Collection Military Battles and Campaigns

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  • Military map of south-eastern Virginia,

    [Scale 1:200,000]. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 491 Differs from G3881.S5 1864 .L52 with more detail southwest of the city of Petersburg. Another issue. Indicates 5-mile concentric circles centered on Richmond, roads, bridges, railroads, towns, houses, drainage, vegetation, and some fortifications in the Richmond-Petersburg area. Map title on this and the following two issues appears outside of the top border. Fortifications and vegetation ...

    • Contributor: Lindenkohl, A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Sketth [sic] of the Hessian attack on Fort Washington under General Knypehausen on the 16th November 1776.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink (black and red). Relief shown by hachures. Shows route of march from Kingsbridge to the fort. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1164 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Copy of a map military reconnaissance Dep't Va. : [Hampton Roads and Norfolk regions, Va.] /

    Map of the Hampton Roads vicinity showing Confederate fortifications/camps, settlements, city street patterns, roads, railroads, canals, streams, vegetation, and swamps. "Note--This map shows the positions of the rebel forces and their batteries as they were some six weeks since." Locates the "Minnesota 8 & 9 March 1862 on ground" and the "Monitor & Merrimac engagement on the 9th of March 1862". Relief shown by ...

    • Contributor: Worret, Ch. - Cram, Thomas Jefferson - Hitchcock, Ethan Allen - United States. Army. Department of Virginia
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Carte des États-Unis d'Amérique, et du cours du Mississipi; rédigée d'après différentes cartes et relations anglaises, et les opérations de la dernière guerre: avec les nouvelles limites générales fixées par les articles ...

    Scale ca. 1:3,600,000. Relief shown pictorially. Hand colored. Prime meridians: Paris and Ferro. LC copy annotated by the author in 1787 to reflect new boundaries. Includes notes and "Tableau (par approximation) de la population des États-Unis." On verso, in pencil, LC copy annotated "Exemplaire unique. Avec des corrections et annotations del'auteur M. Brion de la Tour." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 746 Available ...

    • Contributor: Brion De La Tour, Louis - Esnauts Et Rapilly
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1784
  • Plan of the Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina, November 30th, 1864.

    Map shows the Confederate earthworks, as well as the location of Union forces at Honey Hill near Grahamville, in Jasper County, S.C. Sherman sent 5,500 Union troops under J.G. Foster inland to secure a foothold on the Charleston and Savannah Railroad. They were met by 1,400 Confederates, heavily entrenched, and forced to withdraw.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864-11-30
  • Plan of the Battle of Glendale or Frasier's Farm Va. Fought 30th June 1862.

    Shows the area of Henrico County, Va., from White Oak Swamp to the north to Glendale to the south. This was the location of both the Battle of White Oak Swamp and the separate skirmish at Frazier's Farm, both part of the Seven Days' Battles.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-06-30
  • Oak Hill lots /

    Shows properties in the Oak Hill section of Staunton, Virginia and names of some residents. Oriented with north to the left. Pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. Title on verso obscured by mounting. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H335 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 473.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • Official map of the lower Potomac River picket lines Jany 1862.

    Shows area of Fairfax County, Va., between Pohick Church and Accotink to the north and Colchester to the south.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the seat of war. Maryland & Delaware with parts of Pennsylvania. Showing the railroads. [1861-65]

    Scale ca. 1:1,080,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 77.2 Printed map of the Middle Atlantic States with Virginia south of Gloucester and Lynchburg added in manuscript. Map has been hand-colored to show geological formations. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Copy of map of Ellen Smith 10,000 acres, Raleigh Co., W. Va. from actual transit survey /

    Oriented with north toward the right. Pen-and-ink on tracing cloth, sectioned in 2, and mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H324 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 465 crossed out.

    • Contributor: Miller, M. E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 188?
  • Plan of the battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia. Fought September 22nd, 1864.

    Despite a strong natural defensive position near Fisher's Hill, south of Strasburg, Va., Early's Confederates were overwhelmed by Sheridan's greater numbers. Map shows the flanking movement led by Crook as well as the position of the Union forces just prior to their frontal assault. The detail of the distribution of the Confederate forces was contained on that portion of the map that is missing.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864-09-22
  • View of Fredericksburg, Va. Nov. 1862.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 956 LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 554 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of the Peninsula of Virginia : showing route of McClellan's Army toward Richmond [illegible].

