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    Panorama of the seat of war : bird's eye view of Texas and part of Mexico
    Bird's eye view of Texas and part of Mexico
    Shows the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico from "Littel [i.e., Little] Constance Bay," Louisiana to the Rio Grande. "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by John Bachmann ... Southern District of New York." LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 446.8 LC copy imperfect: Several mended tears. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Date: 1861
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    Guide leaflets for the tour of historic Civil War defenses, Washington D.C.
    Tour of the Civil War defenses of 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
    • Date: 1861

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    Encampment of U.St. troops at Newport News, Va., 1861 & 1862
    Encampment of United States troops at Newport News, Va., 1861 & 1862 | Encampment of U.S. troops at Newport News, Va., 1861 & 1862
    Bird's eye view. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 2001-31 CW3
    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co. - Bohn, Casimir
    • Date: 1862
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    Civil War Maps Brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman's Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts all available for the first ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Virginia Historical Society - Library of Virginia
    • Date: 1999

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    Panorama of the seat of war : bird's eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 2 Battle sites are noted by crossed swords. Another issue. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Includes distance table.
    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Date: 1861
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    Panorama of the seat of war. Birds eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 3 Battle sites are noted by crossed swords. This issue has clouds in the sky and smoke over the Manassas battlefield. Another issue. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Date: 1861
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    Panorama of the seat of war. Birds eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia
    Birds eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia
    Shows various Civil War fortifications (battle sites noted by crossed swords) and smoke over Manassas (Bull Run) vicinity. Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by John Bachmann ... Southern District of New York." Includes distance lists in lower margin. LC copy ...
    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Date: 1861
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    Panorama of the seat of war : bird's eye view of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia Battle sites are noted by crossed swords. Another issue. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. CW3
    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Date: 1861
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    Interesting bird's eye view of the seat of war. Showing parts of the states of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina; and also the coast line from Cape Henry to Fort Pickens, ... Scale not given. Title in braille LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 18.3 "The above bird's-eye view of the seat of war, shows the relative position of the important points embraced in all the great military operations now in progress on the Atlantic slope." Description of early events in the war and important places appears below panoramic map. Description derived from published bibliography. Available ...
    • Contributor: Winch, A.
    • Date: 1861
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    Panorama of the seat of war; birds eye view of North and South Carolina and part of Georgia. Perspective map not drawn to scale. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 304.6 Includes distance chart. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 651/1; 651/2; 651/3; 651/4
    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Date: 1861
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    Birds eye view of the seat of war. Arranged after the latest surveys, showing views of Washington, Baltimore, Harpers Ferry, Richmond, Manassas Junction, Ft. Monroe, Norfolk Harbor &c. their r.r. connections, & ... Not drawn to scale. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 14.9 "J. Haven, sole agent, 31 Exchange St." printed in the lower right margin. Panoramic map looking South from Baltimore to Cape Henry. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Louis Prang and Company
    • Date: 1861
  • Article
    Commercial Mapping - Civil War Maps - Digital Collections Throughout the American Civil War, commercial publishers in the North and to a lesser extent in the South produced countless maps for an eagerly awaiting public in need of up-to-date geographical information. Few families were without someone in the armed forces serving in a little-known place in the American South. Maps, therefore, were not only important sources of information, but also satisfied the patriotic ...
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    Map of the seat of war : to accompany the American Conflict Description derived from published bibliography. Insets: Map of the lower portion of Texas. 7 x 8 cm. - Map of the lower portion of Florida. 11 x 9 cm. Map of the southeastern United States showing battlefields, forts, infantry and calvary routes, towns, railroads, county and state boundaries, and rivers. Prepared to accompany Greeley, Horace. The American Conflict... Hartford, 1867. 2 v. Relief shown ...
    • Contributor: O.D. Case & Company - Stuart, Oliver J.
    • Date: 1868
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    View of Johnson's Island, near Sandusky City, O. Not drawn to scale. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 320 Perspective drawing showing fortifications, prison, buildings, and vegetation. Principal buildings are keyed by number to a list in the lower left corner. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Gould, Edward
    • Date: 1865
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    Civil War in America : Read's grand panoramic view of the free and confederated slave States of America : showing all the important cities, forts, harbours, rivers, railways &c. : from the ...
