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  • [Map of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.]

    Shows the southern border of South Carolina, northern border of Georgia, and eastern borders of Alabama and Tennessee, with railroads, towns, forts, prisons, landforms, and waterways.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • [Sketch of portions of seacoast of South Carolina & Georgia

    [Scale 1:200,000]. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 362 Another edition. Map of the coast from Bull's Bay, South Carolina, to Ossabaw Sound, Georgia, showing forts, drainage, roads, railroads, and towns. "References" is printed in the lower left corner. The names of the cartographer and lithographer are not indicated on this edition. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Lindenkohl, A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Copy of the plot of the city of Beaufort, South Carolina /

    Scale not given. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 368a.2 Includes index of military hospitals and col. ill. of "Chief Office." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2; 650/3

    • Contributor: Schelten
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Plan of the assault on Ft. Wagner, July 11th 1863.

    Detail of Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, Charleston S.C., showing Confederate Fort Wagner being shelled by the U.S.S. Monitor. Also shown is the daylight assault of Gen. George C. Strong against the heavily-defended fort. Strong's forces were quickly repulsed and with great loss of life.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-07-11
  • Fort Wagner. Morris Island

    In July 1863, Union Generals Gillmore and Dahlgren hoped to take Fort Wagner, on Morris Island in Charleston Harbor, in order to gain a vantage point from which to launch an attack on the city of Charleston. Strongly defended, the first Union assaults (July 10th and 18th) resulted in extremely high casualties. Gillmore began formal siege operations and had reached to base of the ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map showing route taken by U.S. prisoners of war, Feby. 1864, when sent from Richmond, Va., to Andersonville, Georgia.

    Depicts railroad lines from Raleigh, N.C., through South Carolina and Georgia, highlighting in purple ink the particular train route Sneden took as a prisoner.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • The Rebel defences [sic] of Savannah, Georgia, Nov. 1864.

    Includes Confederate fortifications and batteries in and around Savannah, Ga., during Sherman's March to the Sea, also referred to as the Savannah Campaign of 15 November to 21 December 1864. Sneden includes Argyle Island in the Savannah River, past the city to Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island, and Big and Little Tybee islands, where Union forces were located in November 1864.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Rebel defences [sic] of Charleston Harbor, S.C., December 11th, 18[64]

    Outlines the harbor of Charleston, S.C., beginning with the convergence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers and continuing to the Atlantic Ocean. Sneden traveled through the harbor on a Confederate steamer on December 11 headed for exchange and gives in this map a detailed picture of the many Confederate forts and batteries along the harbor as well as all types of vessels, especially noting ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864-11-11
  • Map of the seat of war, in South Carolina, and Georgia.

    Description derived from published bibliography. Inset: Portion of Georgia [around Savannah]. Uncolored. Scale not given. 11 x 17 cm. Shows coastal area from Georgetown, South Carolina, to Savannah, Georgia, and territory inland as far north as Kingstree, South Carolina, to Orangeburgh, South Carolina. Gives the location of forts and shows coastal shoals, drainage, roads, railroads, ferries, bridges, dwellings with names of inhabitants, churches, and ...

    • Contributor: Evans & Cogswell
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel batteries.

    [Scale 1:30,000]. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 380 Another issue. Shows roads, railroads, houses, vegetation, a street plan of Charleston, drainage, soundings, and shoals. Overprinted to show positions occupied by the Union Army and Navy, and "Rebel batteries in possession [of] National forces [and] batteries still held by the Rebels [on] Sept. 7, 1863." Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Genl. Q. A. Gillmore's line of earthworks in front of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 1863

    Map depicts the siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Details include the locations of swamps, marshes, and sand ridges, and the elaborate earthworks and trenches constructed by Union troops under Gen. Q. A. Gillmore as they prepared to lay siege to the fort.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • General map of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, showing rebel defences and obstructions /

    Depths shown by gradient tints. Shows location of sunken ships. Printed in upper left margin: 39th Cong. 1st Sess. --- Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 370.1 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Willenbücher, Eugene - Boutelle, C. O. (Charles Otis) - Krebs, Charles G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Map of Charleston Harbor with Morris Island and James, Broad, Folly, and Cole's Islds. : showing the position of the Union and Rebel forts and batteries & & November and December 1863.

    Regional map of Charleston Harbor extending along the Atlantic Coast from Sullivan's Island just north of the harbor entrance to St. John's and Kiawah islands to the south. Indicates the presence of Union warships off the coast and places along the coastline where the Union has established a foothold.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
  • Map of Charleston Harbor showing Union and Rebel Batteries &c. Septr. 1863.

