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  • [Map of Hanover County, 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. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Prison at Andersonville, Ga.

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 134 From Sanitary Commission bulletin, v. 1, no. 21, Sept. 1, 1864. opp. p. 647. Plan of camp showing the prison, the "dead line," "Rebel camp," batteries, "Gen. Winder's headquarters," Capt. Wirtz's house, depot, cook house, dispensary, hospital, road, and drainage. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site ...

    • Contributor: United States Sanitary Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of the siege and investment of Savannah, Georgia, 5th to 20th Decr. 1864.

    Map shows the location of Union forces near the Ogeechee River outside of the Confederate held city of Savannah, Ga. The map also depicts the location of the Union fleet on the Savannah River and in the Atlantic Ocean. Details of the terrain show how a direct assault would have been difficult.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of Fort Jackson, showing the effect of the bombardment by the U.S. mortar flotilla and gunboats, April 18th to 24th 1862 : flag officer D.G. Farragut commanding fleet, Com. D.D. Porter ...

    Annotated in pencil on verso: Plan of Fort Jackson. [1862?]. From the Joseph R. Hawley papers in LC Manuscript Division. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 237 Includes explanatory note. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy 3 imperfect: Torn at upper edge.

    • Contributor: Hergesheimer, E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of Harrison's Landing, James River, Virginia.

    Shows the locations along the James River of the camps of the U.S. Army of the Potomac after the Seven Days' Battles, 25 June-1 July 1862. Also shows locations of Berkeley and Westover plantations in Charles City County, Va.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Map of battles on Bull Run near Manassas, 21st of July 1861 on the line of Fairfax & Prince William Co[unti]es in Virginia, fought between the forces of the Confederate States and ...

    "Genls. Beauregard and Johnston, commanding the Confederate, Genl. McDowell, the United States forces, on the 21st. of July 1861, from 7 A.M.-9 P.M." Compare with almost identical map in: The C.S.A. and the Battle of Bull Run / J.G. Barnard, 1862 (E472.18 .B25). Includes text. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Pictorial map showing position of Union and Confederate forces during July 18-21, ...

    • Contributor: Bamberger, Solomon
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Attack and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn. by Genl. U.S. Grant U.S.A.

    Shows troop locations around Fort Donelson, Tenn., on the Cumberland River, as the Union army prepared to attack.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Frog's Point avec batteries de Partie de Longue Island.

    Scale ca. 1:7,700. Folded title, on label: Reconnoissance de King's bridge. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Relief shown by shading. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Shows command of "Frog's Point" by batteries and two other points on Long Island. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1217 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • General Forbes' route on the march against Fort Du Quesne, 1758 : this map is a copy of the original map, "General Forbes' marching jurnal [sic] to the Ohio J. Potts" in ...

    Shows the route westward in Pennsylvania from Loudon, via Littleton, Fort Bedford, Stony Brook, Fort Ligonier, Washington's Camp, to Pittsburgh (Ohio River). Relief shown pictorially. Title from westernmost panel. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (black) and graphite pencil. Relief shown pictorially. Indicates nature of the adjacent landscape along the hatched route line. The date of the final rendering of the route by Dr. McGowan is not known ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Carte du port et havre de Boston avec les côtes adjacentes, dans laquel on a tracée les camps et les retranchemens occupé, tant par les Anglois que par les Américains.

    Scale ca. 1:22,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "Cette carte à été copié sur un plan original apporté à la cour d'Angleterre ... " Shows location of British and American forces. Indexed for points of interest. Soundings shown in fathoms. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 923 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: Beaurain
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Map of the battle of Chancellorsville, including operations from April 29th to May 5th, 1863.

    Concerns the area between Wilderness in Orange County, Va., through Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Va., giving a general overview of the placement of troops just prior and during the Battle of Chancellorsville.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map shewing [sic] advance of 6th Army Corps (Genl. John Sedgwick U.S.A.) to assist Gen. Hooker at Chancellorsville.

    In January of 1863 Joseph Hooker replaced Ambrose Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac. His first order of business was to dislodge R. E. Lee from his position outside of Fredericksburg. Hooker envisioned a two-prong approach, with half his army attacking on Lee's left, while the other half, under the command of John Sedgwick, made a diversionary attack across the Rappahannock ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • [Original plattings of forts at St. Louis, Mo. 186-].

