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  • The attack on Harper's Ferry Va., by Jackson, September 14th and 15th, 1862

    Shows the area of convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers that marks the border of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Details include the location of Union forces in the town of Harper's Ferry and Confederate forces on Maryland Heights across the Potomac.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-09-14
  • Map of Virginia and neighboring states showing the location of battles in the Civil War 1861-1865.

    Scale ca. 1:366,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 509.4 Map of eastern Virginia and parts of North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, showing "battles in which New York regiments were engaged," "railroads at time of war," and "turnpikes and plank roads." Union states are colored yellow, and Confederate states are green. Copyright no. "C1. F 22761." Description derived from published bibliography. Available ...

    • Contributor: Northrup, William P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1912
  • Map of the location of part of the North-Western Turnpike Road /

    Shows road from Winchester westward to the Cheat River in Preston County, West Virginia. Relief shown by hachures. "This copy made by Fr. Koch, Richmond, Va. Jan. 27th 1862." Pen-and-ink, pencil and watercolor on brown irregularly shaped paper, sectioned in 2 and mounted on cloth. In ink on verso obscured by mounting: N.W. Turnpike and notes. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H215 In ...

    • Contributor: Shaw, Charles - Crozet, Claudius - Koch, Fr.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1831
  • Position of Union Army at Cedar Creek Union position and plan of battle.

    However, what initially appeared to be an overwhelming success quickly turned to a rout when the Union forces were redeployed and launched a successful counterattack that drove the Confederates back across the Shenandoah to Fisher's Hill, with heavy losses of men, equipment and supplies. Map shows troop locations along the Strasburg Pike on either side of Cedar Creek, and along the north fork of ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the State of Virginia

    Scale ca. 1:887,040. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 493.6 General map of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and southern Pennsylvania showing cities and towns, roads, rivers, and relief by hachures. The map is overprinted in red to indicate railroads, the state name "West Virginia," and concentric circles centered on Washington, D.C. A table of "Distances by Railroads" appears below the map title. Description ...

    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of Kanawha, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Va., and Tazewell, Smyth, Washington, Bland, Giles, Craig, Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe Counties, Va. /

    Cover the area from Charlestown south to Dublin Depot and east to White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Drawn with blue and green ink on blue-lined paper. Shows towns, roads, railroads, rivers and mountains with some distances given. One of a series of eight maps of southwestern Virginia and West Virginia. Originally in envelope with notations: "Maps of various kinds by residents of Western Virginia. ...

    • Contributor: Loring, William Wing
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Geological map of Virginia & West Virginia showing their chief geological sub-divisions /

    Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H218 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. LC copy: Extensive ink, pencil, and annotations with watercolor showing the different types of geological formations. LC copy: Title in ms. in lower left. In pencil on verso: 183.

    • Contributor: Rogers, William Barton - Guyot, A. (Arnold)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 187?
  • A map of the land abt. Red Stone and Fort Pitt,

    Scale ca. 1:600,000. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially. The title, land tract boundaries with owners' initials, and some place names have been identified as annotations by George Washington made ca. 1780. The author and date of the manuscript map is not known; reference sources indicate between 1758 and 1771. Phillips. Maps of America p. 713 LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, ...

    • Contributor: Washington, George - Crawford, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • Map of part of the great Flat-top coal-field of Va. & W. Va. showing location of Pocahontas & Bluestone collieries, May 1886 /

    Shows parts of Tazewell County, Virginia and Mercer County, West Virginia. Pen-and-ink, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H238 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • [Map of the counties of Greene, Madison, Page, and Rockingham, and parts of the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Culpeper, Louisa, Orange, and Rappahannock, 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. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Shows towns, waterways, roads, and geographic features. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of the Shenandoah Valley].

    Shows the Shenandoah Valley from Winchester to Staunton, and from the Blue Ridge to the Alleghany mountains, and also shows the names of many residents. Relief shown by form lines and hachures. Date and title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Drawn on a 3/4 in. grid. Ink and pencil on tracing linen, in three sections, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Hunter's victory at Mount Crawford [October 2, 1864]. Scene of the operations in Shenadoah Valley-capture of Staunton [June 6, 1864].

