Maps Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864.

Format Maps
Contributors Sneden, Robert Knox
Dates 1864
Location Maryland
United States
Washington D.C.
Language English
Subjects Blair, Montgomery
Civil War
District of Columbia
Early, Jubal Anderson
Homes and Haunts
Maryland Campaign
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864.
As a diversionary measure to take some of the pressure off of besieged Petersburg, Confederate forces under Jubal Early launched a northern offensive beginning in late June 1864. After stops near Harper's Ferry and Shepherdstown, W. Va., and Frederick and Baltimore, Md., they reached the outskirts of Washington, D.C., by July 11. Reconnaissance showed the Union had begun some intensive reinforcement, so an attack planned for July 12 was postponed and then abandoned. Settling for several skirmishes near Fort Stevens, and burning the house of Montgomery Blair (Lincoln's Postmaster General), the Confederates withdrew the night of July 12th and recrossed the Potomac at Leesburg.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Blair, Montgomery,--1813-1883--Homes and haunts
-  Early, Jubal Anderson,--1816-1894
-  Maryland Campaign, 1864
-  Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Washington (D.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--District of Columbia--Washington
-  United States--Maryland
-  Maryland Campaign
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 218).
-  Manuscripts
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 25.5 x 28 cm.
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