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    Topographical map of the approaches and defences of Knoxville, E. Tennessee, shewing the positions occupied by the United States & Rebel forces during the siege Annotated in blue ink to show Union lines, in red ink to show Rebel lines, and blue and red ink to show lines of Union forces captured by the Rebels. Relief shown by hachures, contours, and spot heights. From the Orlando M. Poe papers in LC Manuscript Division. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 427.1, S167 LC copy annotated in ink at head of...
    • Contributor: Rockwell, Cleveland - Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe) - Talcott, R. H.
    • Date: 1864
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    Map of the seat of war Covers Virginia and Maryland and portions of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. Shows some fortifications. Relief shown by hachures. Sewn on to and mounted on cloth backing. "Entered by Evans & Cogswell according of the act of Congress of the Confederate States in the Clerks Office of the Distr. Court of the District of South Carolina." Confederate imprint. Includes inset. Available also...
    • Contributor: Evans & Cogswell
    • Date: 1861
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    Civil War defenses of Washington, hiking and biking trail guide : Washington, DC Shows existing and planned trails connecting the former Civil War forts in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area; also shows designated national park lands and other parks. "Some trails ... to be completed in June 2011." Relief shown by shading. Title from panel and from upper margin. Includes text and inset of Potomac River estuary south of Alexandria (Va.). Text, "Plan of Fort Totten earthworks",...
    • Contributor: United States. National Park Service
    • Date: 2011
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    Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows forts and batteries in the District of Columbia and immediate vicinity. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. LC copy annotated in black ink and colored inks to show troop positions and engagements. Annotated in black ink on verso: Major General Sigel to Colonel L.P. di Cesnola, Chantilly, Novbr. 1862. Bookplate of "Palma di...
    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (Joseph)
    • Date: 1862
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    Sumpter Prison, Andersonville, Georgia, June 1864 Shows the prison with wooden fence, 18 guard towers, the famous "deadline," the north and south gates, Sweetwater Creek, "Valley of Death," fortification, batteries, and cook house. He depicts overcrowding by a blizzard of tiny dots everywhere, writing the dots stand for "Union soldiers." Date written on map: June 1863 with penciled 4 over the 3. Pen-and-ink on blue tinted note paper. Purchase, James...
    • Contributor: Caulfield, Patt
    • Date: 1864
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    Petersburg Shows fortifications and names of some residents. Official [signed] N. Michler, Major [of Engrs.]. LC copy annotated in pen-and-ink, watercolor, crayon and pencil to show picket lines of the 2nd, 5th, and 6th Union corps situated between Fort Wadsworth and Billup's P.O. on the Weldon and Petersburg R.R. "Gilbert Thompson" stamped on lower right corner, annotated in pencil. Sun print. LC Civil War maps...
    • Contributor: United States. Army of the Potomac. Engineer Department - Michler, N. (Nathaniel)
    • Date: 1864
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    [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?
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    Surveys of the military defences, vicinity of Washington, D.C. Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Depth shown by contours and soundings. Pen-and-ink over pencil grid on tracing cloth, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H110 Includes an index to public buildings in Washington. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Date: 1862
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    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
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    Map of the city of Richmond shewing its defences. Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and watercolor on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H177 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 69.
    • Date: 1864
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    Topographical map, 1st Brigade, defenses north of Potomac, Washington, D.C. "1st September 1863." Relief shown by contours. Some buildings, lot lines, householders' names, forts, and vegetation. Covers environs of Forts De Russy, Stevens, Slocum, Totten, Slemmer, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Thayer, Lincoln, and Batteries Sill and Jameson. India and red inks. Lacking edge and internal sections, assembled to 1 sheet, sectioned to 4 sheets, and mounted on cloth backing. Includes notes and 2 scale graphs....
    • Contributor: Hodasevich, R. A.
    • Date: 1863
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    Map of Richmond, Virginia...1863. Identifies Confederate prisons, forts, and hospitals in Richmond, Va.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
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    Bacon's new army map of the seat of war in Virginia, showing the battle fields, fortifications, etc., on & near the Potomac River Scale ca. 1:180,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 452 Map of northeast Virginia, Washington, D.C., and part of Maryland showing the location and date of engagements, battles in which cannons were used, country names and boundaries, roads, railroads, towns, drainage, hachures, and a few soundings in the Potomac River. Positions held by Union and Confederate forces are marked by flags. Description derived from...
    • Contributor: Bacon & Co.