    Read's grand panoramic view of the free and confederated slave States of America
    Relief shown by shading and landform drawings. Includes text, notes, and population information. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: darkened, minor losses along vertical fold line, torn and repaired with staining along fold lines and edges on verso. CW3 Acquisitions control no. 2014-24.
    • Contributor: Read & Co. - Harrison
    • 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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    District of Columbia and the seat of war on the Potomac. Low-angle bird's-eye view. Shows cities of Washington and Alexandria in foreground. Includes index of military positions with regiment names. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 678 Stephenson. Cartography of northern Virginia, pl. 39 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. DCP
    • Contributor: Bohn, Casimir - E. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1861
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    Birds eye view of the Mississippi Valley from Cairo to the Gulf of Mexico Scale ca. 1:1,710,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 9 At top of map: The seat of war. This is a map and not a bird's-eye view. It covers Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, and parts of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Indian Territory, and Texas, and indicates forts, towns, rivers, roads, railroads, state boundaries, and relief by shading. Insets: Fort Pickens. 19 ...
    • Contributor: Couzens, M. K.
    • Date: 1861
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    [Map of the lower Potomac River showing picket lines, January 1862] Concerns Union and Confederate pickets positioned north and south around Pohick Church and Accotink in Fairfax County, Va., in January 1862. Includes a balloon pictured near Pohick Church and labelled as "Decr. 1861," but as noted in Sneden's diary text on pp. 374-376, he indicates that Professor Thaddeus S. C. Lowe also was using the surveillance hot-air balloons in the same area in January ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
  • Article
    Union Mapping - Civil War Maps - Digital Collections Federal military authorities were keenly aware that they were unprepared to fight a war on American soil. Any significant campaign into the seceding states could be successfully carried out only after good maps, based on reliable data from the field, had been prepared. Existing Federal mapping units, such as the Army's Corps of Topographical Engineers and Corps of Engineers, the Treasury Department's Coast Survey, ...
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    Atlas of the war of the Rebellion giving Union and Confederate armies by actual surveys by the Union and Confederate engineers, and approved by the officers in command, of all the maps ...
    Rebellion atlas
    Relief shown by contours, shading, and hachures on some maps. "This volume will contain over seven hundred maps, showing all the battle-fields from 1861-to 1865." "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1892, by J.A. Caldwell, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington." This atlas comprises the first 40 plates of the U.S. War Department's Atlas to Accompany the ...
    • Contributor: United States. War Department - Davis, George (George Breckenridge) - Cowles, Calvin D. (Calvin Duvall) - Caldwell, J. A. (John Alexander)
    • Date: 1892
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    Capture of Mobile, Alabama A regional view of Mobile and environs, encompassing Mobile, Blakely, Spanish Fort, Alabama City, Williamsburg, Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, and Fort Orwell. Also shows defenses of Mobile Bay, including use of torpedoes (mines), spikes, and sunken logs. The city of Mobile was abandoned by the Confederates on the night of April 11-20th, 1865.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    Thirty five miles around Richmond, Va. Description derived from published bibliography. Insets: Map of the city of Richmond, Va., from the U.S. Coast Survey map of 1860, with additions by Jed. Hotchkiss. . . . 1866. Scale ca. 1:52,000. 12 x 14 cm.-Map of the city of Petersburg, Va., from Lynch's map with the Confederate & Federal lines on the east from C.S. Engr. maps by Jed. Hotchkiss. Scale ca. ...
    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Date: 1867
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    McConnell's Historical maps of the United States
    Historical maps of the United States
    Wall maps. Relief shown by hachures. "On each map is a brief history of the period shown." "Copyright James McConnell"--On most maps. Publication date inferred from rubber-stamped date: Feb. 17, 1919. Sheet edges mounted on cloth backing. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Some maps include inset. Maps nos. 35, 36, 37, and 38 published separately in ...
    • Contributor: McConnell Map Co. - McConnell, James
    • Date: 1919