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  • Map of the Gettysburg Battlefield

    Scale ca. 1:7000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 351.7 "Number 436" is in the upper left corner. Note: "Property owners name 1863 small italics," and "property owners name 1900 large italics." Hand-colored photocopy showing four classes of roads, stone walls, Union and Confederate defenses, relief by coutour lines and shading. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web ...

    • Contributor: Gettysburg National Military Park Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • Gettysburg and vicinity, showing the position of the troops July 1st and 3rd, 1863, and the land purchased and dedicated to the public by General S. Wylie Crawford and the Gettysburg Battlefield ...

    Scale ca. 1:15,840. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 335 Indicates Union troop positions and movements, points of interest on the battlefield, dwellings with names of inhabitants, drainage, fences, roads, and railroads. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • To the mayor, recorder, aldermen, common council, and freemen of Philadelphia this plan of the improved part of the city surveyed and laid down by the late Nicholas Scull,

    Scale ca. 1:4,900. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Includes illus. of ships in the river, index to points of interest, and insets "A" and "B." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651; 700

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1762
  • A plan of the city of Philadelphia.

    Scale not given. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Indexed. Appears in The Philadelphia almanack for the year 1778. 1777. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1316 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Norman, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Plan shewing [sic] the Rebel concentrated assault on the 3rd Corps, July 2nd

    Map depicts the situation just prior to Union Gen. Daniel Edgar Sickles' having ordered his 3rd Corps into an advanced position on a ridge overlooking the Emmitsburg Road, unknowingly exposing his left flank. Confederate forces under Longstreet and Hill attacked him, overwhelming the Union position and forcing the troops back, thereby succeeding in forming a wedge between the 2nd and 3rd Corps. Sickles was ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • The Cavalry battle, Gettysburg, Pa. July 3rd 1863, 2:30 p.m.

    The cavalry action took place approximately two miles to the east of the town of Gettysburg. This map shows the Confederate cavalry, under Stuart, attempting to cut the Union lines of communication along the Baltimore Turnpike. They were thwarted in their effort by Union cavalry commanded by David McMurtrie Gregg. The map depicts the rough locations of individual skirmishes.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia.

    Scale ca. 1:42,000. Hand colored. Shows names of landowners in rural areas. LC copy annotated, has "8.11.45.Vme." Includes "Elevation of the State House." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1322 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Lotter, Matthäus Albrecht
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A plan of the attacks against Fort Miflin on Mud Island which surrendered 16th, November 1777 to the Kings troops under the command of the honorable Sir William Howe K.B. general and ...

    Scale ca. 1:7,200. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. "No. 9." Includes "List of the rebel fleet ... exclusive of a number of fire rafts." "Montresor" stamped on verso. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1347 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651

    • Contributor: Wheeler, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • 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
  • A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia,

    Scale ca. 1:43,000. Has watermark. Shows roads and the names of landholders in rural areas. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1319 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes table of distances and illus. of "Elevation of the State House." Vault AACR2: 651/1; 700/1; 700/2

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • [Zehn Karten und Ansichten den Schlachtfelden des amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskreiges in den Staaten Pennsylvanien und New York] /

    Relief shown by hachures on some maps and by landform drawings on some views. Individual map/view titles in German; statements of attribution in Latin. Statements of attribution differ: Ioh. Martin Will excudit Aug. Vind. -- Ioh. Martin Will. excud. Aug. Vind. -- Ioh. Mart. Will exc. Aug. Vind. Title devised by cataloger. Orientation differs. Includes index to military points of interest. Some maps also ...

    • Contributor: Will, Johann Martin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777

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  • Perspective view of Gettysburg National Military Park

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 329.5 Panoramic map, with Round Top in the foreground, showing roads, railroads, field patterns, woodland, observation towers, monuments, and houses. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Cope, Emmor
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1916
  • Map of a reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the north front of the city /

    Topographic map of northern Philadelphia and small adjacent part of Montgomery County showing Civil War earthworks and batteries. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Signed in handwriting (brown ink): George Davidson, Assistant Engineer Fortifications. Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors. Former ownership rubber-stamping at foot of title: U.S.C. & G. Survey, Library and Archives, no. 126. "No. 2868X" and "854W 1863" (former Coast Survey ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Union army's march on Gettysburg from Frederick, Md.

