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  • A chart of the harbour of Rhode Island and Narraganset Bay.

    Scale ca. 1:51,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: triangular hole in lower right corner, portions missing in margins and along fold lines. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 995 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2 Vault

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A plan of the attacks against Fort Miflin on Mud Island which surrendered 16th, November 1777 to the Kings troops under the command of the honorable Sir William Howe K.B. general and ...

    Scale ca. 1:7,200. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. "No. 9." Includes "List of the rebel fleet ... exclusive of a number of fire rafts." "Montresor" stamped on verso. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1347 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651

    • Contributor: Wheeler, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Plan du port de St. Augustin dans la Floride.

    Scale ca. 1:100,000. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in feet. "Tome I, no. 39." From the author's Le petit atlas maritime. 1764. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1641 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • Plan of Alexandria.

    Shows selected buildings and churches. Copy annotated in blue pencil: Printed at the Coast Survey Office, October 25, 1862; authographic transfer from an old map of Alexandria furnished by the U.S. Sanitary Commission. "Alexandria, Va." annotated on each margin. Oriented with north to the right. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 523.6 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Antietam /

    Scale ca. 1:31,680. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 250.4 Folded title: Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland. Relief shown by shading. Includes text, descriptive index to points of interest, and location map. Text and ill. (some col.) on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

    • Contributor: United States. National Park Service
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1980
  • A Map of forty miles north, thirty miles west, and twentyfive miles south of Boston, including an accurate draft of the harbour and town.

    Scale ca. 1:320,000. Relief shown pictorially. Includes "References to the harbour and environs of Boston," reflecting points of general interest and military events which occured in 1775, "References to the town of Boston," and inset of "Boston Town." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 903 Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Plan of New Orleans the capital of Louisiana; with the disposition of its quarters and canals as they have been traced by Mr. de la Tour in the year 1720.

    Scale ca. 1:5,000. Insets: The course of Mississipi River, from Bayagoulas to the sea [ca. 1:800,000]--The east mouth of the Mississipi, with the plan of Fort la Balise which defends the entrance and channel of that river [ca. 1:40,000] LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1677 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651

    • Contributor: Jefferys, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1759
  • Map of Huntington, W. Va., and vicinity, the Ohio River terminus of the Virginias Railway.

    Shows Huntington, Central City, Kellogg, Kenova, and Ceredo, West Virginia, as well as Catlettsburg and Hampton, Kentucky. Scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H336 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 215.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 188?
  • Notes sur les environs de York: Plan donné par des arpenteurs du pays.

    Scale ca. 1:44,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Includes text. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1470 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1; 651/2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • Map of the battle ground of Greenbrier River.

    Scale ca. 1:11,200. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 697 Confederate imprint. Sketch map showing Confederate camps and batteries, position of "Yankee artillery," "Gen. Jacksons quars.," "posn. of Genrl. and staff" during engagement, drawings of principal buildings, roads, and drainage. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: McRae, A. T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Reconnoissance [sic] of Cape Lookout shoals

    Scale 1:80,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 309.5 From its Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, showing the progress of the survey during the year 1864 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1866). Map 25. "No. 25" is in the upper left corner. At head of title: U.S. Coast Survey, A. D. Bache, Supdt. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Sketch of Flint Hill, Virginia, and the roads to Gaines X Roads, F. Eastham, and the Hermitage].

    Shows roads in the Flint Hill region. Relief shown by hachures. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil on blue paper, mounted on cloth. Watermark: Eagle with shield holding arrows. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H164 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • 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
  • Official plan of the siege of Yorktown, Va., conducted by the Army of the Potomac under command of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, U.S.A., April 5th to May 3rd 1862

    Scale ca. 1:13,500. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 673 "This plan shows about half the line, including the point of attack. The Rebel works are laid down from reconnoissances [sic] made immediately after the evacuation, and are correctly, but very incompletely represented, owing to want of time for sketching minor details.-Our works of siege, including the approaches in the ravines of Wormley Creek, ...

    • Contributor: Abbot, Henry L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • North Carolina coast line. Showing every inlet, sound & bay of special interest, from Fortress Monroe to South Carolina.

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 305a.8 At top of map: Burnside's expedition map. Portrait of "Genl. Burnside" is in the lower right corner. Map identifies coastal forts. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: L. Prang & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map showing position of Union and Rebel armies, 28th to 30th Aug. 1862. Genl. Pope's Campaign.

    Shows the region surrounding Bull Run in Virginia, extending from the town of Centreville in the northeast to Brentsville in the southwest.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [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
  • A Plan oe [i.e. of] the British lines on Boston Neck in August 1775.

    Scale ca. 1:3,300. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Oriented with north to the bottom. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 915 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Penobscot River and Bay, with the operations of the English fleet, under Sir George Collyer, against the division of Massachusetts troops acting against Fort Castine, August 1779; with full soundings up to ...

    Scale ca. 1:46,000. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 840 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • The United States according to the definitive treaty of peace signed at Paris Sept. 3d. 1783.

    Scale ca. 1:3,200,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Philadelphia. "The lines singly coloured N.W. of the Ohio, are the divisions of that country into ten new states, by a resolve of Congress of April 23d. 1784." Inset: N. America [ca. 1:19,200,000] LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 758 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • Contributor: McMurray, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1784
  • 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