    "145.D" Detailed series of pen and ink drawings of the forts defending St. Louis. Orientation varies. "Engr. Dept. July 18/64. Recd. with Gen. Cullum's letter of the 16th inst. (C. 5621)."-- on most maps. Some of the maps are signed "Franz Kappner, Major, Engr. Corps" and "F. Hassendeubel, Col. com. Engineer Corps." Includes cross sections on some maps. Description derived from published civil war ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?

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  • Map of Nottoway 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. 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Rock Island Barracks, Ill.

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 215 "Print, by J. McKittrick & Co., St. Louis Mo." Perspective drawing of the prison for Confederate soldiers at Rock Island. Principal buildings and features are listed and keyed by number to the appropriate position in the view. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Speidel, C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Siege of Port Hudson

    The map shows the Union troops on land and water surrounding Confederate fortifications at Port Hudson, La., on the Mississippi River, approximately 25 miles north of Baton Rouge. The Union XIX Corps under Gen. Banks had its first engagement May 26th on the Bayou Sara Road, and laid siege to the fort on May 27th. Confederate Gen. Franklin Gardner surrendered Port Hudson on July ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • [The Investiture of Charleston, S.C. by the English army, in 1780. With the position of each corps.

    Scale ca. 1:17,500. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. 1862. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1559 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia showing attack on the salient angle May 12th.

    Shows the distribution of Confederate forces under the commands of Longstreet, Ewell, and Hill facing Union forces under Wright, Warren, Burnside, and Hancock, with special attention to Hancock's assault on Ewell's forces in the "Mule Shoe salient." Oriented with north to the upper left.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of Virginia and neighboring states showing the location of battles in the Civil War 1861-1865.

    Scale ca. 1:366,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 509.4 Map of eastern Virginia and parts of North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, showing "battles in which New York regiments were engaged," "railroads at time of war," and "turnpikes and plank roads." Union states are colored yellow, and Confederate states are green. Copyright no. "C1. F 22761." Description derived from published bibliography. Available ...

    • Contributor: Northrup, William P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1912
  • Plan of the Battle of Glendale or Frazier's Farm. Virginia. 30th June 1862 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Genl Heintzelman and Sumner commanding.

    Shows the area of Henrico County that includes White Oak Creek and White Oak Swamp.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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
  • A plan of Boston, and its environs, shewing the true situation of His Majesty's army, and also those of the rebels. Drawn by an engineer at Boston, Octr. 1775. The principal part ...

    Scale ca. 1:15,000. Relief shown by hachures. Includes "References" to points of military and general interest. Oriented with north toward the upper right. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 932 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 700/1; 700/2

    • Contributor: Williams, Richard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Topographical map, 1st Brigade, defenses north of Potomac, Washington, D.C. /

    "1st September 1863." Relief shown by contours. Some buildings, lot lines, householders' names, forts, and vegetation. Covers environs of Forts De Russy, Stevens, Slocum, Totten, Slemmer, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Thayer, Lincoln, and Batteries Sill and Jameson. India and red inks. Lacking edge and internal sections, assembled to 1 sheet, sectioned to 4 sheets, and mounted on cloth backing. Includes notes and 2 scale graphs. ...

    • Contributor: Hodasevich, R. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Position of Army of Tennessee near Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864].

    Shows positions of the 15th, 16th, and 17th Army Corps east of Atlanta and "Rebel conscr. camp" southwest of Decatur. Relief shown by hachures. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Similar map appears in the U.S. War Dept.'s Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate armies, 1891-95, pl. 90, no. 3. Pencil. LC Civil War maps (2nd ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [B]alloon view of the attack on Fort Darling in the James River, by Commander Rogers's [sic] [i.e., Rodger's] gun-boat flotilla, "Galena," "Monitor," etc. [May 16, 1862]

    Not drawn to scale. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 541.2 From Harper's weekly, v. 6, May 31, 1862. p. [337] This view was acquired by the Library of Congress in 1948 with the purchase of the papers and maps of Maj. Jedediah Hotchkiss. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862