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  • Plan of the Union and Rebel position at Yorktown, Va., April 7th, 1862.

    Illustrates a portion of York County, Va., showing headquarters camps of the various generals of the U.S. Army of the Potomac, including the Sawmill, headquarters of General Samuel P. Heintzelman, in the Peninsula Campaign, March-July 1862.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-04-07
  • Carte generale des colonies angloises dans l'Amerique Septentrionale pour l'intelligence de la guerre presente, d'apres des manuscrit anglais par J. B. Nolin geographe. Corrigé, augmenté des indications des principaux évenemens de la ...

    Scale ca. 1:5,100,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Includes historic notes and insets "Suite de la Floride et la position des Isles Lucayes et des Grandes Antilles" and "Le detail de la Baye de Chesapeake, par L. Denis ... " LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 751 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • Contributor: Phelipeau, René - Nolin, Jean Baptiste - Denis, Louis - Basset (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1783
  • Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle.

    However, what initially appeared to be an overwhelming success quickly turned to a rout when the Union forces were redeployed and launched a successful counterattack that drove the Confederates back across the Shenandoah to Fisher's Hill, with heavy losses of men, equipment and supplies. Map shows troop locations along the Strasburg Pike on either side of Cedar Creek, and along the north fork of ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • The struggle of Petersburg. The lines of rebel intrenchments carried by our troops. [June 15-17,1864].

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 612 Newspaper map showing "Gen Baldy Smith's line, Wednesday, June 15th," "first line of Rebel works," "line of 2nd & 9th Corps, Thursday & Friday, June 16th and 17," "seocnd [sic] line of Rebel works," and "third line of Rebel works." Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Plan of the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9th, 1862.

    The newly-organized Union Army of Virginia under Gen. John Pope had as its mission to draw Lee's focus and forces away from the defense of Richmond. To that end, the army began moving toward Gordonsville in July, planning to approach the Confederate capital from the north. Realizing the seriousness of his position, with McClellen in front of him and Pope on his left flank, ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-08-09
  • 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
  • Hydrographic reconnaissance of James River, Virginia, from entrance to City Point /

    General nautical chart. Depths shown by soundings and contours. At head of title: A.D. Bache Supt. Copy 1 is hand col. in blue watercolor to show shallow waters, in red and black inks to show buoys, in pink ink to show "Stn." area outlines, and in black-ink handwriting (printing) to show "Stn." area names. Copy 2 in not col. or annotated. In upper margin: ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey - Muse, W. T. - Wainwright, R. (Richard) - Maffitt, John Newland
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854-18
  • Richmond, Petersburg, and vicinity.

    Scale ca. 1:105,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 623 At top of map: Genl. Grant's campaign war map. Shows fortifications, camps, roads, railroads, street pattern of Richmond and Petersburg, towns, drainage, vegetation, hachures, and houses. "The horizontal and upright lines represent one mile square. By refering [sic] to the number on the left and to the letter on the base, any point may ...

    • Contributor: J.H. Bufford & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [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 ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of battle-field of Manassas, Va., giving positions and movements of troops, August 30th, 1862

    Scale 1:63,360. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 577.4 "Positions of troops were given in testimony before the Army Board at West Point, and laid down on maps by the witnesses and officers present on the field." "The Federal troops are shown in blue; the Confederate troops in red." "The red arrows show the route of the Confederate troops, Aug. 30th, p.m." Map has ...

    • Contributor: Warren, G. K. (Gouverneur Kemble) - Judson, J. A. (John Andrew) - Garden, H. D. - Warren, G. K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1878
  • A map of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland with part of New Jersey &c.

    Shows provinces, coastal towns and a few frontier settlements, Indian villages and tribal territory, English "Factories" among the Indians, mines, rivers, numerous place-names. Covers also part of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Relief shown by contours. From the Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle (July, 1755), vol. 24. Prime meridian: London. Appears to be based on the work of John Mitchell. LC Maps of North ...

