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  • Map of Amherst Co. Virginia /

    Relief shown by hachures. Scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil on cloth sectioned in 2. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H276 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Lloyd's official map of the state of Virginia from actual surveys by order of the executive, 1828 & 1859 /

    Relief shown by hachures. Differs from other 1862 edition in including a warning to the right of the map title, and a list of new maps to the left, and lacking "Deviation of the magnetic needle . . ." and "Memoranda" describing the sources and projection used to make the map. Prime meridian: Washington. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 465.1, S175 Includes text, ...

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of Walker's Mtn. land /

    Shows land in Bath County, Virginia. Pen-and-ink on 2 sheets pasted together at corner, on tracing linen, and mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H314 Includes inset of map entitled: Map of Walker's Mountain and vicinity, scale 1:160,000 and a probable geological cross section. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 229.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879
  • Survey of I. R. Houston, deputy surveyor of Rockbridge Co., Va. of lands in dispute between Wm. B. McNutt & D.& H. Forrer, being Nos. 1, 2 & 3 of this plat ...

    Shows names of some residents. Pen-and-ink, mounted on cloth. On verso, obscured by mounting: McNutt lands bought by D&H Forrer, Houston plots. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H318 Includes notes. In pencil on verso: 480. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Houston, I. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 187?
  • Potomack /

    Covers the Potomac River (estuary and river), its tributaries, and the Rappahannock River. Also covers "The Northern Neck of Virginia". Title from annotation on verso. Gift; Robert Lee Brown, Woodville, Va.; October 1973. Manuscript: pen-and-ink. Condition imperfect: Torn at fold lines, missing small internal sections at fold lines and at sheet edges, formerly taped. Accompanied by carbon-copy of LC letter of acceptance addressed to ...

    • Contributor: Booth, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • [Sketch of the vicinity of the Shenandoah Iron Works on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at Shenandoah, Virginia].

    Relief shown by hachures. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil on lined paper, mounted between sheets of transparent paper. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H247 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Two maps showing distances on verso. In ink on red bordered label on verso: 293 crossed out in pencil.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 188?
  • The Union position before Yorktown, Va., 18th April 1862

    A regional view of Yorktown, Va., and vicinity, with Yorktown and Gloucester Point on opposite sides of the York River and indicating where the Warwick River feeds into the James, and also the Poquoson River as it branches off from the York below Yorktown. The headquarters of Gen. John Sedgwick's VI Corps is shown at Warwick Court House.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Plan of attack on Marie's Heights, Fredericksburg, Va. or 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg. By Maj. Genl. John Sedgwick with 6th Army Corps, Sunday, May 3rd, 1863.

    Illustrates the placement of Union and Confederate forces during the Chancellorsville Campaign of April-May, 1863, culminating in the battle of Chancellorsville fought May 1-4, 1863. This map focuses on the Sunday, May 3rd, action, which is referred to by Sneden as "Second Fredericksburg."

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

    Map is oriented with the Rappahannock River to the top (actually, north/northeast) and the Massaponax River [now Creek] to the right (actually, south). Shows the field of action for the first Battle of Fredericksburg, December 12-13, 1862.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of Greensville Co., west of Halifax road and North Carolina between the Halifax & Jourdan rds and north of the Roanoke River.

    "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. ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Johnson's map of the vicinity of Richmond, and Peninsular Campaign in Virginia : showing also the interesting localities along the James, Chickahominy and York rivers /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862 by J. Knowles Hare in the clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York." From: Johnson's new illustrated family atlas of the world, 1870. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 602.65 In upper ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, A. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Battle of Malvern Hill showing Magruder's 1st attack June 30th

    Shows the area of Malvern Hill, Henrico County, Va., where McClellan's retreating army made a final stand, effectively ending the Seven Days' Battles.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of Little North Mt. land (collat to SGC 20m Ap. 1, 1879) /

    Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and pencil (some col.) over ink and pencil grid on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H242 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 183.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • Plan des ouvrages de Portsmouth en Virginie.

    Scale ca. 1:3,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Relief shown by shading. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1456 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • Armée de Rochambeau, 1782. Carte des environs de Williamsburg en Virginie où les armées françoise et américaine ont campés en Septembre 1781.

    Scale ca. 1:15,250. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the left. Relief shown by hachures. Shows names of landholders. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1452 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1

    • Contributor: Desandroüins, Jean Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • Sketch of the battle field of Fredericksburg /

    Shows infantry and cavalry positions, artillery placement, roads, railroads, houses, and names of corps and field commanders and residents. Relief shown by hachures. Presented to the Library of Congress in 1960 by Mrs. Percy J. Edmunds, Pittsburgh, Pa., daughter of Samuel Howell Brown. Pen-and-ink and crayon on paper mounted on cloth. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 550 Available also through the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Samuel Howell
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Battle of Chantilly Va.

    Shows the area between Chantilly to the north and Bull Run to the south where Pope massed his troops prior to their retreat back to Washington. The location of Centreville and Fairfax Station are also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Mouths of Roanoke River, North Carolina

    Scale 1:30,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 317.3 (Its no. 409) (Date of first publication 1864) "No. 409 price 10 cents" and "Plates no. 983" are printed in the upper margin. "(Roanoke River) U.S.C. & G.S. 409" is in the bottom margin. General chart indicating soundings and bottom contour at 12 feet. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Second battle of Bull Run. Position of troops at sunset, Aug. 29, 1862.

    Scale ca. 1:62,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 582 From Century illustrated monthly magazine, v. 31, Jan. 1886. p. 456. Indicates position of troops, cavalry and skirmishes, roads, railroads, towns, rivers, houses, names of residents, hachures, and vegetation. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Wells, Jaco
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • Part of Chesterfield 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."--Note on map. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Shows towns, waterways, roads, geographic features and land owners. Title taken from handwritten notation on map. Available also through the Library of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Thirty five miles around Richmond, Va. /

    Description derived from published bibliography. Insets: Map of the city of Richmond, Va., from the U.S. Coast Survey map of 1860, with additions by Jed. Hotchkiss. . . . 1866. Scale ca. 1:52,000. 12 x 14 cm.-Map of the city of Petersburg, Va., from Lynch's map with the Confederate & Federal lines on the east from C.S. Engr. maps by Jed. Hotchkiss. Scale ca. ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Bacon's new army map of the seat of war in Virginia, showing the battle fields, fortifications, etc., on & near the Potomac River

    Scale ca. 1:180,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 452 Map of northeast Virginia, Washington, D.C., and part of Maryland showing the location and date of engagements, battles in which cannons were used, country names and boundaries, roads, railroads, towns, drainage, hachures, and a few soundings in the Potomac River. Positions held by Union and Confederate forces are marked by flags. Description derived from ...

    • Contributor: Bacon & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the state of Virginia : containing the counties, principal towns, railroads, rivers, canals & all other internal improvements.

    Relief shown by hachures. Also covers Maryland (without relief). Military features not shown. Confederate imprint. "Copyright secured by W. & J., May 1, 1862." Prime meridian: Washington D.C. Imperfect: Copy 1 fold-lined, trimmed, torn at fold lines, missing cover; Copy 2 fold-lined, halved, missing small internal sections at fold-line crosses, mounted on paper backing. Includes railroad directory, ill. "View of Capitol Square, Richmond, Va.", ...

    • Contributor: West & Johnston
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Battle of Chancellorsville, Va. :

    Detail includes Wilderness and Hunting runs and the locations of Union and Confederate forces on either side of the turnpike going toward Chancellorsville.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863