 1862.

    LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 576 Shows roads, railroads, and troop positions. Copy 1 mounted on cloth. Copy 2 maps separated and mounted on cloth. Both copies extensively annotated in ink. Includes indexed names of commanders and Union headquarters. Copy 1 imperfect: Losses along edges, dark stains in right margin and fading overall. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Three sketches on one sheet of fortifications, roads and streams in the vicinity of Salem Church and Banks Ford in the battle of Chancellorsville, May 1863].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Title and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil (some col.) on ledger paper, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H141 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 280.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of Dalton and vicinity. [1864]

    Scale ca. 1:130,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 175.5 Indicates the location of the battles of Dalton, Rocky Face, and Mill Creek Gap, roads, railroads, towns, drainage, and relief by hachures. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Western and Atlantic Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map illustrating the operations of the Seventh Division under Brig. General G. W. Morgan at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, during a portion of the year 1862

    Scale 1:253,440. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 407 Shows troop movements and fortifications, roads, towns, drainage, and hachures. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Ruger, Edward
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1877
  • Plans & views of Rebel defences, coast of South Carolina

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 367 Contents: Fort "Walker," Hilton Head Isld., S.C. Scale 1:2000. 17 x 15 cm.-Ground plan and view of fort on Botany-Bay Isld. North Edisto R. Scale 1:2000. 12 x 15 cm.-Fort on Sam's Point, Coosaw River, S.C. Scale 1:1000. 13 x 15 cm.-Ground plan and view of fort on Bay Point South Edisto R., S.C. ...

    • Contributor: Willenbücher, Eugene
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Chattanooga region]

    Scale 1:63,360; 1 in. to the mile. Hand colored. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 426.1 LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 406.15 LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 426 LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 406.5 LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 112.5 LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 209.5 LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 211.3 Available also through the Library of ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army of the Cumberland
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863

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  • Map of the Confederate lines from Fort Gregg to Mrs. Price's : [Virginia] /

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows portions of the fortifications of Richmond. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 630 Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on paper. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Hoffmann, J. Paul
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Lloyd's official map of the State of Kentucky : compiled from actual surveys and official documents, showing every rail road & rail road station with the distances between each station : also ...

    Relief shown by hachures. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1862, by J.T. Lloyd, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York." Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. LC copy signed in ink in upper left margin: Millard Fillmore, Febry. 13, 1862. LC copy annotated in ink on verso: No. ...

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862