    Scale not given. Relief shown in hachures. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 654.8 Anonymous, undated newspaper map showing the Shenandoah Valley from Front Royal to Staunton. Military information is not given. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • From Cold Mt. in Amherst across Rockbridge & Bath cos., Va. & part of Pocahontas Co., W. Va. /

    Date and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor over pencil grid, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H227 In ink in upper right corner: No. 36. In pencil on verso: 183. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Ruffner, W. H. - Campbell, J. L. (John Lyle)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Plat of the partition of Moore & Beckley survey of 170,038 a. in the counties of Giles & Logan, Virginia.

    "Surveyed for Andrew Moore & John Beckley, Nov. 2nd, 1794." Shows names of some residents. Pen-an-ink and pencil over col. grid, mounted on cloth. Includes notes. In upper right corner in red ink: Moore & Beckley patent. "Plat copied from bundle of 'cases ended." In the lower left corner: Sev. P. Ker. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H327 In pencil on verso: 223. ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1794
  • Map of the lower [Shenandoah] Valley /

    Shows the names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H144 Imperfect: Several damp stains with loss of text. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 73.

    • Contributor: Brown, Samuel Howell - Hoffmann, J. Paul
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of the State of Virginia

    Scale ca. 1:887,040. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 509.2 General map of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and southern Pennsylvania showing cities and towns, roads, rivers, and relief by hachures. The map is overprinted in red to indicate railroads, the state name "West Virginia," and concentric circles centered on Richmond. Printed in blue are concentric circles centered on Washington, D.C. A table of ...

    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • [Maps illustrating campaign of Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. 1862.

    Various scales. Proof sheet containing the maps made to illustrate William Allan's History of the Campaign of Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1880). 175 p. Proof sheet was acquired by the Library of Congress in 1948 with the purchase of the papers and maps of Maj. Jedediah Hotchkiss. Contents: I. Shenandoah Valley ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah - Humphreys, D. C. - J. Lippincott & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1880
  • [Map of the lower Shenandoah Valley of Virginia].

    "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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • A centennial map of the Lexington Presbytery of the Synod of Virginia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, organized Sept. 26, 1786, centennial Sept. 26, 1886, at Timber Ridge Church ...

    Pen-and-ink and pencil, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H214 Includes an index of Virginia and West Virginia counties in the Lexington Presbytery. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • [Map of the Shenandoah Valley from Mt. Jackson to Midway, including parts of Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham, and Augusta counties, Virginia].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by form lines. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing linen with left corner cut away, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H145 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • [Map of Loudoun County and part of Clarke County, Va., Jefferson County and part of Berkeley County, W. Va., and parts of Montgomery and Frederick counties, Md.].

    LC Land ownership maps, 1289 Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. "Copied by J. Paul Hoffmann, Top'l Office, A.N.Va." "Approved S. Howell Brown. 1st Lt. Engs. Troops in chg. Top'l. Dep't. A.N.Va. March 23rd 1864." Pen-and-ink on tracing linen mounted on cloth. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H43 Imperfect: Liquid staining ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Samuel Howell - Hoffmann, Paul
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Route of the New River R.R., 188-.

    Sketch map of part of West Virginia. Dashed red line across the map indicates the "Proposed New River R.R." Shows counties and names the line of railroads.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah - New River Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1880-18
  • [Map of the lower Shenandoah Valley, Virginia] /

    Shows the Shenandoah Valley from the Potomac to the north to Front Royal and Strasburg to the south, including roads, drainage, railroads, and names of residents. Relief shown by shading. Title derived from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Transferred from the Jubal Anderson Early Papers in the Manuscript Division, L.C. Pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing linen, sectioned and mounted on paper. LC Civil War ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Samuel Howell - Early, Jubal Anderson
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of Kanawha, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Va., and Tazewell, Smyth, Washington, Bland, Giles, Craig, Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe Counties, Va. /

    Covers the area from Charlestown south to Dublin Depot and east to White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Drawn with ink and pencil on blue-lined paper. Shows towns, roads, railroads, rivers and mountains with some distances given. One of a series of eight maps of southwestern Virginia and West Virginia. Originally in envelope with notations: "Maps of various kinds by residents of Western Virginia. Found ...

    • Contributor: Loring, William Wing
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Colton's Virginia.

    "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York." Accompanied by cover: Colton's map of Virginia / J.H. Colton. Insets: Richmond, Henrico County, Manchester and Spring Hill, Chesterfield Co. -- Norfolk, Portsmouth and Gosport. Prime meridians: Greenwich, Washington. Relief shown by hachures and ...

    • Contributor: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861