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    Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., 11th & 12th July 1864. Map shows the location of Union fortifications around Washington, D.C., and the presence of Confederate forces under Gordon, Ramseur and Rhodes poised on the outskirts of the city.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864-07-11
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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 Alexandria, Virginia] Illustrates Alexandria's central position in the defense of Washington, where at least 12 outlying forts surrounded the city. Military camps of various Union officers such as Samuel Peter Heintzelman are indicated on this map.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington Shows forts and batteries in the District of Columbia and immediate vicinity. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. "Additions & corrections for Rappahannock and Rapid Ann Rivers and their vicinity ..." added to data used in compilation. Mounted on cloth backing. Includes "Data used in compilation," table of "Elevations above tide water," and "Geological ...
    • Contributor: United States. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J. (Joseph)
    • Date: 1862
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    [Map of the fortifications within the District of Columbia]. Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Shows buildings within city limits. Shows lot lines and householders' names in rural areas. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Annotated in brown ink: Furnished for the use of the Office of the General of Ordnance by command of M.G. McClellan, J.N. Macomb Lt. Col. & A.D. Camp Chf. T.E. Army of Potomac, ...
    • Contributor: United States. Army of the Potomac - McClellan, George (George Brinton)
    • Date: 1862
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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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    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
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    Hill no. 3 opposite Fort Maha[n] : [Washington D.C.]. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Black ink, red ink, and lead pencil. Mounted on cloth backing. At lower right: 211, L. Sheet 10. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Date: 1860
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    Map of the defences of Washington. Relief shown by hachures. In lower margin below title: (From Atlas accompanying Official Records). LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 682.5 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined, mounted on cloth backing, and annotated in pencil in lower margin: Atlas, v. 2, pl. XXXIX, no. 1. DCP
    • Date: 1865
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    Defenses of Washington, extract of military map of N.E. Virginia : showing forts and roads Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also shows woods and householders' names in rural areas. In lower left corner: Accompanying report of Brig. Gen. Richard Delafield ... dated October 30, 1865, series III. From: Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Washington, 1891-1895, plate 89, map 1. In lower right corner: See Atlas, Plates VII. and VIII. ...
    • Contributor: United States. War Department. Engineer Bureau - Delafield, Richard - United States. Government Printing Office
    • Date: 1865
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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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    Civil War defenses of Washington : Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.
    Circle of forts, city of trees
    Shows existing and former Civil War forts/batteries and present-day roadways in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. "*GPO: 2010--641-603." Relief shown by shading. Title from panel. Includes text and col. ill. Text, aerial view of earthen "Fort Foote", and. ill. (some col.) on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP
    • Contributor: United States. National Park Service
    • Date: 2010
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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 of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington Accompanied by sheet: Presented to Brig. Genl. S. Williams, A.A. Genl. Hd. Qrs. Army, by order of Maj. Genl. McClellan, Comd. in Chf. U.S.A. [signed] A.W. Whipple, Maj. T.E. [1] leaf ; 21 x 13 cm. At head of title: Surveys for military defences. Includes "Data used in compilation," table of "Elevations above tide water," and "Geological profile of Loudoun County." Mounted on cloth ...
    • Contributor: United States. War Dept. Corps of Topographical Engineers - McDowell, Irvin - Schedler, J.
    • Date: 1862
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    Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads. Covers Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Eastern corner of D.C. ca. 7 cm. within map area. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also shows rural householders' names and vegetation. Includes note and coat of arms below title. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 687 LC copy 1 halved and mounted on cloth backing. LC copy 2 brittle, missing large sections along margins, and ...
    • Contributor: United States. War Department. Engineer Bureau
    • Date: 1865
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    [Topographic map of the vicinity of Fort Slocum, Washington D.C.]. Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Shows householders' names. In upper left sheet corner: Transf'd from Office of Chf. Engr. Defenses of Washington, to Engr. Dept.--1866. India ink and violet wash. Fold-lined and torn. In left upper margin: 211, L. Sheet 18. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 691.4 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Date: 1860
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    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
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    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
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    Map of n. eastern Virginia and vicinity of Washington Scale 1:63,360. Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 470 Another edition. Mounted on cloth. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers
    • Date: 1862
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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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    War map, showing the vicinities of Baltimore & Washington, Scale ca. 1:450,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 241.5 "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by G. M. Hopkins." General map of eastern and central Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Hopkins, Griffith Morgan
    • Date: 1861
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    Army map of the seat of war in Virginia, showing the battle fields, fortification, etc. on & near the Potomac River Scale ca. 1:183,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 448 Map of the Potomac River and vicinity from Harpers Ferry to Swan Point showing towns, roads, railroads, names and boundaries of counties, drainage, and relief by hachures. Principal Union and Confederate positions are marked by small flags or underlined in blue and red respectively. List of 33 forts defending Washington is in the right ...
    • Contributor: Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough
    • Date: 1861
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    Map showing positions of Union and Rebel forces Septr 1861. Depicts the area between Lewinsville, in Fairfax County, and Georgetown in the north, and Alexandria in the south. The location of the Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad is also indicated.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    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
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    Army map of the seat of war in Virginia, showing the battle fields, fortifications, etc. on & near the Potomac River. Scale ca. 1:183,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 455 Map of the Potomac River and vicinity from Harpers Ferry to Swan Point showing towns, roads, railroads, names and boundaries of counties, drainage, and relief by hachures. Principal Union and Confederate positions are marked by small flags or underlined in blue and red respectively. List of 34 forts defending Washington is in the lower ...
    • Contributor: Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough
    • Date: 1862