    Map shows the location of Union and Confederate fortifications on James, Sullivan, Block and Morris islands at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, S.C. In July 1863, Union generals Gillmore and Dahlgren hoped to take Fort Wagner, on Morris Island in Charleston Harbor, in order to gain a vantage point from which to launch an attack on the city of Charleston. Strongly defended by the ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Copy of official plan of the siege of Fort Pulaski. Cockspur Island. Savannah Georgia April 1862 : by Union forces under Genl Gillmore and Hunter.

    Shows a detailed drawing of Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island and the other Confederate fortifications on Long Island in the middle of the Savannah River. Union fortifications on Big Tybee Island are also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Defences of Charleston, South Carolina

    Scales 1:2000 and 1:4000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 384.8 From Message of the President of the United States, and accompanying documents, to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the first session of the thirty-ninth Congress.-Report of the Secretary of the Navy (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1865). fol. p. 256. At head of title: U.S. Coast survey. "No. 4" is ...

    • Contributor: Willenbücher, Eugene
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel batteries.

    Scale 1:30,000. Another issue. Shows roads, railroads, houses, vegetation, a street plan of Charleston, drainage, soundings, and shoals. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 381 Overprinted to show 1/4-mile concentric circles centered on St. Michaels, Charleston; positions occupied by the Union Army and Navy; "Rebel batteries in possession of National forces [and] batteries still held by the Rebels [on] Sept. 7th 1863." Union positions ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • General map of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina : showing rebel defences [sic] and obstructions /

    "Bowen & Co. lith. Philada." "The survey of the channels, fortifications etc. was made after the occupation of the Harbor by the U.S. Naval forces." Depths shown by gradient tints. From: Message of the President of the United States, and accompanying documents to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the first session of the thirty-ninth Congress. Report of the Secretary of ...

    • Contributor: Willenbacher, Eugene - Boutelle, C. O. (Charles Otis) - Krebs, Charles G. - Bowen & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • E. & G. W. Blunt's map of Charleston and vicinity.

    Scale ca. 1:151,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 369 Indicates fortifications, roads, railroads, towns, street pattern of Charleston, drainage, vegetation, and ship channels. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: E. & G.W. Blunt (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Charleston and its defences.

    Scale ca. 1:52,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 374.5 From The Philadelphia Inquirer, Saturday, April 11, 1863, p. 1. Map indicates forts, batteries, obstructions, and torpedoes (i.e., mines) Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Philadelphia Inquirer (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Plans & views of Rebel defences, coast of South Carolina

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 367 Contents: Fort "Walker," Hilton Head Isld., S.C. Scale 1:2000. 17 x 15 cm.-Ground plan and view of fort on Botany-Bay Isld. North Edisto R. Scale 1:2000. 12 x 15 cm.-Fort on Sam's Point, Coosaw River, S.C. Scale 1:1000. 13 x 15 cm.-Ground plan and view of fort on Bay Point South Edisto R., S.C. ...

    • Contributor: Willenbücher, Eugene
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Plan of Genl Q. A. Gillmore's position on Morris Island, Charleston S.C.

    Shows the progression of earthworks constructed to allow Union forces to approach Fort Wagner. Gillmore's troops reached the ditch surrounding the fort on September 6. The Confederate forces abandoned the fort during the night.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • New map of Charleston Harbor, showing the scene of the great naval contest between the iron clad monitors and the Rebel batteries, also the lines of fire, forts, obstructions, inlets, princl. plantations, ...

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 376 Shows the coast from Long Island to the North Edisto River. Indicates drainage, roads, railroads, and dwellings with names of inhabitants. Channels, water depths, forts and batteries, with lines of fire, are given. The following title appears in the lower right corner: Tomlinson's map of Charleston Harbor, S.C., and vicinity, showing the fortifications and ...

    • Contributor: Tomlinson, G. W. (George W.) - Tomlinson, G. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Sea coast defences.

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 365 Confederate imprint. Suggested "system of defence for smaller ports and inlets" in South Carolina, signed "G.M." and illustrated by a plan of a fort. Gabriel Manigault (1809-1888) was the author of a "Letter Addressed to Governor M. L. Bonham, of South Carolina, on the Defences of Charleston" (1863) Description derived from published bibliography. Available ...

    • Contributor: Manigault, Gabriel E. (Gabriel Edward) - Manigault, Gabriel E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of action at Devaux Neck South Carolina. December 9th 1864.

    Devaux Neck is a peninsula formed by the Tulfinney and Coosawatchie rivers as they branch off the Broad River. The peninsula is crossed by the Charleston and Savannah Railroad. This map, in closer detail than the one on p. 196, shows the skirmish between Confederate forces protecting the railroad and Union forces (the 127th New York Regiment under Gen. E. E. Potter) hoping to ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864-12-09