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Maps Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864.

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Title
Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864.
Summary
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 planned for July 12 was postponed and then abandoned. Settling for several skirmishes near Fort Stevens, and burning the house of Montgomery Blair (Lincoln's Postmaster General), the Confederates withdrew the night of July 12th and recrossed the Potomac at Leesburg.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1864-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Blair, Montgomery,--1813-1883--Homes and haunts
-  Early, Jubal Anderson,--1816-1894
-  Maryland Campaign, 1864
-  Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Washington (D.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--District of Columbia--Washington
-  United States--Maryland
-  Maryland Campaign
Notes
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 218).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 25.5 x 28 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00256
Online Format
image

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00256/. (Accessed August 26, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1864) Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00256/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00256/>.