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  • [Map of attack on Fort Fisher, Wilmington, N.C.]

    Shows details of the area surrounding Wilmington, N.C., during the Union attack on and capture of Fort Fisher.

    • Contributor: Schilling, Franz Wilhelm Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865-01-03
  • Map of a part of Brunswick County, N.C.

    "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 - Blackford, L. (Benjamin Lewis) - James, William H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • 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: 1862-02-08
  • Map of Hertford and part of Northampton and Bertie counties, N.C. : surveyed under the direction of A.H. Campbell, Capt. of Engineers & Ch'f. Topog'l Dep't N.D. 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. "Sheet no. 1." Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Mrs. Louisa Porter (Gilmer) ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office - Campbell, Albert H. (Albert Henry) - Cassell, Charles E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Sketch of vicinity of Fort Fisher /

    "Ft. Fisher, Feb. 9th, 1865, forwarded to Engineer Department with letter of this date, C.B. Comstock, Lt. Col. A.D.C. & Brvt. B. Gen." Includes inset of Fort Buchanan. Relief shown by hachures. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 314 Available also ...

    • Contributor: Schultze, Otto Julian - Comstock, C. (Cyprus Ballou) - United States. War Dept. Engineer Bureau
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Part of Federal point entrance to Cape Fear River. Sketch showing line of rebel forifications captured by the combined naval and military forces

    Scale ca. 1:2500. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316.3 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. 178. Printed in upper left margin: 39th Cong. 1st Sess.-Annual Report of ...

    • Contributor: United States. Navy
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Sketch showing route pursued in the advance to Goldsboro, N.C., in Dec. 1862

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316.5 From U.S. Congress. 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.23. Accompanies "Report of Major General J. G. Foster, to the Committee on the Conduct of the War." 23 p. At head ...

    • Contributor: Foster, John G. (John Gray) - Foster, John G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Map of eastern Virginia and North Carolina from the United States Coast Survey /

    Railroad lines superimposed in red as are mileage circles in ten-mile increments from Richmond to 120 miles. Relief shown by hachures. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints, 6162 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Mar. 2002; ...

    • Contributor: Evans & Cogswell - United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Second attack upon Fort Fisher by the U.S. Navy

    Scale ca. 1:9800. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316.4 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. 178 Printed in upper left margin: 39th Cong. 1st sess.-Annual Report of ...

    • Contributor: United States. Navy
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Plan and sections of Fort Fisher, carried by assault by the U.S. forces, Maj. Gen. A.H. Terry commanding, Jan. 15th, 1865 /

    "Head Qurtrs., U.S. forces, Fort Fisher, Jan. 27th, 1865, forwarded to Engineer Dept. with letter of this date, C.B. Comstock, Lt. Col., A.D.C. & Brvt. Brig. Gen. & &." Detailed plan of the fort showing the position, type, and size of guns, riffle pits, and electric wires leading to a "line of torpedoes." Includes 3 cross sections; scale 64 ft. to 1 in. Relief ...

    • Contributor: Comstock, C. (Cyrus Ballou) - Molitor, E. - Terry, Alfred Howe - United States. War Dept. Engineer Bureau
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Middle Virginia and North Carolina

    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. Swem, C.E. Maps relating to Virginia, 1201 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Mar. 2002; source unknown; Map Cataloging Team.

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey - Krebs, Charles G. - Lindenkohl, H. (Henry) - Rusling, James Fowler
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of the seat of war /

    Covers Virginia and Maryland and portions of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. Shows some fortifications. Relief shown by hachures. Sewn on to and mounted on cloth backing. "Entered by Evans & Cogswell according of the act of Congress of the Confederate States in the Clerks Office of the Distr. Court of the District of South Carolina." Confederate imprint. Includes inset. Available also ...

    • Contributor: Evans & Cogswell
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Panorama of the seat of war; birds eye view of North and South Carolina and part of Georgia.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 304.6 Includes distance chart. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 651/1; 651/2; 651/3; 651/4

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Rough sketch of Holley [sic] Shelter Creek and vicinity.

    This unsigned hand-drawn map shows the area surrounding Holly Shelter Creek, N.C. It also shows the Cape Fear River and its tributaries, and the Weldon and Wilmington Railroad.

