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  • Chattanooga Tenn. 1863 /

    Sketch map showing fortifications, Union/Confederate picket lines, rifle pits, "Rebel camp[s]", roads, railroads, and streams. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Pen-and-ink (brown/red/blue). Mounted on paper backing. Watermark: Franklin Mills. Imperfect: Trimmed at top, laminated. Includes index of fort names. Label with the figure "8" affixed to recto at lower right. Printed map of Chickamauga vicinity by G.E. Dolton, Oct. 12, 1893, pasted ...

    • Contributor: Blakeslee, G. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • A plan of Portsmouth Harbour in the province of Virginia shewing the works erected by the British forces for its defence, 1781.

    Scale ca. 1:95,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink (black and red) and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Relief shown by shading. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 650/2; 651/3

    • Contributor: Stratton, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • Petersburg /

    Shows fortifications and names of some residents. Official [signed] N. Michler, Major [of Engrs.]. LC copy annotated in pen-and-ink, watercolor, crayon and pencil to show picket lines of the 2nd, 5th, and 6th Union corps situated between Fort Wadsworth and Billup's P.O. on the Weldon and Petersburg R.R. "Gilbert Thompson" stamped on lower right corner, annotated in pencil. Sun print. LC Civil War maps ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army of the Potomac. Engineer Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of the seat of war, positions of the rebel forces, batteries, entrenchments, and encampments in Virginia-the fortifications for the protection of Richmond

    Scale ca. 1:800,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 450.3 Includes a mileage table. Reference is made in the lower margin to the "battle of Bull's [sic] Run, fought on Sunday, the 21st July [1861], about 22,000 unionists and about 60,000 rebels were in the engagement." An earlier version of this map was published in the morning edition of the New York Herald, June ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Charleston Harbor and city defences

    Scale ca. 1:170,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 372 "Key to the map of Charleston Harbor and defences" is pasted to the right of the map. "Green represents the Confederates" land [and] pink the Federal possessions" Indicates "torpedoes in the channels," obstructions, bridges, roads and streets, railroads, and rivers. Letters A to K represent fortifications, headquarters, depots, and "place where Clarck of Brooklin ...

    • Contributor: Dobelmann, D. N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • 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
  • Map of Richmond, Va., shewing fortifications surrounding the Confederate capital. From the latest government surveys.

    Scale ca. 1:57,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 622 At top of map: Map of Richmond. (6D) A description of "The city of Richmond" and the "Forts around Richmond, with their armament" appears to the right of the map. Important buildings are identified and the positions are located on the map by letters and numbers. Gives the street pattern of Richmond and Manchester, ...

    • Contributor: Bailey, A. M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Plan of Charles Town, with the intrenchments, and encampment of His Majesty's troops, after the action of the 17th. June 1775.

    Scale ca. 1:4,800. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. The writing is similar to that of Lieut. Page on his "Plan of the action which happen'd 17th. June 1775." (Faden 15) and also very like the "Rough draft of Charlestown" (Faden 27) LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 914 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Plan de West-Pointe du nord levé a vue.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Shows fortifications. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1205 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Deux Ponts, Christian
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • Plan e : [map showing two blockhouses between "Turn Pike Road" and "bridge," Alexandria, Virginia].

    Shows defenses of Washington situated between Little River Turnpike (Duke Street) and the Telegraph Road bridge crossing Cameron Run. Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Pen-and-ink and pencil. Includes profile. In lower right corner: P. In upper left corner: 211, L. Sheet 13. In lower right corner: Transferred from Office of Chf. Engr., Defenses of Washington, to Engr. Dept.-1866. Stamped on verso: By ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • A draught of the towns of Boston and Charles Town and the circumjacent country shewing the works thrown up by His Majesty's troops, and also those by the rebels, during the campaign: ...

    Scale ca. 1:26,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: J. Whatman. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. "N.B. The rebels entrenchments are express'd as they appear from Beacon Hill which are color'd yellow." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 906 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • West Point.

    Scale ca. 1:20,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the right. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Shows fortifications. Includes profiles of "Fort Putnam" and "Fort Willit." Based on John Hinncks' West Point. 1783. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1208 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1783
  • A general & particular plan of the island of Castle William near Boston, shewing the works in their original & present state, together with sections thro' the same. Carried on and survey'd ...

    Scale 1:600; 50 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Imperfect: Hole in center. "No. 11." Includes index to points of interest, inset of "A general plan of the island of Castle William shewing its situation with respect to the adjacent islands," 1:6,000, and two cross section views. LC Maps ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1771
  • Rebel defences, Mobile, Alabama, occupied by Union forces under Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby comdg.

    Scale ca. 1:18,200. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 108 From 39th Cong., 1st Sess. [1866]-Report of the Chief Engineer, U.S.A. No. 9. Map shows the three lines of fortifications constructed in 1862, 1863, and 1864, streets, "Mobile and Ohio Rail Road," vegetation, drainage, and relief by hachures. Most of the streets are not named. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • S[i]r: This is minuts of the fort at Crown Point and of the redouts built round it; which I took on the mountain to the west of Crown Point abt. a miles ...

    Scale ca. 1:6,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Has watermarks. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Rogers, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • Map of the fortifications of Columbus, Ky. /

    Relief shown by hachures. Detailed map of Columbus and environs, showing Confederate fortifications, rifle pits and gun emplacements, roads, railroad, and drainage. In the lower right corner: Engineer Dept., July 18/64. Recd. with Gen. Cullum's letter of the 16th inst. (C.5621). Imperfect: Missing small sections along sheet edges. Mounted on cloth backing in 2 parts. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Muller, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Rough draught of Boston and harbour.

    Scale ca. 1:18,500. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. 1862. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Shows location of troops and fortifications. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 931 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 650/3; 651/4

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • [Maps of the environs of forts Franklin, Alexander, and Ripley, in Montgomery County, Maryland].

    Four fort vicinity sketch maps, each covering the same area, but in various stages of completion. The map with the most detail includes roads, drainage, vegetation, and fortifications. Relief shown by contours on some maps. Forts Franklin, Alexander, and Ripley were part of the defenses of Washington. Title from from published Civil War bibliography. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (black, brown), blue watercolor, lead pencil. At upper ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America.

    Scale ca. 1:3,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines. "Engrav'd for the Pennsylv[ani]a magazine." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 895 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Aitken, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • 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
  • Army map of the seat of war in Virginia, showing the battle fields, fortification, etc. on & near the Potomac River

    Scale ca. 1:183,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 448 Map of the Potomac River and vicinity from Harpers Ferry to Swan Point showing towns, roads, railroads, names and boundaries of counties, drainage, and relief by hachures. Principal Union and Confederate positions are marked by small flags or underlined in blue and red respectively. List of 33 forts defending Washington is in the right ...

    • Contributor: Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plan of the works opposite Hell-Gate.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1153 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • 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
  • Fort Thunderbolt.

    Shows fortification of Savannah, Georgia. Date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink on tracing cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S109, 185 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. At upper right in pencil: 65. Imperfect: Mounted on paper.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Works at eastern point of Whitmarsh Island [and] bastion on the line of defences [sic] across Whitmarsh Island.

    Shows fortification of Savannah, Georgia. Date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink on tracing cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S111, 212 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes profiles of "Bastion on line of defences across Whitmarsh Island" and "Bastion at eastern point of Whitmarsh Island." At upper right in pencil: 69. Imperfect: Mounted ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864