    • Contributor: Baldwin, R. (Robert)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • Map of Nelson County, Virginia /

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. At lower left: C.W. Oltmanns. Pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil, sectioned in 2 and mounted on cloth. In pencil in upper right corner: 219. In pencil in lower left corner: 75. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H301 LC Land ownership maps, 1311 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah - Robinson, S. , (Sampson ) - Oltmanns, C. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Plan of York Town and Gloucester in Virginia, shewing the works constructed for the defence of those posts by the Rt. Honble: Lieut. General Earl Cornwallis, with the attacks of the combined ...

    Scale ca. 1:5,850. Manuscript, pen-and-ink (black and red) and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1473 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 300, 651/1

    • Contributor: Hills, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • [Map of Rockbridge County, Virginia].

    Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and pencil, mounted on cloth. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H305 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 187.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 188?
  • The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862.

    This map shows an area of Henrico County, Va., east of the city of Richmond and south of the Chickahominy River, where the Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, took place 31 May-1 June 1862. Confederate Gen. J. E. Johnston's plan to attack the Union Army of the Potomac's IV Corps (under Keyes) at Fair Oaks called for Longstreet to approach from the ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-05-31
  • 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. - Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of the seat of war : [Virginia and Maryland] /

    General map. Place names in Maryland north of Baltimore and Frederick, and south of Washington, D.C. (with the exception of Fort Washington), are not given. Few place names in Virginia south of Richmond and Lynchburg (with the exception of Norfolk and the Virginia Peninsula) are given. Mounted on cloth. Copy 2 imperfect: Originally folded, with losses along fold lines, staining along folds at center ...

    • Contributor: Grant, M. - Howell, R. H. - Burke, T. A. (Thomas A.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia : shewing [sic] Union and Rebel positions 13th Decr 1862.

    The map shows positions at the beginning of the battle, with the bulk the of Union Army located across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg, awaiting the construction of a pontoon bridge. Once across, the Union forces were met with fierce opposition from Confederate forces located in the hills to the west and south of the town. Depicts the area surrounding Fredericksburg and on both sides ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-12-13
  • Battle of Crampton's Gap, Maryland : fought Septr 14th 1862.

    Shows the area surrounding Burkittsville, Frederick County, Md., as the left wing of McClellan's army moved toward Crampton's Gap to try to prevent the Confederate assault on Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-09-14
  • Seat of war in Virginia [1861-65].

    Scale ca. 1:2,600,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 511.5 General map. Troop positions are not indicated. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Route of the Tenth New York Cavalry from Culpeper to Gettysburg and return. Summer and fall campaigns of 1863.

    Scale ca. 1:440,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 46 Finished pen and ink manuscript map of parts of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, showing location and date of encampments and battles, route of the Tenth New York Cavalry, route of Capt. Pratt, roads, railroads, towns, drainage, and relief by hachures. Printed version appears in Preston's History of the Tenth Regiment of Cavalry, New York ...

    • Contributor: Preston, Noble D. - United States. Army. New York Cavalry Regiment, 10th
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of Powhatan County, Virginia.

    "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."--Note on map. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Shows towns, waterways, roads, geographic features and land owners. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office - Campbell, Albert H. (Albert Henry) - Cassell, Charles E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Battle of Fisher's Hill, Va., Sept. 23, 1864 /

    Shows Confederate positions in red, roads in brown, and vegetation in green. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 539 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Russell, Robert E. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of the Shenandoah & Upper Potomac including portions of Virginia and Maryland

    Scale 1:253,440. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 655.5 General map extending from Charlottesville north to the Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary and showing roads, railroads, towns, rivers, houses and names of residents, and relief by shading. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Meigs, John Rodgers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of Fairfax and Alexandria counties, Virginia, and parts of adjoining counties] /

    Above neat line in right corner: "Recd. Engineer Bureau, April 25th 1864. with letter April 23d '64, fm. Capt. Michler, [signed] J.C. Woodruff, Maj. of Engineers." Map showing the defenses of Washington situated in Virginia, roads, railroads, towns, drainage, vegetation, houses, and names of residents. Description derived from published bibliography. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 493 Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Michler, N. (Nathaniel) - Michler, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864