Collection Items

  • 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
  • Map
    New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia Originally built by the Confederates and used for winter quarters in 1861-1862, the defenses around Centreville were also used by the Union Army to cover the retreat back to Washington after both 1st and 2nd Bull Run. When Lee began concentrating his forces around Culpeper in July 1863, and Meade, not to be outdone, moved his army to a position opposite them along the ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Capture of forts [sic] Henry ... Tennessee By U.S. Grant, January 1862. Shows Confederate Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. The entire site was to include the fort on the low ground near the edge of the river with an entrenched camp (Fort Heiman) on a high plateau immediately above it. The work was not completed and on the day of the Union attack the river had partially flooded the fort site. Realizing the futility of ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
  • Map
    Capture of forts [sic] ... Donelson, Tennessee By U.S. Grant, January 1862. This map shows the area surrounding Fort Donelson, Tenn., including the Cumberland River, the town of Dover, and Fort Henry Road, and includes the locations of confederate earthworks as well as roads, buildings, woods, and creeks.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
  • Map
    Fort Lyon, near Alexandria, Virginia The map shows a close up drawing of Fort Lyon located on Eagle Hill in Alexandria, Virginia. Shows the fort's defenses, including abatis, ditches, salients, sally port, and bomb proof.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
  • Map
    Atlanta, Georgia and its rebel defences [sic] Map shows a detailed layout of the city of Atlanta, Ga., including the batteries and earthworks in the surrounding area. The Western Atlanta and the Macon & Western Railroad are also indicated. The map depicts the situation in the city as of 1 September 1864; the city fell to Sherman's army on the 8th.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864-09-01
  • Map
    Plan of works erected at Centreville, Va., by Union forces. Under direction of Genl. Barnard Chief Engineer of Department of Washington. Map shows the area surrounding Centreville in Fairfax County , Va., and includes the locations of abandoned Confederate fortifications on the outskirts of the town.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox - Barnard, J. G. (John Gross)
    • Date: 1861
  • Map
    Map of the rebel position at Vicksburg, Miss., May 1863. Shows the Union troops surrounding the Confederate fortified city of Vicksburg, Miss., with blockades and forces on both sides of the Mississippi River. Shows the locations of outlying Confederate forts and other defenses including extensive use of abatis and felled trees to hinder overland advances. The map also indicates the position of Union gunboats on the Mississippi River south of the town of Warrenton, ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    The Enemy's fortifications around Vicksburg Shows the terrain and Confederate fortifications around Vicksburg, Miss., in mid-May, 1863, just after Confederate Gen. Pemberton was forced to evacuate Hayne's Bluff. Indicated are the locations of Union forces under Sherman, McPherson, McClernand, and Carr.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Plan of approaches to the Vicksburg Mine. Shows Brig. Genl. Hickenlooper's design for the trenches approaching Vicksburg, Miss., for the placement of the explosives detonated on 25 June.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-07-01
  • Map
    Plan of the assault on Ft. Wagner, July 11th 1863. Detail of Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, Charleston S.C., showing Confederate Fort Wagner being shelled by the U.S.S. Monitor. Also shown is the daylight assault of Gen. George C. Strong against the heavily-defended fort. Strong's forces were quickly repulsed and with great loss of life.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-07-11
  • Map
    Genl. Q. A. Gillmore's line of earthworks in front of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 1863 Map depicts the siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Details include the locations of swamps, marshes, and sand ridges, and the elaborate earthworks and trenches constructed by Union troops under Gen. Q. A. Gillmore as they prepared to lay siege to the fort.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Plan of Genl Q. A. Gillmore's position on Morris Island, Charleston S.C. Shows the progression of earthworks constructed to allow Union forces to approach Fort Wagner. Gillmore's troops reached the ditch surrounding the fort on September 6. The Confederate forces abandoned the fort during the night.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
  • Map
    Map of Morris, Folly, Coles and James Island[s] etc., and Charleston Harbor S.C. shewing [sic] Union and Rebel forts and batteries, 1864. In significantly less detail than his usual work, Sneden here shows the disposition of Confederate fortifications through out the Charleston region.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Ft. Fisher shewing [sic] Union attack, Jany 15th 1865 From survey made after surrender by U.S. Engineers. Map shows area surrounding forts Fisher, Buchanan and Anderson near Smithville, N.C. Fort Fisher, located on the peninsula formed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, was the primary target of the Union assault. Details include locations of Confederate batteries, abatis, spikes, palisades, and ditches, and arrows showing the direction of the advance of the various Union forces.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1865-01-15
  • Map
    Union forts on Maryland shore
    [Contours of Union forts on the north side of the Potomac, 1862] :
    Shows the names and configurations of Union fortifications on the Maryland side of the Potomac River in 1862, and in some cases the name of the regiment that built the structure. This appears to be a companion piece to the image on p. 43.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
  • Map
    Contours of Union forts on south side of Potomac, 1862 [map].
    Union forts on the Virginia shore
    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
    • Date: 1862
  • Map
    Plan of Fort Huger, Hardy's Bluff : built by the State of Virginia. Col. Andrew Talcott, State Engr. Capt. E.T.D. Myers, Constructing Engr. "Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Mrs. Louisa Porter (Gilmer) Minis (i.e., Mrs. ...
    • Contributor: Virginia. Engineer Dept - Myers, Edmund Trewbridge Dana - Talcott, Andrew - Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. Of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Map of Fort Huger & Mulberry Pt. Battery with intermediate soundings.
    Map of Fort Huger and Mulberry Point Battery with intermediate soundings.
    "Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Illustrates the layout of the Fort Huger in Isle of Wight County along the James River, with the Mulberry Point Battery, on Mulberry Island, Warwick County ...
    • Contributor: Virginia. Engineer Dept - Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. Of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Plan of grounds at Fort Norfolk showing location of magazine pier, &c., June 30th, 1860 "Forwarded to Governor Letcher With Report and Inventory of Public Property at Norfolk and Portsmouth October 19, 1861, Wm. H. Peters, Commissioner." Peters' report is Document 40 in: Journals and papers of the Virginia State Convention of 1861, v. 3, Documents (JK3925 1861 .A25 1966). Also mentioned: Plan of harbor of Norfolk and Portsmouth, by Cassell (G3884 .N6S5 1861 .C3). Also shows, vegetation, vegetable ...
    • Contributor: Cassell, Charles E. - Browne, C.
    • Date: 1860
  • Map
    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 ...
    Map exhibiting the defences of the national capital and positions of the several divisions of the grand Union Army
    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 ...
    • Date: 1861
  • Map
    [Federal fortifications near Petersburg in the region of Fort Gregg]. Anonymous pen and ink manuscript map drawn on tracing linen showing Civil War fortifications, roads, railroads, rivers and vegetation. Drawn on a 1-inch grid. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Title from bibliography. Swem, E.G. Maps relating to Virginia, 1095 Available also through the Library of Congress ...
    • Date: 1864
  • Map
    Original formation of Union forces around Petersburg.
    Union forces around Petersburg
    Anonymous pen and ink manuscript map showing Civil War fortifications, roads, railroads, rivers and vegetation. Drawn on a 1-inch grid. Similar to no. 1095, Swem, E.G. Maps relating to Virginia. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster ...
    • Date: 1864