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  • Map of the seat of war!

    Another issue. Various scales. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 17 Containing a map of the vicinity of Washington, Baltimore, Harper's Ferry and Annapolis, with five mile distance lines from Washington. Map showing the railroad routes, coast lines and forts, between Boston and Norfolk harbor; map of Norfolk harbor, Fort Monroe and vicinity, with 1 mile distance lines from Ft. Monroe; Map of the ...

    • Contributor: Louis Prang and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • [Map of Alexandria, Virginia]

    Illustrates Alexandria's central position in the defense of Washington, where at least 12 outlying forts surrounded the city. Military camps of various Union officers such as Samuel Peter Heintzelman are indicated on this map.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Topographical map of Washington, D.C., and vicinity. Showing the Union forts and defences built 1861-3.

    Detail from a printed map of the Potomac River region of Maryland and Virginia, and including Washington, D.C., which Sneden has annotated to show the locations of Union forts and picket lines.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Army map of the seat of war in Virginia, showing the battle fields, fortifications, etc. on & near the Potomac River.

    Scale ca. 1:183,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 455 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 34 forts defending Washington is in the lower ...

    • Contributor: Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • [Map of the fortifications within the District of Columbia].

    Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Shows buildings within city limits. Shows lot lines and householders' names in rural areas. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Annotated in brown ink: Furnished for the use of the Office of the General of Ordnance by command of M.G. McClellan, J.N. Macomb Lt. Col. & A.D. Camp Chf. T.E. Army of Potomac, ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army of the Potomac
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows forts and batteries in the District of Columbia and immediate vicinity. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. LC copy annotated in black ink and colored inks to show troop positions and engagements. Annotated in black ink on verso: Major General Sigel to Colonel L.P. di Cesnola, Chantilly, Novbr. 1862. Bookplate of "Palma di ...

    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows forts and batteries in the District of Columbia and immediate vicinity. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. Accompanied by sheet: Presented to Brig. Genl. S. Williams, A.A. Genl. Hd. Qrs. Army, by order of Maj. Genl. McClellan, Comd. in Chf. U.S.A. [signed] A.W. Whipple, Maj. T.E. [1] leaf ; 21 x 13 cm. ...

    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map showing positions of Union and Rebel forces Septr 1861.

    Depicts the area between Lewinsville, in Fairfax County, and Georgetown in the north, and Alexandria in the south. The location of the Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad is also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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
  • Distance maps. Map of the Atlantic states, showing 50 mile distances from Washington. Map of the battleground [at Manassas] showing 5 mile distances from Washington. Map of the Fortress Monroe, showing 1 ...

    Various scales. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 15 Imperfect. Left center portion is wanting. Each map indicates forts, towns, railroads, and rivers. Insets: Position of forces at Bull Run. 8 x 8 cm.-Fortress Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Virginia. 8 x 8 cm. Population statistics given in side borders. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as ...

    • Contributor: Louis Prang and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Guide leaflets for the tour of historic Civil War defenses, Washington D.C.

    Relief shown by contours on some maps. Title from title sheet (sheet #1). Facsims. of Civil War fortification maps of Washington D.C. Original version: [S.l. : s.n., 1861?-1865]. LC sheets imperfect: Use-worn, punch-holed in left margin, rubber-stamped on verso to indicate sheet numbers. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 689 Sheets variously include notes, captions, and/or index of facilities. Available also through the Library ...

    • Contributor: United States. Office of National Capital Parks
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1938

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  • Map of the seat of war!

    Various scales. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 16 Containing a map of the vicinity of Washington, Baltimore, Harper's Ferry and Annapolis, with five mile distance lines from Washington. Map showing the railroad routes, coast lines and forts, between Boston and Norfolk harbor; map of Norfolk harbor, Fort Monroe and vicinity, with 1 mile distance lines from Ft. Monroe; Map of the vicinity of ...

    • Contributor: Louis Prang and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the environs of Washington : compiled from Boschkes' map of the District of Columbia and from surveys of the U.S. Coast Survey showing the line of the defences of Washington ...

