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  • A sketch of the navigation from Swan Pt. to the River Elk at the head of Chesapeak Bay. Sketch of the River Elk, at the head of Chesapeak Bay.

    Scale ca. 1:72,000 and ca. 1:30,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Annotated in handwriting of Admiral Lord Howe: By Mr. Hunter, master of the Eagle. Depths shown by soundings. Navigable channels outlined in pale red wash. Shows landing of the King's troops, opposite Cecil Court House, and Head Qurs. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1413 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Hunter, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Sketch of the action fought near Bladensberg [i.e. Bladensburg], August 24th, 1814 /

    Oriented with north to the right. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Imperfect: Tears, stains, mounted on cloth.

    • Contributor: Ormsby, Thos
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1816
  • Union army's march on Gettysburg from Frederick, Md.

    Regional view shows paths taken by different segments of the Union army on a march from Frederick, Md., to Gettysburg, Pa., as well as the location of the Confederate army units in the vicinity. The Union troops were under the commands of Reynolds, Howard, Sickles, Slocum, Hancock, Sykes and Gregg.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-06-30
  • Southwest, or no. 2, sheet of preliminary map of Antietam (Sharpsburg) battlefield. Enlarged from "Michler" map of the war records atlas with corrections and additions

    Scale ca. 1:10,400. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 250.3 The Geography and Map Division has sheets 1 and 2 of 4 sheets. For a description of sheet 1, see Civil War Maps entry no. 250.2. Map extends from Sharpsburg south to Antietam Iron Works and shows roads and lanes, houses and names of residents, fences, and drainage. Troop positions are not noted. This ...

    • Contributor: Antietam Battlefield Board
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1895
  • Sketch of the manoeuvres [sic] on Antietam and Sharpsburg, Maryland. Septr 1862.

    Shows the area from Sharpsburg east to Frederick, Md., and the positions of Lee's Confederate army as it faced McClellan's forces. The map also shows Hagerstown south to the Potomac River. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-09
  • Antietam. Enlarged and corrected from map of Gen. Michler, U.S. Eng.,

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 245.55 "No. 1 = Confeds. opposing 10 Me. & 128 P.V., 7:30 to 8:00 A.M. No. 2 & 3 = Confeds. marching behind no. 1." This map was in the possession of Jedediah Hotchkiss at the time of his death. Major Hotchkiss served as topographic engineer with the Army of Northern Virginia. In July 1948, ...

    • Contributor: Gould, Oliver C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 189?
  • Antietam Sharpsburg and vicinity. Constructed and engraved to illustrate "The war with the South"

    Scale ca. 1:26,700. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 246.2 From Tomes, Robert. The war with the South. New York, Virtue & Yorston, 1862-1867, v. 2, between p. 426 and 427. Signed (facsim.): Charles: Sholl, Topl. Engineer. "Entered according to act of Congress AD. 1864 by Virtue, Yorston & Co." Caption in lower margin: A topographical map of the battle field at Antietam from ...

    • Contributor: Sholl, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Preliminary field sketch of part of the Shepherdstown Road east of Sharpsburg].

    Relief shown by hachures. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil on orange graph paper, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H119 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1895
  • 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
  • Map of part of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware : from the best authorities /

    Scale ca. 1:400,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 13.4 Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861 by E. & G.W. Blunt in the ... Southern District of New York." General map of the Chesapeake Bay region showing cities and towns, state and county boundaries, railroads, roads, canals, drainage, lighthouses, forts, and soundings. ...

    • Contributor: Heyne, Chas. (Charles) - Bien, Julius - Fillmore, Millard - E. & G.W. Blunt (Firm) - Heyne, Chas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Chesapeake Bay. Sheet 6, from the mouth of York River to the entrance to bay.

    Scale 1:80,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 47.52 From its Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey showing the progress of the survey during the year 1862 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1864). Map 15. "No. 15" is in the upper left corner. At head of title: Coast chart no. 36. Similar to the preceeding chart, but with a change in the title. ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Theatre of operations, Maryland Campaign, September 1862 /

    Relief shown by hachures. The numerous red and blue ink troop position symbols are believed to have been added by hand to the photocopy base maps by Genl. Ezra A. Carman. Statement at foot of base-map title is lined over in black ink: Taken from atlas accompanying war records. The base maps cover central Maryland including the regions of Baltimore, Washington D.C., Harper's Ferry, ...

