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  • Plan of the Battle of Lookout Mountain. Fought November 24th-25th, 1863.

    The northern end of Lookout Mountain is the center point of this image, with the town of Wauhatchie and Lookout Creek to the left and Chattanooga Creek to the right. The Union forces are shown in the vicinity of the Raccoon Mountains, with Hooker and Geary's flanking movements down the west side of Lookout Creek noted. Confederate forces are divided into three lines, the ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Birds eye view of Kentucky and Tennessee showing Cairo and part of the southern states.

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 23.5 At top of map: Panorama of the seat of war. Panoramic view looking south from Cairo, Illinois, showing parts of Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Smoke over Fort Donelson, Tennessee, and the presence of gunboats on the Cumberland River depict the fort's fall to Union forces in February 1862. Description derived from published ...

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map showing retreat of Union Army 13th and 14th Oct. 1863 from Culpeper to Warrenton Junction.

    Map shows an area of central Virginia bordered by Gainesville to the north, Orange Court House to the south, Luray Gap to the west, and Bristoe to the east. With Lee's Army of Northern Virginia on the offensive, it's target Manassas and Washington, Union Gen. Meade had no choice but to pull back to protect the Federal capital.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Historical sketch of the war for the Union showing the lines of demarcation, important movements and battles in each year from 1861 to the close of the war in 1865.

    Scale ca. 1:8,700,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 87 Map of Southeastern United States showing names and boundaries of states, railroads, towns, rivers, battles, troop movements, and "headquarters of southern armies surrendered or leaders captured." Colored lines signify "natural line of defence of the North at the outbreak of the war," and "strategical line at the end of 1861. . . 1862. . ...

    • Contributor: Sigel, Franz
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1889
  • Ft. Fisher shewing [sic] Union attack, Jany 15th 1865 From survey made after surrender by U.S. Engineers.

    Map shows area surrounding forts Fisher, Buchanan and Anderson near Smithville, N.C. Fort Fisher, located on the peninsula formed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, was the primary target of the Union assault. Details include locations of Confederate batteries, abatis, spikes, palisades, and ditches, and arrows showing the direction of the advance of the various Union forces.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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
  • Map shewing [sic] march of the [U.S.] Army from Harrison's Landing or Westover to Williamsburg, Virginia, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th August.

    Illustrates the path McClellan's troops took in August 1862 after their July encampment at Harrison's Landing ended. The 1st Corps under Fitz-John Porter, the 6th Corps under Sedgwick, and the 4th Corps under Keyes are shown traveling due east from Charles City Courthouse across the Chickahominy River toward Williamsburg while the 3rd Corps under Heintzelman travels on a northeastern route from Charles City Courthouse ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of Andersonville Prison, Sumter Co., Georgia.

    This is a revised plan showing the physical layout of Andersonville Prison in August 1864. This is a corrected drawing of his map cataloged as Mss5:1 Sn237:1 (v. 5, p. 451).

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the seat of war : to accompany the American Conflict /

    Description derived from published bibliography. Insets: Map of the lower portion of Texas. 7 x 8 cm. - Map of the lower portion of Florida. 11 x 9 cm. Map of the southeastern United States showing battlefields, forts, infantry and calvary routes, towns, railroads, county and state boundaries, and rivers. Prepared to accompany Greeley, Horace. The American Conflict... Hartford, 1867. 2 v. Relief shown ...

    • Contributor: O.D. Case & Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1868
  • Sketch showing position of besieging batteries. [Fort Sumter] April 12-13, 1861

    Scale ca. 1:30,800. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 386.5 From U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, in two volumes. Supplemental to Senate report no. 142, 38th Congress, 2d session (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1866). v. 2, fol. p. 8. Accompanies "Report of Major General J. G. Foster, ...

    • Contributor: Foster, John G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • [Map of the northwestern part of Cobb County, Georgia, showing Union works near Kenesaw [sic] Mountain, June 1864] /

    Shows locations of the headquarters of the Department of the Cumberland on the 19th and 24th of June. Relief shown by hachures. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink, blue ink, and red ink on tracing cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S85, 188 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes names of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Battlefield in front of Franklin, Tenn., November 30th, 1864].

    Unfinished topographic map showing troop positions, roads, railroads, buildings, rural householders' names, fences, streams, vegetation, and streets of town of Franklin. Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Title from R.W. Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Probable preliminary drawing for the 1874 printed map of the same area which is "Compiled under the direction of Col. W.E. Merrill". Pen-and-ink (black/blue/red/brown), wash (brown), and lead ...