    Shows buildings, rural property lines, householders' names, and vegetation. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. India ink, col. ink, and col. wash. Northern section is printed map with ms. annotation. Remainder is completely ms. Originally drawn on 4 sheets, assembled to 1 sheet, and sectioned to 6 parts. On verso on label affixed to cloth backing: No. 187. ...

    • Contributor: Barnard, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads.

    Covers Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also shows rural householders' names and vegetation. In left upper margin: 39th Cong. 1st Sess.--Report of the Chief Engineer U.S.A. Includes note and coat of arms below title. In right upper margin: No. 1. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 686 LC copies mounted on cloth backing. LC copy 2 fold-lined ...

    • Contributor: United States. War Department. Engineer Bureau
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of ...

    Photocopy of a facsim. of the 1791 L'Enfant plan. Original facsim. extensively annotated in ink by Lawrence Martin, chief, Division of Maps, Library of Congress. Includes text, indexed "References," and photocopied newspaper article titled "New city of Washington," from the Gazette of the United States, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792. At lower right: N.I. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...

    • Contributor: L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • Potomac River (in four sheets) /

    Chart of the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. to its entrance into the Chesapeake Bay. Chart indicates soundings, tides, lighthouses, and the shoreline configuration. Description derived from published bibliography. Maps numbered 20-23 in upper left corners. Seal of U.S. Coast Survey Office printed below the map title. Similar to no. 35.2, LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) This item is in the Map Collection ...

    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Topographical sketch near Fort Staunton from points not under fire of its guns : [Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Black and brown inks. At upper left: 211, L. Sheet 15. Missing small sections at corners. Includes bar scale. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.6 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Birds eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia the seat of war /

    "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861, by W. Schaus in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the Southern District of New York." Insets: [Lower Mississippi Valley] -- [Richmond]. Relief shown by shading. Shows railroads, forts, cities, towns, and principal roads. Similar to no. 17.3, LC Civil War maps (2d ed.). This is a map, not ...

    • Contributor: Schedler, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Fort Pennsylvania and encampment at Tennallytown near Washington, D.C. /

    Pen-and-ink, watercolor, and lead pencil. Imperfect: brittle, missing small sections along sheet edges, fold-lined. Includes general "Explanation" index and "Light battery explanation" index. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP CW3 Acquisitions control no.: 99-94

    • Contributor: Cushing, W. E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Topographical map of the District of Columbia /

    Partial cadastral map showing some householders' names, individual buildings, and vegetation. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Also covers Virginia shoreline zone. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861, by D. McClelland, Blanchard & Mohun, Hugh B. Sweeny, and Thos. Blagden, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia." Oriented ...

    • Contributor: Boschke, A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Sketch of the march of the British Army under Gen'l Ross from the 19th to the 29th August 1814 : [central Maryland between Benedict and Washington D.C.] /

    Relief shown by hachures. Published: Military Depot ... Oct'r 10th 1814. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset "Sketch of the engagement on the 24th of August 1814 between the British and American forces" [Bladensburg vicinity] with indexed "Reference." DCP

    • Contributor: Evans, D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1814
  • Map of the defences of Washington.

    Relief shown by hachures. In lower margin below title: (From Atlas accompanying Official Records). LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 682.5 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined, mounted on cloth backing, and annotated in pencil in lower margin: Atlas, v. 2, pl. XXXIX, no. 1. DCP

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Map of fortifications and defenses of Washington.

    In left lower margin: Taken from a map issued by the War Department in 1865. In left upper margin: Appendix A. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 682 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. DCP

    • Contributor: Hodasevich, R. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Topographical map of Virginia between Washington and Manassas Junction.

    Shows Union and Confederate positions at "Battle of Bull Run, July 21st 1861." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. In right margin at bottom: Guide to Mount Vernon by the Road Maker. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Gift (copy 1); Edward Stead; 25 Oct. 1991. Includes index of "U.S. encampments at Arlington Heights" and ...

    • Contributor: Magnus, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • District of Columbia and the seat of war on the Potomac.

    Low-angle bird's-eye view. Shows cities of Washington and Alexandria in foreground. Includes index of military positions with regiment names. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 678 Stephenson. Cartography of northern Virginia, pl. 39 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. DCP

    • Contributor: Bohn, Casimir
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861