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  • E. & G.W. Blunt's corrected map of Washington and the seat of war on the Potomac.

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Hand col. in red to show D.C. boundary and Civil War battle locations. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 677 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined and annotated in ink on verso: Virginia & Maryland about Washington (to date) Millard Fillmore 1862. Vault DCP

    • Contributor: E. & G.W. Blunt (Firm) - Fillmore, Millard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864-07-11
  • Contours of Union forts on south side of Potomac, 1862 [map].

    This map shows the names and configurations of Union fortifications on the Virginia side of the Potomac River in 1862, and in some cases lists the name of the regiment that built the structure.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • 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 - McClellan, George (George Brinton)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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 - Barnard, J. G. (John Gross) - United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861

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  • [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)
    • 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 - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (Joseph)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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. - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the state of Virginia /

    "August 1863." "Lith. by Chas. G. Krebs." Accompanied by cover: Map of Virginia / compiled in the office of the United States Coast Survey. Washington, D.C. : W.H. & O.H. Morrison : 15 x 10 cm. Also covers Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and parts of adjacent states. Shows cities and towns, roads, rivers, and relief by hachures. Map has concentric circles centered on Richmond, ...

    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L. - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - Krebs, Charles G. - United States Coast Survey - W.H. & O.H. Morrison (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • The National lines before Washington : a map exhibiting the defences of the national capital and positions of the several divisions of the grand Union Army : supplement to the New-York times ...

    Includes text. Inset: "Port Royal and Tybee Island." Relief shown by hachures. Shows forts, batteries, and territory occupied by 8 Union divisions, extending from Washington to Virginia, ending at the north near Great Falls and southward to the mouth of the Accotink Creek. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • [Topographical map of the District of Columbia and adjacent areas in Virginia, showing fortifications] /

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H182 Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • 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)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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 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
  • 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. (John Gross) - Boschke, A. - United States Coast Survey - Barnard, J. G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Kriegsschauplatz von Nord-America. Theil von Maryland, Distr. Columbia und Theil von Virginien /

    Bird's-eye view of Washington D.C. region to horizon. Relief shown by shading and landform drawings. Does not show Civil War battle positions or other military features. Panel title/title in lower margin. Oriented with north to the bottom. Includes distance list. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy stained, wrinkled at fold lines, annotated in pencil, has ...

    • Contributor: Verlag Von A.D. Geisler - Anst. V. G. Henckel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • 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
  • 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