    • Date: 1862
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    Plan of a fort opposite Paducah, Ky. Shows the environs of the proposed fort in Massac County, Illinois. In the lower right corner: Engr. Dept., July 18/64. recd. with Gen. Cullum's letter of the 16th inst. (C. 5621). Pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 224 Includes a map of Paducah, Ky. Copy imperfect: Part of map in lower left missing Available also through the Library of Congress...
    • Date: 1864
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    Map of vicinity of Richmond Shows fortifications and names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and pencil (some col.) on tracing linen, sectioned in 2, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H176 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In lower left corner: Gen. R.E. Lee's. In pencil on verso: 62. At head of title: Chief Engineer's Office, D.N.V....
    • Contributor: Campbell, Albert H. (Albert Henry) - Gilmer, Jeremy Francis - Campbell, Albert H.
    • Date: 1864
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    Map of the defences [sic] of Richmond, Va., April 1865. Portrays 23 numbered forts around the city of Richmond, which includes the following named forts, Johnson, Magruder, and Harrison.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1865
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    Chattanooga Tenn. 1863 Sketch map showing fortifications, Union/Confederate picket lines, rifle pits, "Rebel camp[s]", roads, railroads, and streams. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Pen-and-ink (brown/red/blue). Mounted on paper backing. Watermark: Franklin Mills. Imperfect: Trimmed at top, laminated. Includes index of fort names. Label with the figure "8" affixed to recto at lower right. Printed map of Chickamauga vicinity by G.E. Dolton, Oct. 12, 1893, pasted...
    • Contributor: Blakeslee, G. H. - Dolton, G. E. (George E.)
    • Date: 1863
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    Map of fortifications and defenses of Washington. In left lower margin: Taken from a map issued by the War Department in 1865. In left upper margin: Appendix A. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 682 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. DCP
    • Contributor: Hodasevich, R. A. - United States. War Department
    • Date: 1865
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    Map illustrating the defence [sic] of Savannah, Ga. and the operations resulting in its capture by the army commanded by Maj. Genl. W.T. Sherman, Dec. 21st, 1864 Shows fortifications, headquarters, and location and dates of battles. Relief shown by hachures. Gift; Miss Eleanor Sherman Fitch; July 7, 1942. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S189, 208 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Insets of fortifications: Works at the eastern point of Whitmarsh Island -- Fort Thunderbolt -- Bastion on the line of defence [sic]...
    • Contributor: Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe) - American Photo-Lithographic Company - Poe, O. M.
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    Charleston and its defences. Scale ca. 1:52,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 374.5 From The Philadelphia Inquirer, Saturday, April 11, 1863, p. 1. Map indicates forts, batteries, obstructions, and torpedoes (i.e., mines) Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Philadelphia Inquirer (Firm)
    • Date: 1863
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    Map shewing the position of the lines in front of Petersburg, Va., occupied by the 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, April 1st 1865 Scale ca. 1:16,700. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 607 Detailed map giving fortifications, picket lines, "Rebel chevaux de-frise," "Union abattis," "covered ways," roads, railroads, drainage, and vegetation. Each regiment of the 1st Division is identified, and the section of the line entrusted to it is delineated by broken lines. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site...
    • Contributor: McCallum, Andrew
    • Date: 1865
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    Military maps illustrating the operations of the armies of the Potomac and James against Richmond, May 4th, 1864 to April 9th, 1865 : including battlefields of the Wilderness, Totopotomoy, North Anna, Spottsylvania, ... Shows fortifications and troop movement. Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 517 Some sheets have the map title, border, and names of the surveyor added. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy: Unbound. Sun print with red, blue and black pen-and-ink and pencil annotations. Mounted on cloth.
    • Contributor: United States. War Department. Corps of Engineers - United States. Army of the Potomac - United States. Army of the James
    • Date: 1867

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    Map of the environs of Washington : compiled from Boschkes' map of the District of Columbia and from surveys of the U.S. Coast Survey showing the line of the defences of Washington ... Shows buildings, rural property lines, householders' names, and vegetation. Relief shown by contours and hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. India ink, col. ink, and col. wash. Northern section is printed map with ms. annotation. Remainder is completely ms. Originally drawn on 4 sheets, assembled to 1 sheet, and sectioned to 6 parts. On verso on label affixed to cloth backing: No. 187....
    • Contributor: Barnard, J. G. (John Gross) - Boschke, A. - United States Coast Survey - Barnard, J. G.
    • Date: 1865
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    Map of the Confederate lines from Fort Gregg to Mrs. Price's : [Virginia] Relief shown by hachures. Shows portions of the fortifications of Richmond. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 630 Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on paper. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Hoffmann, J. Paul
    • Date: 186?
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    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