Collection Items

  • Map
    [Maps of the environs of forts Franklin, Alexander, and Ripley, in Montgomery County, Maryland]. Four fort vicinity sketch maps, each covering the same area, but in various stages of completion. The map with the most detail includes roads, drainage, vegetation, and fortifications. Relief shown by contours on some maps. Forts Franklin, Alexander, and Ripley were part of the defenses of Washington. Title from published Civil War bibliography. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (black, brown), blue watercolor, lead pencil. At upper left...
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Date: 186?
  • Map
    Plan e : [map showing two blockhouses between "Turn Pike Road" and "bridge," Alexandria, Virginia]. Shows defenses of Washington situated between Little River Turnpike (Duke Street) and the Telegraph Road bridge crossing Cameron Run. Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Pen-and-ink and pencil. Includes profile. In lower right corner: P. In upper left corner: 211, L. Sheet 13. In lower right corner: Transferred from Office of Chf. Engr., Defenses of Washington, to Engr. Dept.-1866. Stamped on verso: By...
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Date: 1861