    • Contributor: Mattern, H. W. - Carman, Ezra Ayers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862

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  • Thirty pen and ink maps of the Maryland Campaign, 1862 : drawn from descriptive readings and map fragments /

    Photocopies of manuscript maps showing Union and Confederate troop positions. Confederate troop positions annotated in red pencil. Title from typewritten label (5 x 14 cm.) affixed to p. [1]. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 243 LeGear. Atlases of the United States, 10668 Each map includes note. At lower right of each map: 2. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Contributor: Russell, Robert E. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862

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  • The new war map of Virginia, Maryland & Pennsylvania.

    General map of the Middle Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay regions showing railroads, highways, and selected forts in eastern Virginia. Does not show Civil War battle locations or troop positions. Relief shown by hachures. Printed in brown. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined. Acquisitions control no.: 91-52 CW3

    • Contributor: Russell, (Benjamin ) - Russell
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Pocket map showing the probable theatre of the war

    Scale ca. 1:1,700,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 1.1 Another issue. Map of Maryland, Delaware, and parts of Pennsylvania and Virginia, "camps & forts" underlined in red and "prominent places" underlined in blue are not shown. Insets: [Street pattern of the city of Baltimore] 9 x 12 cm.-[Map of the city and county of Washington, and the county of Alexandria] 13 x 13 ...

    • Contributor: Aschbach, G. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the position at Turner's Gap. South Mountain.

    Shows the area between Turner's Gap and Boonsboro, Md., on September 14, 1862, as the Confederate forces advanced on Harper's Ferry and the Union Army moved to head them off at South Mountain.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-09-14
  • Upper Potomac from McCoy's Ferry to Conrad's Ferry and adjacent portions of Maryland and Virginia.

    Scale ca. 1:130,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 245.2 Another edition. Corrections S.W. of Winchester by Capt. Meigs, Sept. 1864. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Sifton, Praed's new map of Virginia and Maryland to illustrate the campaigns of 1861 to 1864.

    Scale 1:633,600. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 499.5 General map with place names associated with the war indicated. Troop positions are not indicated. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Sifton, Praed & Company, Ltd
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1912
  • [Preliminary field sketch of part of the Antietam battlefield, north of Sharpsburg near the Toll Gate and Adam Michael's field].

    LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H120 Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil on orange graph paper, mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1895
  • First view of the Battle of Patapsco Neck : dedicated to those who lost their friends in defence of their country, Sept'r 12 1814.

    Bird's-eye view. Indexed for points of interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 34-84

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • Map of the battlefield of Antietam. No. 1. This map shows the position of the Union and Confederate forces on the morning of Sept. 17th, 1862, prior to the battle of Antietam ...

    Scale 1:14,080. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 249 Confederate forces are shown in red and Union forces in blue. Headquarters of McClellan and Lee are clearly indicated. Legend lists the names of the corps, division, and brigade commanders. Brigades are keyed by number of positions on the map. Shows roads, railroad, houses, fences, names of residents, "Burnside Bridge," "Bloody Lane," "Dunker's Chapel," "National ...

    • Contributor: Antietam Battlefield Board
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Antietam Sharpsburg and vicinity. Constructed and engraved to illustrate "The war with the South"

    Scale ca. 1:26,700. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 246.3 From Tomes, Robert. The war with the South. New York, Virtue & Yorston, 1862-1867, v. 2, between p. 426 and 427. Signed (facsim.): Charles: Sholl, Topl. Engineer. This issue lacks the copyright notice in the lower margin. Caption in lower margin: A topographical map of the battle field at Antietam from an actual survey ...

    • Contributor: Sholl, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Johnson's Virginia, Delaware, Maryland & West Virginia.

    "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1864, by A.J. Johnson, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New Includes ill. of "Fortress Monroe," "General post office," "Treasury buildings, "Patent Office, " and "University of Virginia." Plates 33-34. Prime meridians: Greenwich, Washington. Probably from: Johnson's new illustrated (steel plate) family atlas. New ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of Carroll County, Md.

    Scale 1:31,680. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 256.4 "Made for military purposes only." Relatively crude hand-colored lithographic map showing roads and railroads, towns and villages, houses and names of residents, rivers, and district boundaries. The map includes fewer personal names than shown on "Martenet's map of Carroll County, Maryland" (Baltimore, Simon J. Martenet, 1862). Military information is not depicted. Listed in R. W. ...

    • Contributor: Shearer, William Otis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Map of portions of Hampshire and Mineral Counties, W. Va., and Garrett County, Md.].

    Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and pencil, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H68 Date and title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861