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  • Plan of Genl Du Portail. Plan of the position of Valley Forge after Jany. 1778.

    Scale not given. Relief shown by hachures. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Annotated in pencil to show some distances. Annotated bar scale shows scale ca. 14,000. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1349 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Duportail, Antoine Jean Louis Le Bègue De Presle
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Battle of Brandywine, 11th Septr. 1777, in which the rebels were defeated by the Army under the command of Genl. Sir Willm. Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:14,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Title on verso: Batle [sic] of Brandy Wine. American battles. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Unfinished map showing topography and deployment of troops. Stamped on verso: Montrésor. In upper left corner: No. 12. Includes list of troops and "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1335 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • [Philadelphia and vicinity. Military.

    Scale 1:21,120; 1 mile to 3 in. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows fortifications opposite Windmill Island and at the Middle Ferry across the Schuylkill River. Some land owners are identified. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1325 Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Battle of Brandywine in which the Americans were defeated : September the 11th, 1777 by General Sr. William Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:15,300. Hand colored. Annotated in red ink on the author's Battle of Brandywine, 1778. Other changes have been made by erasure or by excision of parts and replacement of new paper. Prepared as engraver's copy for a new edition. "Note: The operations of the column under the command of His Excellency Lt. Gal. Knyphausen are engraved from the plan drawn on the ...

    • Contributor: Faden, William - Werner, S. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1784
  • [Preliminary sketch of the battle of Gettysburg showing troop positions, July 2, 1863].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil (some col.) on 2 sheets pasted together, forming an irregularly shaped sheet of tracing paper, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H159 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Includes notes. In pencil on verso: ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Philadelphia and neighborhood].

    Scale ca. 1:20,400. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Shows line of defense and troops between Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers north of the city, and other fortifications. Also shows names of suburban land owners. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1326 Available also through ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Plan and perspective view of Pittsburgh.

    Scale not given. Date from dealers catalog: [1760-70] Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC copy incomplete: Lower left and right sections missing. Includes index to points of interest and illus. Oriented with north to the left, not towards the upper right as shown by compass rose. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1330 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: Day, E. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1760
  • Gettysburg July 2nd The Union and Rebel forces in the cemetery.

    While purporting to depict a meeting of Union and Confederate forces at Cemetery Hill, this map instead shows in detail the disposition of Union forces on Cemetery and Culp's hills. Of greater interest is the indication of the location of Sickles's 3rd Corps along the Emmitsburg Road on the morning of July 2nd, and their new position at the base of Little Round Top ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-07-02
  • [Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania, 4th October 1777.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pencil. Monogram: PL. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • [Maps illustrating the Gettysburg campaign. June 3-July 3, 1863].

    Various scales. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 356 From Century illustrated monthly magazine, v. 33, Nov. 1886 Maps indicate troop and cavalry positions and lines of march from Fredericksburg (June 3) to Gettysburg (July 3, 3:15-4:30 P.M.) Maps 19 and 20 illustrate the cavalry engagement on July 3rd. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as ...

    • Contributor: Wells, Jaco
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • Plan shewing [sic] the Rebel concentrated assault on the 3rd Corps, July 2nd

    Map depicts the situation just prior to Union Gen. Daniel Edgar Sickles' having ordered his 3rd Corps into an advanced position on a ridge overlooking the Emmitsburg Road, unknowingly exposing his left flank. Confederate forces under Longstreet and Hill attacked him, overwhelming the Union position and forcing the troops back, thereby succeeding in forming a wedge between the 2nd and 3rd Corps. Sickles was ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-07-02
  • The Cavalry battle, Gettysburg, Pa. July 3rd 1863, 2:30 p.m.

    The cavalry action took place approximately two miles to the east of the town of Gettysburg. This map shows the Confederate cavalry, under Stuart, attempting to cut the Union lines of communication along the Baltimore Turnpike. They were thwarted in their effort by Union cavalry commanded by David McMurtrie Gregg. The map depicts the rough locations of individual skirmishes.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-07-03
  • Map showing the positions occupied by the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry in the engagements on the right flank at Gettysburg, Pa., between the Union cavalry under Gen. D. McM. Gregg and the "Stonewall" ...

    Scale ca. 1:24,200. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 345 From History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry . . . Philadelphia, Franklin Printing Company, 1905. opp. p. 261. Indicates troop, cavalry, and artillery positions, roads and streets, railroad, houses and names of residents, vegetation, and drainage. Base map was drawn by Noble D. Preston. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, 3rd
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • The battlefield of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd 1863

    Scale 1:15,840. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 350 For a complete description see the earlier edition published in 1905 by L. W. Minnigh (entry no. 344). Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Tipton and Blocher
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Gettysburg battle-field. Battle fought at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1st, 2d & 3d, 1863 by the Federal and Confederate armies, commanded respectively by Genl. G. G. Meade and Genl. Robert E. Lee /

    LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 322 Inset: Plan of the Soldiers National Cemetery. Uncolored. 6 x 13 cm. Bears a "Proof" mark in the lower left corner. Endorsed (facsim.): "I am perfectly satisfied with the accuracy with which the topography is delineated and the position of the troops laid down." [Signed] Geo. G. Meade, Maj. Gen. of Vols. comd. A. P. The reproduced ...

