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  • Plan of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing its defences during the years 1777 & 1778, together with the siege of Mud Island on the River Delaware.

    Scale ca. 1:14,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. "To the Honble. Sir William Howe K.B. general and commander in chief of all His Majesty's forces within the colonies laying on the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to West Florida inclusive, &ca. &ca. [Signed:] John Montrésor, chief engineer in America." Imperfect: Fort Mifflin on Great Mud Island is almost entirely cut off. ...

    • Contributor: Nicole, Pierre
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Copy of official plan of Gettysburg. Pennsylvania, fought 1st, 2nd, 3rd July 1863.

    Map attempts to show the locations of various units during each day of the battle. All major landmarks are indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Birney, David Bell
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-07-01
  • The battle of Gettysburg. February 1948, revised 1951.

    Scale ca. 1:60,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 352 In its Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania. [Washington, Government Printing Office, 1957] Insert: Cavalry battlefield, Scale ca. 1:60,000. 4 x 3 cm. Indicates troop positions and movements, roads, railroad, drainage, relief by hachures, principal points of interest, and a suggested tour route. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: United States. National Park Service
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1957
  • The battle of Gettysburg, revised 1951, February 1948. /

    Relief shown by hachures. Indicates troop positions and movements, roads, railroad, drainage, principal points of interest, and a suggested tour route. In its Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania. Government Printing Office, 1959. Insert: Cavalry battlefield, 4 x 3 cm. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 352.1 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: United States. National Park Service
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1959
  • A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent, /

    From Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 23, 1753 p. 373. Includes table of distances "The distances of particular places in this map, from the court house." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1306 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Mounted on paper with linen backing.

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Heap, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1753
  • Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania.

    Scale ca. 1:28,000. Title from verso. "1973-515-981/64." LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 352.7 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, index to points of interest, and location map. Text and illus. on verso. AACR2

    • Contributor: United States. National Park Service
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1973
  • Battle of Brandywine, 11th Septr. 1777, in which the rebels were defeated by the Army under the command of Genl. Sir Willm. Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:14,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Title on verso: Batle [sic] of Brandy Wine. American battles. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Unfinished map showing topography and deployment of troops. Stamped on verso: Montrésor. In upper left corner: No. 12. Includes list of troops and "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1335 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Gettysburg Battlefield. Battle fought at Gettysburg, Pa. July 1st, 2d & 3d 1863 by the Federal and Confederate armies commanded respectively by Genl. G. G. Meade and Genl. Robert E. Lee.

    Perspective map not drawn to scale. Cover title: Gettysburg Battlefield directory, with index. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 324.2 Includes "Plan of the soldiers national cemetary." Accompanied by: Gettysburg Battlefield directory; index to military organizations. 139-151 p. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

    • Contributor: Bachelder, John (John Badger) - Geo. H. Walker & Co. - Bachelder, John
    • 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 - Dawkins, Henry - Nevil, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • 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

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • 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: 1863-07-03
  • The course of Delaware River from Philadelphia to Chester, exhibiting the several works erected by the rebels to defend its passage, with the attacks made upon them by His Majesty's land & ...

    Scale ca. 1:33,200. Hand colored. Shows soundings and disposition of ships, etc. Includes "A sketch of Fort Island" and "Profile and plan of the sunk frames or chevaux de frise which formed the stackadoes in the river." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1362 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • A sketch of the field of battle with the disposition of the troops in the beginning of the engagement of the 9th of July on the Monongahela 7 miles from Fort Du ...

    Scale 1:10,800; 300 yards to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown by hachures. The name R. Ohio applies also to the Allegheny. "No. 27." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes index to points of interest and military positions. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1; 650/3

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia : with the works and encampments of His Majesty's forces under the command of Lieutenant General Sir William Howe, K.B. /

    Scale ca. 1:21,000. Shows names of rural landholders. Indexed for public buildings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1327 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 650/2

    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • [Philadelphia and vicinity. Military.

    Scale 1:21,120; 1 mile to 3 in. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows fortifications opposite Windmill Island and at the Middle Ferry across the Schuylkill River. Some land owners are identified. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1325 Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Field of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 1863

    Scale ca. 1:25,500,. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 331 From his Sketch of the battles of Gettysburg . . . New York, C. A. Alvord, 1863. 24 p. Oval-shaped map depicting troop and artillery positions, relief by hachures, drainage, roads, railroads, and houses with names of residents. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster ...

    • Contributor: Ditterline, T. (Theodore) - Ditterline, T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Elliott's map of the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Scale 1:9051. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 332 Shows breastworks and rifle pits, graves of Union and Confederate soldiers, "dead horses" reads and streets, relief by hachures, vegetation, drainage, houses and names of residents. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: S. G. Elliott & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Birds-eye view of the battlefield of Gettysburg.

    "Copyright Jan. 18, 1901. C 476 H" in pencil in lower margin. Photograph of a relief model entitled "Relief map of the battlefield of Gettysburg as it was in 1863." Description derived from published bibliography. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 351.1 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Gettysburg National Military Park Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • The battlefield of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863

    Scale 1:15,840. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 344 Shows Union positions in black and Confederate positions in red, names of field commanders, relief by hachures, drainage, vegetation, roads, railroad, and a few houses and names of residents. For a later edition copyrighted in 1912 by Tipton & Blocher, see entry no. 350. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Minnigh, Luther W. (Luther William) - Minnigh, Luther W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1905
  • 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. (Gouverneur Kemble) - Warren, G. K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 187?
  • Cavalry battle, Gettysburg, Pa. July 3rd 3:30 p.m.

    Shows in detail the cavalry battle east of the town of Gettysburg with the action depicted as happening at 3:30 p.m. Also includes pairings of Union and Confederate brigades as engaged.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-07-03
  • Gettysburg and vicinity, showing the position of the troops July 3, 1863 (third day's fight), and the land purchased and dedicated to the public by General S. Wylie Crawford and the Gettysburg ...

    Scale ca. 1:15,840. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 336 "Land of battlefield Memorial Association tinted pink" and "land of General Crawford tinted blue." Indicates troop positions and movements, roads, "Gettysburg and Hanover Railroad," houses, names of residents, fences, and drainage. Another copy is in the Charles W. Reed papers, Manuscript Division, L.C., container no. 5 (oversize cabinet 5, drawer 5) Description derived from ...

    • Contributor: Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Bacon's topographical map of the seat of war in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania

    "July 1863." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by isolines. 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. Mar. 2002; D.H. Newhall, 1926, c; Map Cataloging Team.

    • Contributor: G.W. Bacon & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of eastern Virginia, 1862 /

    Also covers Maryland and southeastern Pennsylvania. Relief shown by hachures. Shows roads, rivers, names of cities, and railroads converging in Richmond, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and topography of eastern Virginia. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L. - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862