    • Contributor: Merrill, W. E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map illustrating the military operations in front of Atlanta, Ga. : from the passage of Peach Tree Creek, July 19th, 1864, to the commencement of the movement upon the enemy's lines of ...

    Shows fortifications, headquarters, and location and dates of battles. Relief shown by hachures. Gift; Miss Eleanor Sherman Fitch; July 7, 1942. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S195, 143 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of authorities and names of select landowners. Insets keyed to map: A portion of the Confederate defenses of Atlanta -- ...

    • Contributor: United States. War Department. Office of the Chief of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1875
  • Map showing the routes of Brig. Gen. J.B. [i.e., J.D.] Imboden's command during the Pennsylvania campaign of 1863 /

    Shows roads from Brock's Gap, Virginia to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink, crayon, and pencil (some col.) on irregularly shaped tracing paper, mounted on cloth. Includes notes. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H161 Imperfect: Holes in center and top right corner. Holes and losses along edges. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Columbia, Tenn. and vicinity /

    Sun print. Twenty-three sites are listed in the legend and keyed by letter to the map. Rivers are colored blue, and railroads are red. Description derived from published bibliography. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 406.9 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Michler, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • 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: 1861
  • Map of Roanoke Island. [February 8, 1862].

    Scale ca. 1:155,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 317.2 From Abbott, John S. C. "The Navy in the North Carolina Sounds," Harper's new monthly magazine, v. 32, Dec. 1865 to May 1866. p. 575. Map indicates the positions of the fleet in the sound and forts and troop positions on the island. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the vicinity of Richmond, Va. and part of the Peninsula /

    "Photographic Reproduction from the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies." "The defense of Richmond, 1861-1865" with text and ill. on verso. Includes text. Relief shown by hachures. Similar to no. 624, LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.). This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Available also ...

    • Contributor: Campbell, Albert H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1920
  • Goff's historical map of the United States. Civil War, Spanish-Am. War, war in the Philippines, invasion of China.

    Scale ca. 1:2,040,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 67 Wall map of the South showing location and date of battles, some troop movements, towns, rivers, and state boundaries. Following insets relates to the Civil War: The Virginia and the Monitor in Hampton Roads, 1862. 15 x 14 cm.-Grant's Vicksburg campaign, January to July 1863. 16 x 17 cm.-Lee's first northern invasion, 1862. 16 ...

    • Contributor: Goff, Eugenia A. Wheeler
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1907
  • Map of the rebel capital : topographical sketch of the city of Richmond, Virginia with the surrounding encampments /

    From the New York herald, Nov. 12, 1861, p. [1]. Relief shown by hachures. Shows buildings, streets, rivers, railroads and encampments. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Bosse, D. Civil War newspaper maps, 692 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. C. ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of approaches to the Vicksburg Mine.

    Shows Brig. Genl. Hickenlooper's design for the trenches approaching Vicksburg, Miss., for the placement of the explosives detonated on 25 June.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • [Seven Days' battles, Virginia, June 25-July 1, 1862] /

    Shows troop positions and fortifications in the Richmond region and names of some residents. Relief shown by contours. Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Black-line print. Map scales range from 1:15,450 to 1:65,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 652 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Landers, Howard Lee
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1929

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  • Battlefields in front of Nashville where the United States forces commanded by Major General Geo. H. Thomas defeated and routed the Rebel army under General Hood, December 15th & 16th 1864 /

    From "39th Cong., 1st Sess. [1866]-Report of the Chief Engineer, U.S.A." Legend in the upper left corner contains a brief resume of each day's action while the map shows troop positions, roads, railroads, hachures, drainage, vegetation, and rural houses. Streets and houses of Nashville are not indicated. For another copy see entry no. 433. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S170, 433 Available also ...

    • Contributor: Peseux, M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Battle of Pittsburg Landing or Shiloh April 6th and 7th 1862.

    Detailed map shows the area surrounding Shiloh, Tenn., including Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. Arrows show the direction of the Confederate assault.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • The approaches from Washington, to Richmond

    Scale ca. 1:445,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 488 "Presented by the Home Insurance Compy. of New York." Map of eastern Virginia showing roads, railroads, towns, drainage, and some relief by hachures. Battlefields are identified by crossed swords. Inset: The strategic points of east Tennessee, northern Alabama, and Georgia, from the U.S. official military map, 1864. Entered according to Act of Congress in ...

    • Contributor: Heald, D. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864