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    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 - Bowen & Co. - United States. Congress
    • Date: 1865
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    Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads.

    Covers Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Eastern corner of D.C. ca. 7 cm. within map area. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also shows rural householders' names and vegetation. Includes note and coat of arms below title. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 687 LC copy 1 halved and mounted on cloth backing. LC copy 2 brittle, missing large sections along margins, and ...

    • Contributor: United States. War Department. Engineer Bureau
    • Date: 1865
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    Reconnaissance of "Anacostia" above Wash. Navy Yd.

    Covers part of Anacostia River in Washington D.C. "Aug. 18th 1861." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. India ink and blue wash. Includes note. At upper left: 211, L. Sheet 16. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 689.5 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: Cluss, A. - Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard
    • Date: 1861
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    Hill no. 3 opposite Fort Maha[n] : [Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Black ink, red ink, and lead pencil. Mounted on cloth backing. At lower right: 211, L. Sheet 10. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Date: 1860
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    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. - Baker, George
    • Date: 1862
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    [Topographic map of the vicinity of Fort Slocum, Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Shows householders' names. In upper left sheet corner: Transf'd from Office of Chf. Engr. Defenses of Washington, to Engr. Dept.--1866. India ink and violet wash. Fold-lined and torn. In left upper margin: 211, L. Sheet 18. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.4 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Date: 1860
  • Map

    Hill between hill no. 1 & Fort Meigs : [Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by contours. Black ink, red ink, and lead pencil. Fold-lined. Oriented with north to the left. At lower left in pencil: 19 sheets. At upper left in ink: 211, L. Sheet 14. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.3 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Date: 1860
  • Map

    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

    • Date: 1860
  • Map

    Sketch of hill to be used for gov't fortification on Queen's Farm : [Washington D.C.].

    Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Lead pencilled note, ill., and watercolored areas on verso. In upper left corner: 211, L. Sheet 11. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.8 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

    • Date: 1860
  • Map

    [Map of portions of Virginia and Maryland, extending from Baltimore to Strasburg, and from Washington to Gettysburg, with concentric circles at 5-mile intervals centering on Washington and on Baltimore].

    Relief shown by hachures. Date and title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and crayon on tracing cloth mounted on paper. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H9 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. DCP

    • Date: 186?
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    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
    • Date: 1861
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    Topographical map of Virginia between Washington and Manassas Junction.

    Scale ca. 1:270,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 451 Indicates Union and Confederate positions at "battle of Bull Run, July 21st 1861," Union encampments, towns, roads, the street pattern of Washington, railroads, rivers, and relief by hachures. Inset: Leesburg to Harpers Ferry. 4 x 5 cm. "Panoramic view of the fortifications around Washington" (12 x 20 cm.) appears above the map. Description derived ...

    • Contributor: Magnus, Charles
    • Date: 1861
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    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
    • Date: 1862
  • Map

    Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington

    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. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. Includes "Data used in compilation," table of "Elevations above tide water," and "Geological profile of Loudoun County." Mounted on cloth ...

    • Contributor: United States. War Dept. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J.
    • Date: 1862
  • Map

    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 - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (joseph)
    • Date: 1862
  • Map

    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 - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (joseph)
    • Date: 1862
  • Map

    Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington

    Shows forts and batteries in the District of Columbia and immediate vicinity. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. "Additions & corrections for Rappahannock and Rapid Ann Rivers and their vicinity ..." added to data used in compilation. Mounted on cloth backing. Includes "Data used in compilation," table of "Elevations above tide water," and "Geological ...

    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (joseph)
    • Date: 1862
  • Map

    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. Also shows "Battle field at Bull Run fought July 21st 1861." At head of title: Surveys for military defences. "Additions & corrections for Rappahannock and Rapid Ann Rivers and their vicinity ..." added to data used in compilation. Mounted on cloth backing. Includes "Data ...

    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (joseph)
    • Date: 1862
  • Map

    Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington

    Scale 1:63,360. Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 470 Another edition. Mounted on cloth. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Date: 1862
  • Map

    [Map of northern Virginia and part of Maryland].

    Relief shown by shading. Shows area south of Frederick, Maryland to Colchester, Virginia and west of Baltimore, Maryland to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, including fortifications at Munson Hill. Note on verso obscured by mounting: From Capt. James W. Abert, U.S. Army Topog. Engrs. LC copy annotated in ink: Capt. James W. Abert, Capt. U.S. Army Topog. Engrs. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil ...

    • Contributor: Abert, J. W. (james William)
    • Date: 1862
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    History of Mapping the Civil War - Civil War Maps - Digital Collections

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    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
    • Date: 1861
  • Map

    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
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    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 ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864-07-11