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  • The Enemy's fortifications around Vicksburg

    Shows the terrain and Confederate fortifications around Vicksburg, Miss., in mid-May, 1863, just after Confederate Gen. Pemberton was forced to evacuate Hayne's Bluff. Indicated are the locations of Union forces under Sherman, McPherson, McClernand, and Carr.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Military map refering [sic] to the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania /

    Relief shown by hachures. Indicates location and date of battles, county names and boundaries, roads, railraods, drainage, and towns. 1864 edition is listed as entry no. 486. Description derived from published bibliography. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 502 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: H.H. Lloyd & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Pictorial map of the seat of war, showing parts of the states of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina, and also the coast line from Cape Henry to Fort Pickens, with the ...

    From: Harper's weekly, June 8, 1861, p. 360-361. Relief shown by shading. 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 through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. c. 1 Mar. 2002; Mrs. Cora Wilson, 1941, i; Map Cataloging Team; c. 2 Nov. 2002; Mrs. ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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
    • Date: 1863
  • The field of Bull Run : showing the positions of the armies at 4:30 p.m. on August 29, 1862 /

    "Reproduction-not in fac-simile. from Map No. 2 in the Report of the Board of Officers on the case of General Fitz John Porter." Annotated in red and blue to show Union and Confederate positions. Map no. VIII from: The story of the Civil War, vol. 2 / John C. Ropes. Boston, 1898. Relief shown by hachures. This item is in the Map Collection of ...

    • Contributor: Geo. W. Stadly & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • Second battle field at Bull Run

    Shows the Union forces under Gen. John Pope and the Confederates under Gen. Robert E. Lee on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of August 1862 in an area of Virginia defined by the towns of Chantilly to the north, Manassas Junction to the South, Centreville to the east and Gainesville to the west.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Birds eye view of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and part of Florida

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 1.7 At top of map: Panorama of the seat of war. "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by John Bachmann." Table of distances from New Orleans in lower margin. View of the Gulf coast centered on the Mississippi River delta, showing cities and towns, roads, railroads, rivers, and forts. Copyright no. ...

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of the Rebel prison pen at Savannah Georgia, Lt. S. R. Davis, C.S.A., Commandant, Sept. 1864.

    Detailed drawing of a Confederate prison camp in Savannah, Ga.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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
  • Map showing entrance to Mobile Bay and course taken by Union fleet.

    Map shows Confederate fortifications (Forts Powell, Gaines, Morgan) and the location of Union fleet in Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. On August 5, Union Admiral Farragut attempted to lead several ships into Mobile Bay, past formidable Confederate forts and the ironclad C.S.S. Tennessee. Despite the sinking by a mine of the U.S.S. Tecumseh, the Union fleet passed through the channel and engaged ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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
  • Rough plan of part of battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., night of Oct. 28-29, 1863

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 446.4 From McLaughlin, John. A memoir of Hector Tyndale, brigadier-general and brevet major general, U.S. Volunteers. Philadelphia [Collins, printer] 1882. Follows p. 118. Accompanied by: Index to map. p. 118. (Photocopy, 36 x 28 cm.) Map indicates troop positions and lines of march. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Tyndale, Hector
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • 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
  • Battle of the Antietam.

    Conveys the placement of Union and Confederate forces in Washington County, Md., around Sharpsburg during the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of the Battle of Roanoke Island. North Carolina. Feby 8th 1862.

    Federal forces under Burnside quickly overcame the Confederate defenders, giving the Union control of Pamlico Sound and a base on the Atlantic coast for operations against North Carolina.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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
  • Map of supplementary reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia by the West-Chester Road : including the section from Newtown Square to the east branch of the Brandywine Creek /

    Topographic map showing Civil War earthworks and batteries. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Authorship statement citing Whiting's name is in handwriting (black ink). Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors. "No. 2863X" and "854W" (former Coast Survey numbers) are handwritten in ink on sheet and on adhesive label at lower right. Imperfect: Fold-lined. Originally drawn on 3 sheets. Includes notes. LC Civil War ...

    • Contributor: Whiting, Henry L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Map of the environs of Olley Creek near Marietta, Georgia].

    Shows troop positions. Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S95, 197 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Pencil and pen-and-ink (some col.), mounted on paper.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of the Red River campaign, March 10-May 22. 1864].

    Shows the Red River valley in Arkansas and Louisiana, indicates the location of Camp Worth near Logansport, Louisiana, and the battle sites of April 8 and 9, 1864, between Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 241.2 Endorsed in lower left corner: No. 210. Respectfully forwd. Richd. M. Venable Capt. & Chf. Topol. Bur. West La. Ark. Title, date, and ...

    • Contributor: Venable, Richard M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of part of the counties of McNairy and Hardin, Tennessee, and Alcorn and Tishomingo, Mississippi.] /

    Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S159, S160, S161, 390, 391, 392 Pen and ink manuscript map indicating troop positions near Corinth, towns, mills, railroads, roads, and drainage. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Lyell, G. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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
  • [Topographical map of the District of Columbia and adjacent areas in Virginia, showing fortifications] /

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H182 Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Civil War proof maps : United States].

    Most maps show troop movements and positions, fortifications, battle sites, or other military operations. Includes maps of Puebla, Mexico, Sonderburg, Denmark, the Bering Strait, and the English Channel. Relief shown by hachures on some maps. Title derived from dealer description. Similar maps reproduced in the New York Herald. Some maps annotated in colored pencil. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ...

    • Contributor: Waters Son (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862

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  • Position of the Army of the Tenn., July 23d, 64.

    Shows Decatur region west towards Atlanta including "old works" in black and "new works" in blue. "64" at end of title in pencil. Pen and ink and blue ink. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S43, 141 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. In pencil at bottom: McPherson. Imperfect: Fold-lined. Mounted on paper.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864