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Map Fort Lyon, near Alexandria, Virginia

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  • 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.


  • Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.

Created / Published

  • [1861-1865]


  • -  Fortification--United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • -  Alexandria (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  Fort Lyon (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  United States--Virginia--Alexandria
  • -  United States--Virginia--Fort Lyon


  • -  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color 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. 45).
  • -  Manuscripts


  • 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 21 x 35 cm.


  • Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau

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Chicago citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. Fort Lyon, near Alexandria, Virginia. [to 1865, 1861] Map.

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1861) Fort Lyon, near Alexandria, Virginia. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. Fort Lyon, near Alexandria, Virginia. [to 1865, 1861] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.