    On what appears to be a portion of a published travel map showing steamship and railroad routes out of Baltimore, Md., Sheden has indicated the route of the Union Army as it moved up the Virginia Peninsula toward Richmond.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Reconnoissance of the Mississippi River below Forts Jackson and St. Philip : made previous to the reduction by the U.S. Fleet, under the command of flag officer D.G. Farragut, U.S.N. /

    At head of title: U.S. Coast Survey. Prof. A. D. Bache, Supt. Stamped in lower right corner: From collection of David Dixon Porter. Pen and ink manuscript drawn on tracing cloth, covering the environs of forts St. Philip and Jackson, Louisiana. "Note: The forts and their immediate vicinity were taken from data furnished by Major Barnard, U.S.E., excepting the trigonometrical determinations of the forts ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey - Gerdes, F. H. - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell) - Bowen & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Minute Man National Historical Park, Massachusetts /

    "*GPO: 2008--339-126/80070. Reprint 2008." Title from panel. Includes text and col. ill. Text, 2 military troop movement maps, and ill. (some col.) on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: United States. National Park Service
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 2008
  • Defense Mapping Agency Bicentennial commemorative memento of the Battle of Yorktown : to His Excellency Gen'l Washington, commander in chief of the armies of the United States of America, this plan of ...

    Shows troop positions, firing lines, fortifications, and ship positions. Relief shown by hachures. Facsimile. Original version: To His Excellency Gen'l Washington, commander in chief of the armies of the United States of America, this plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down, and is most humbly dedicated / by His Excelency's obedient and very humble servant, Sebast'n Bauman, ...

    • Contributor: Bauman, Sebastian - Scot, Robert - United States. Defense Mapping Agency
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • Profile, Royal Land Co. R.R. /

    Shows mineral deposits from Matthias' Point to Briery Branch Gap, Virginia. Pen-and-ink, pencil (some col.), and crayon on 2 sheets pasted together, mounted on cloth. "Scale 50 horizontal to 2 vertical." LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H268 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil in upper right corner: No. 2. In pencil on verso: 330 crossed ...

    • Contributor: Braxton, Carter M. - Royal Land Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 188?
  • [Map of Fredericksburg, Va., and vicinity].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink over a 2-inch grid, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H124 In pencil on verso: 277. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the seat of war in Virginia, Dec. 1, 1862.

    Relief shown by hachures. Covers Fredericksburg/Alexandria/Harpers Ferry region. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 457 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Duncan - Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • A plan of the city and environs of New York in North America.

    General street map showing selected letter-keyed buildings in built-up area and field lines with generalized land use in rural areas. Relief shown by hachures. Also shows "Road to Kings Bridge where the Rebels mean to make a stand" and "Road to Kepps Bay where the Kings troops landed". Also covers rural part of Manhattan Island up to present-day 14th Street and small parts of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • [Plan of the Neck and environs.

    Scale ca. 1:12,000. Title in brackets on verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications at the Boston Neck and ranges to different points from a battery on Foster's Hill on Dorchester Neck and from fortifications outside the Neck which do not agree. Annotated in pencil: No. 60. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 916 ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • An actual survey of the sea coast from New York to the I. Cape Briton, with tables of the direct and thwart courses & distances from place to place.

    Scale ca. 1:590,000. Shows longitude east and west from Boston. Soundings in feet. Includes tables, distance charts, and insets of New York, Boston and Halifax harbors, Casco Bay and Annapolis Royal, and "A map of the British Empire in America." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 651/3; 651/4; 710

    • Contributor: Southack, Cyprian - Jno. Mount and Tho. Page
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Preliminary field sketches of parts of the Chancellorsville battlefield, May 2-4, 1863].

    Some maps show troop positions. Relief shown by hachures on some maps. Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil (some col.) on ledger paper, mounted between sheets of transparent paper. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H133 In pencil: 289. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Military map showing the topographical features of the country adjacent to Harper's Ferry Va. : including Maryland, Loudoun, and Bolivar Heights, and portions of South and Short Mountains, with the positions of ...

    "Engraved in the Engr. Dept." Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Similar to no. 1050, Swem, E.G. Maps relating to Virginia. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 700 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Weyss, J. E. - Michler, N. (Nathaniel) - United States. Army of the Potomac. Engineer Dept - United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
  • [Map of the Shenandoah Valley].

    Shows the Shenandoah Valley from Winchester to Staunton, and from the Blue Ridge to the Alleghany mountains, and also shows the names of many residents. Relief shown by form lines and hachures. Date and title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Drawn on a 3/4 in. grid. Ink and pencil on tracing linen, in three sections, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862