    Regional view shows paths taken by different segments of the Union army on a march from Frederick, Md., to Gettysburg, Pa., as well as the location of the Confederate army units in the vicinity. The Union troops were under the commands of Reynolds, Howard, Sickles, Slocum, Hancock, Sykes and Gregg.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of reconnaissance of the valley of Brandywine Creek : including the section from Smiths Bridge to the State Road /

    Topographic map showing roads, railroad, bridges, fortifications, batteries, and various Revolutionary War sites along Brandywine Creek, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Relief shown by contours, hachures, and spot heights. Pen-and-ink (black and red) and blue wash. Fold-lined crosswise in 3 places; lower fold line completely torn to separate lower panel; has adhesive paper label with inked no. "854 St 1863" in lower right corner; former owner's ...

    • Contributor: Whiting, Henry L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Position of Union and Confederate armies on the morning of July 1, 1863.

    Scale 1:633,600 (10 miles to 1 inch). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 44.5 No. "1" in the upper right margin. Map of northeastern Virginia, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania showing roads, railroads, cities and towns, drainage, relief by hachures, and troop positions at the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Preliminary sketch of the battle of Gettysburg showing troop positions, July 2, 1863].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Oriented with north to the bottom. Pen-and-ink and pencil (some col.) on pencil grid on tracing paper, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H160 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: Shows positions on ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Gettysburg in peace

    Printed map on which Sneden has indicated the places where his unit (the 40th New York) saw action on the battlefield.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • To the Honorable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esquires, true and absolute proprietaries and Governors of the Province of Pennsylvania and the territories thereunto belonging and to the Honorable John Penn, Esquire, ...

    Scale ca. 1:633,600. Relief shown pictorially. Hand colored. Shows county boundaries. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1295 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1; 651/2; 700/1

    • Contributor: Scull, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • Seat of war in the environs of Philadelphia:

    Scale ca. 1:656,000. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London. "For the London magazine, 1777." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1314 Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Kitchin, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Battle of Brandywine, 11 Septr. 1777.

    Scale ca. 1:13,000. Title in pencil. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Unfinished. Relief shown by shading. In upper margin: No. 8. On verso: Montrésor. Illegible title on verso. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1339 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Map of the Battle of Gettysburg, Penna. : showing positions held July 2nd 1863.

    This map shows the disposition of troops on this second day of the battle. The designation "5 p.m." appears slightly to the left of the title. As the fighting began late in the day and continued on well into the evening, this could be interpreted as a depiction of forces going into the second day of the battle.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Battle field of Gettysburg.

    Scale 1:12,000 (1 inch equals 1000 feet). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 353.5 From the Jubal Early Collection in the Manuscript Division, L.C. Detailed topographic map subsequently used as the base for John B. Bachelder's "Map of the Battle Field of Gettysburg" (see entry nos. 325 and 326) "Positions of troops are not given." "The map is reduced from one on a scale ...

    • Contributor: Warren, G. K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 187?
  • Survey of lot no. 121 in district no.7

    Scale not given. Title from verso. Manuscript; pen and ink on printed form. On lower half of sheet: In pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania ... and by order of the Surveyor General ... I have surveyed ... 500 acres of land ... on the west side of the Allegheny River, in the county of Westmoreland. [Signed] ...

    • Contributor: Power, Wm.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1785
  • Gettysburg.

    Various scales. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 351 Cover title. "Memoranda for Gettysburg campaign, 1863. Army War Collge, Session of 1906-7." The three preliminary leaves give a chronological summary of the battle. Maps are numbered 9 to 18. They show the troop positions in color from June 29th through July 3rd. Corps and divisions are identified, sometimes with numbers, more frequently by names ...

    • Contributor: Army War College (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1906