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  • Map of the state of Virginia containing the counties, principal towns, railroads, rivers, canals & all other internal improvements.

    Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: Washington. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 501.8 Includes list of lengths of railroad lines and ill. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: West & Johnston
    • 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
  • Map of eastern Virginia /

    Relief shown by hachures. General map of eastern Virginia showing cities and towns, roads, and rivers. The map is overprinted in red to indicate railroads and concentric circles centered on Richmond. Circles are at intervals of ten miles. In his report to the Superintendent of the Coast survey dated November 1, 1862, Nicholson notes that "In addition to the printing of our charts proper, ...

    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Sketch of western Virginia and eastern West Virginia, between Staunton and Clarksburg].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted between sheets of transparent paper. Date and title derived from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H66 Includes list of distances. Notes in pencil on verso. Imperfect: Torn fold lines at bottom. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows forts and batteries in the District of Columbia and immediate vicinity. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. LC copy annotated in black ink and colored inks to show troop positions and engagements. Annotated in black ink on verso: Major General Sigel to Colonel L.P. di Cesnola, Chantilly, Novbr. 1862. Bookplate of "Palma di ...

    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Plan of the second Battle of Bull Run Va. Showing position of both armies at 7 p.m. 30th Aug. 1862.

    Shows the area of Sudley Springs, Va., to the north and Bethlehem to the south on the second day of the battle. The locations of the Warrenton Turnpike and the Manassas Gap Railroad are also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Winter quarters built by the rebels, now occupied by the 67th reg. P.V., 3d Brig., 3d Div., 3d Corps, A.P., [n]ear Brandy Station, Va. /

    "Designed December 21st, 186[3?]." Bird's eye view. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Tears and mends on all sides, with losses across bottom. Mounted on paper. Acquisitions control no. 93-8 CW3

    • Contributor: Rees, E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Sketch of the battle of Rutherford Farm, July 20th, 1864 /

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north to the right. Pen-and-ink and pencil on lined paper, mounted on cloth. Similar to the map reproduced in the Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1891-95, pl. 83, no. 6. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H183 Available also through the Library of Congress web site ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863, showing Stonewall Jackson's great flank movement

    This detail from a printed map shows the area around Chancellorsville, Va., including Wilderness Church to the west, the Rapidan River to the north, and the Plank Road to the south. Also indicated is the route taken by Stonewall Jackson's corps to Wilderness Tavern and the direction of their attack on the Union's exposed flank.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Map of part of the Union lines during the siege of Petersburg, Virginia] /

    Relief shown by hachures. Description derived from published bibliography. North orientated towards right in pencil. Shows roads, railroads, houses, fences, names of residents, drainage, vegetation, and form lines. "Gilbert Thompson" stamped on lower left corner, annotated in pencil. Sun print. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 616 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Walker, Lewis E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Battlefield of Bull Run August 29th and 30th 1862.

    Shows the area of the Bull Run battlefield with the disposition of Union and Confederate forces. Union Gen. Pope's command faced that of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson, unaware that Longstreet's command had arrived to reinforce Jackson's position. On the second day of fighting, an assault by Pope's forces was repulsed by Jackson's troops, while Longstreet attacked Pope's unprotected left flank. Pope was defeated, but ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Appomattox Court House. [1865]

    Scale 1:21,120. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 525.2 Detailed map of the environs of Appomattox Court House showing roads, railroads, houses and names of residents, drainage, and woodlands. Troop positions are not depicted. Annotated by an unknown hand to indicate a few positions, including "Grant Hd Qrs." Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster ...

    • Contributor: Michler, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • The Union assault on the Rebel works Lee's Mill Va.

    Shows the fortifications of the Union and Confederate forces on opposite sides of the Warwick River in Warwick County [now city of Newport News], Va., at the time of the engagement Lee's Mill, also known as Burnt Chimneys.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of a portion of Virginia /

    Covers eastern Virginia bounded by Alexandria, Petersburg (Va.), Lynchburg, Petersburg (W.Va.), and Winchester. Relief shown by hachures. Sun print with ink annotations of roads in Staunton region. Originally folded in eighths, with loss of upper right section. Mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H14 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Bowen, Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Map of Greene County, Va.].

    LC Land ownership maps, 1266 Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Date, title, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink, pencil, and crayon on a pencil grid. On irregularly shaped sheet made from 3 sheets pasted together, sectioned in 2 and mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H36 Available also through the Library of Congress web ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Reconnaissance in advance of Camp Mansfield /

    Shows military camps in Arlington County, Alexandria, and adjoining areas of Fairfax County. Relief shown by hachures. At head of title: 211, L., sheet 12. In lower right corner: Transferred from Office of Chf. Engr., Defenses of Washington, to Engr. Dept.--1866. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Pen-and-ink and pencil. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 521 Stephenson. Cartography of northern Virginia, pl. ...

    • Contributor: Church, S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Battle-field map showing field of operations of the Armies of the Potomac and James

    Scale ca. 1:508,500. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 520.5 Title when folded: 26th annual encampment, G.A.R., Washington, D.C., September 20th, 1892. Battlefield map, Maryland & Virginia. Location of battle fields of 1861 to 1865, furnished by Gilbert Thompson, Topographical Engineer, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac. Map of Virginia and Maryland showing engagements, railroads, rivers and streams, place names, and relief by hachures. "Dates ...

    • Contributor: Van Hook, J. C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run, Va. position of both armies, 6 p.m. Aug. 26th 1862, showing Jackson's flank march.

    The map shows the area surrounding the Bull Run Mountains including Centreville and Kellysville, Va. As part of the Second Bull Run Campaign, Pope's U.S. Army of Virginia assigned to protect Washington, the Shenandoah Valley and draw Lee away from the defense of Richmond. Lee split his army, and Jackson's brilliant maneuvering thoroughly confused Pope, and allowed Longstreet to join with reinforcements. While Longstreet's ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Middle Virginia and North Carolina

    Relief shown by shading. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Swem, C.E. Maps relating to Virginia, 1201 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Mar. 2002; source unknown; Map Cataloging Team.

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • 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
  • This map of the peninsula between the York and James rivers was found by me in the office of the quartermaster of the rebel army at Williamsburg, Va. three days after the ...

    Shows unnamed major roads and a few place names. Ink and pencil mounted on paper. Folded into 16 sections, with losses along fold lines. In lower left corner: "[AC 12,509]". Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. CW3 Acquisitions control no. 2002-21

    • Contributor: Talieferro, E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Map of Chancellorsville battlefield, May 3-4, 1863].

    Shows troop positions and movements along the Rappahannock. Relief shown by hachures. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H138 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Includes an index of troop positions. In pencil on verso: 100.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Map of King George co. , and parts of the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, Orange, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Rappahannock, Va.]

    "47a"--handwritten note on map. "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. 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 ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of Harrison's Landing, James River, Virginia.

    Shows the locations along the James River of the camps of the U.S. Army of the Potomac after the Seven Days' Battles, 25 June-1 July 1862. Also shows locations of Berkeley and Westover plantations in Charles City County, Va.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Battle at Dranesville, Va. Decr. 20th, 1861.

    NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image. Original scrapbook housed in the Museum Department of the Virginia Historical Society (1994.80.4-525) with restricted access. This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information. This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information. ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870