    • Contributor: Cooke Family
    • Original Format: Maps
  • Sketch showing the route to Newbern, pursued by the Burnside expedition, March 13 & 14, 1862

    Scale 1:350,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316.8 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. 16. Accompanies "Report of Major General J. G. Foster, to ...

    • Contributor: Foster, John G. (John Gray) - Foster, John G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Map showing the entrenchments around Wilmington /

    Scale 1:7,920; 8 in. to 1 mile. Manuscript; pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil. Copy imperfect: Ink stained. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward the upper left. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 317.7 From the papers of Joseph Roswell Hawley. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 651/3; 650/4; 700/2

    • Contributor: Turner, L. C. - James, W. H. - Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Colton's map of the seat of war in Virginia : showing minutely the interesting localities in the vicinity of Richmond.

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows some fortifications. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. LC copy hand col. in red to show Virginia boundaries. "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year [1862], by J.H. Colton, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York." LC copy signed in ink in upper right corner: Millard ...

    • Contributor: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins) - Fillmore, Millard - Colton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Sketch showing route of the Burnside expedition [to Roanoke Island, N.C., February 6, 1862]

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 317.12 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. 16. Accompanies "Report of Major General J. G. Foster, ...

    • Contributor: Foster, John G. (John Gray) - Foster, John G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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
  • Diagram showing the position of the Sassacus and ram Albemarle at the time of collision.

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 306.7 From Report on the Secretary of the Navy, with an appendix, containing reports from officers. December, 1864 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1864). opp. p. 121. Map of part of Albemarle Sound showing the first and second positions of the U.S. Steamer Sassacus after its collision with the Confederate ironclad Albemarle. Description derived from published ...

    • Contributor: United States. Navy
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of the seat of war in Virginia.

    Covers southern Virginia and northern North Carolina extending from Richmond, Va. south to Raleigh, N.C. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 508.6 Shows the "Line of march" from Richmond and Petersburg to Appomattox Court House along with the locations of the first, second, third, and fourth fights and the surrender. At head of title: I. Pen-and-ink and pencil. Originally drawn on 2 sheets: 32 ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Sketch of vicinity of Fort Fisher /

    "Ft. Fisher, Feb. 9th, 1865, forwarded to Engineer Department with letter of this date, C.B. Comstock, Lt. Col. A.D.C. & Brvt. B. Gen." Relief shown by hachures. From the Orlando M. Poe papers in LC Manuscript Division. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 314, S125 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset of Fort Buchanan. Mounted ...

    • Contributor: Schultze, Otto Julian - Molitor, E. - Comstock, C. (Cyrus Ballou) - Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe) - United States. War Department. Engineer Bureau
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Map of the battlefield of Roanoke Id. Feb. 8th 1862

    Scale ca. 1:1650 and 1:82,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 317 Detailed map of Roanoke Island battlefield and a map of Roanoke Island and vicinity. The former indicates Union and Confederate troop positions, the location of a Confederate battery, a road bisecting the battlefield, and vegetation, while the latter shows forts and the number of guns at each, positions of Union and Confederate ...

    • Contributor: Andrews, William S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • S.E. portion of Virginia and N.E. portion of N'th Carolina /

    Covers Tidewater Region (Va.) and Albemarle Sound Region (N.C.). Shows fortifications, settlements, roads, railroads, canals, streams, swamps, and distances. Pen-and-ink (black, red) and watercolors (blue, green). Mounted under gauze covering, shellacked. Includes text of "Military considerations" for isolating Norfolk (Va.) by capturing Suffolk (Va.). LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 476 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Worret, Ch. - Cram, Thomas Jefferson
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Eastern portion of the military department of North Carolina

    Scale 1:350,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 306 (Fillmore map coll. no. 259) Signed in ms: Millard Fillmore, March 12, 1865. "Engraved in the Engineer Bureau, War Dept." Annotated on verso in black ink: Eastern portion of North Carolina, May 1862. Indicates coastal fortifications, roads, railroads, drainage, canals, swamps, and towns. Insets: Entrances to Cape Fear River, North Carolina. 29 x 20 cm.-[View ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers - Fillmore, Millard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862