    • Contributor: Bachelder, John (John Badger) - Bachelder, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Battle of Brandywine, 11th Septr. 1777, in which the rebels were defeated by the army under the command of General Sir William Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:14,000. Relief shown by hachures. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Includes "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1334 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A map of that part of Pensylvania now the principle [sic] seat of war in America, wherein may be seen the situation of Philadelphia, Red Bank, Mud Island, & Germantown.

    Scale 1:63,360; an in. to a mile. Relief shown pictorially. "Between the two lines that cross Philadelphia was the first plan of that city." LC copy has annotation "17" in upper right corner. Includes notes on attack on Fort Mifflin. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Jackson, L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Gettysburg and vicinity, showing the lines of battle, July, 1863, and the land purchased and dedicated to the public by General S. Wylie Crawford and the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association

    Scale 1:15,840. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 342 From his Gettysburg: How the battle was fought. c1891. Inset: Site of Gen. Gregg's calvary [sic] operations. Three miles east of Gettysburg. Uncolored. Scale 1:63,360. 13 x 7 cm. Shows Union positions in blue and Confederate positions in red, roads, houses and names of residents, fences, railroad, vegetation, and drainage. Description derived from published bibliography. ...

    • Contributor: Long, James T. (James Thomas) - Long, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of supplementary reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia by the West-Chester Road : including the section from Newtown Square to the east branch of the Brandywine Creek /

    Topographic map showing Civil War earthworks and batteries. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Authorship statement citing Whiting's name is in handwriting (black ink). Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors. "No. 2863X" and "854W" (former Coast Survey numbers) are handwritten in ink on sheet and on adhesive label at lower right. Imperfect: Fold-lined. Originally drawn on 3 sheets. Includes notes. LC Civil War ...

    • Contributor: Whiting, Henry L. - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • A chart of Delaware Bay and River : containing a full and exact description of the shores, creeks, harbours, soundings, shoals, sands, and bearings of the most considerable land marks, from the ...

    Scale ca. 1:275,000. Oriented with north to the right. Depths shown by soundings. Shows ship channels. Includes list of subscribers and "Tide table." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1359 Vault AACR2: 100; 650/1; 651/2; 650/3; 651/4; 700/1; 700/2

    • Contributor: Fisher, Joshua - Haydon, William - Dury, Andrew
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Battle of Brandywine, 11 Septr. 1777.

    Scale ca. 1:13,000. Title in pencil. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Unfinished. Relief shown by shading. In upper margin: No. 8. On verso: Montrésor. Illegible title on verso. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1339 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Gettysburg battle-field. Battle fought at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1st, 2d & 3d, 1863 by the Federal and Confederate armies, commanded respectively by Genl. G. G. Meade and Genl. Robert E. Lee

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 321 Inset: Plan of the Soldiers National Cemetery. Uncolored. 6 x 13 cm. Bears a "Proof" mark in the lower left corner. Endorsed (facsim.): I am perfectly satisfied with the accuracy with which the topography is delineated and the position of the troops laid down. [Signed] Geo. G. Meade, Maj. Gen. of Vols. comd. A. ...

    • Contributor: Bachelder, John (John Badger) - Bachelder, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • The battlefield of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863

    Scale 1:15,840. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 344 Shows Union positions in black and Confederate positions in red, names of field commanders, relief by hachures, drainage, vegetation, roads, railroad, and a few houses and names of residents. For a later edition copyrighted in 1912 by Tipton & Blocher, see entry no. 350. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Minnigh, Luther W. (Luther William) - Minnigh, Luther W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1905
  • Map of the battlefield of Gettysburg

    Scale ca. 1:12,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 351.6 "No. 1" is in the upper margin. Title and "Explanatory notes" are attached to the map in the lower left corner and a list of "Work on the field accomplished by this Commission to date" is attached to the map in the lower right corner. Map of the battlefield, with manuscript annotations and hand ...

    • Contributor: Gettysburg National Military Park Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • Plan of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing its defences during the years 1777 & 1778, together with the siege of Mud Island on the River Delaware.

    Scale ca. 1:14,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. "To the Honble. Sir William Howe K.B. general and commander in chief of all His Majesty's forces within the colonies laying on the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to West Florida inclusive, &ca. &ca. [Signed:] John Montrésor, chief engineer in America." Imperfect: Fort Mifflin on Great Mud Island is almost entirely cut off. ...

    • Contributor: Nicole, Pierre
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778