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    Plan of the attack on Ft. Sumter, April 6th, 1863. Map shows a regional view of Charleston Harbor including Confederate fortifications and Union naval vessels. This April 1863 atttack by Union ironclads was unsuccessful.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-04-06
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    Plan von dem Haven und der Gegend von Charles Town in South Carolina ... Sept. 1782 Scale ca. 1:250,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Depths shown by soundings. Shows location of batteries, guard houses, etc. Includes "Explication." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1567 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 651/3
    • Contributor: Matthae, A.
    • Date: 1782
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    Copy of the plot of the city of Beaufort, South Carolina Scale not given. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 368a.2 Includes index of military hospitals and col. ill. of "Chief Office." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2; 650/3
    • Contributor: Schelten
    • Date: 1860
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    Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel batteries. Scale 1:30,000. Another issue. Shows roads, railroads, houses, vegetation, a street plan of Charleston, drainage, soundings, and shoals. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 381 Overprinted to show 1/4-mile concentric circles centered on St. Michaels, Charleston; positions occupied by the Union Army and Navy; "Rebel batteries in possession of National forces [and] batteries still held by the Rebels [on] Sept. 7th 1863." Union positions ...
    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Date: 1863
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    Map of Charleston Harbor showing Union and Rebel Batteries &c. Septr. 1863. Map shows the location of Union and Confederate fortifications on James, Sullivan, Block and Morris islands at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, S.C. In July 1863, Union generals Gillmore and Dahlgren hoped to take Fort Wagner, on Morris Island in Charleston Harbor, in order to gain a vantage point from which to launch an attack on the city of Charleston. Strongly defended by the ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
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    Genl. Q. A. Gillmore's line of earthworks in front of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 1863 Map depicts the siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Details include the locations of swamps, marshes, and sand ridges, and the elaborate earthworks and trenches constructed by Union troops under Gen. Q. A. Gillmore as they prepared to lay siege to the fort.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
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    Fortifications around Charleston, H.B. ... "Reduced from the Coast Survey Chart." Dated: "Charleston, Oct 23rd, 1863." Shows approximate distances between batteries. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. source unknown; Oct. 2003, Map Cataloging Team. Civil War project no.: lva00154. Conservation: ...
    • Contributor: Ruffin, Edmund
    • Date: 1863
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    Rebel defences [sic] of Charleston Harbor, S.C., December 11th, 18[64] Outlines the harbor of Charleston, S.C., beginning with the convergence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers and continuing to the Atlantic Ocean. Sneden traveled through the harbor on a Confederate steamer on December 11 headed for exchange and gives in this map a detailed picture of the many Confederate forts and batteries along the harbor as well as all types of vessels, especially noting ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864-11-11
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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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    Sketch showing position of besieging batteries. [Fort Sumter] April 12-13, 1861 Scale ca. 1:30,800. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 386.5 From U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, in two volumes. Supplemental to Senate report no. 142, 38th Congress, 2d session (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1866). v. 2, fol. p. 8. Accompanies "Report of Major General J. G. Foster, ...
    • Contributor: Foster, John G. (John Gray) - Foster, John G.
    • Date: 1861
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    Sketch of sea coast of South Carolina and Georgia from Bull's Bay to Ossabaw Sound Scale 1:200,000. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Hand colored. Oriented with north toward the upper right. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 363 From the papers of Joseph Roswell Hawley. LC copy annotated in ink in cover. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of "References" to Civil War engagements. AACR2
    • Contributor: Lindenkohl, A. - Molitor, E. - Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell) - United States Coast Survey
    • Date: 1863
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    South-Carolina and parts adjacent, shewing the movements of the American and British armies. Shows troop movements during 1781. Also covers southcentral North Carolina. Relief shown by hachures. From David Ramsay's History of the Revolution of South Carolina, 1785. Prime meridian: Charleston (S.C.) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Ramsay, David
    • Date: 1781
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    Map of the seat of war, in South Carolina, and Georgia. Description derived from published bibliography. Inset: Portion of Georgia [around Savannah]. Uncolored. Scale not given. 11 x 17 cm. Shows coastal area from Georgetown, South Carolina, to Savannah, Georgia, and territory inland as far north as Kingstree, South Carolina, to Orangeburgh, South Carolina. Gives the location of forts and shows coastal shoals, drainage, roads, railroads, ferries, bridges, dwellings with names of inhabitants, churches, and ...
    • Contributor: Evans & Cogswell
    • Date: 1861
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    The Rebel defences [sic] of Charleston, S.C., December 1864 Shows in detail the Confederate forts along the Ashley and Cooper rivers, as well as obstructions in Charleston Harbor. Also shows the burned district of Charleston, where Union prisoners of war were kept within range of Union guns.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864
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    Attack on Ft. Pulaski Savannah, Georgia, April 1862. Shows a section of the Savannah River with Long Island (containing an unnamed Confederate battery) and Cockspur Island (containing Fort Pulaski). Also shows the Union position on Big Tybee Island.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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    General map of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, showing rebel defences and obstructions Depths shown by gradient tints. Shows location of sunken ships. Printed in upper left margin: 39th Cong. 1st Sess. --- Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 370.1 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Willenb├╝cher, Eugene - Boutelle, C. O. (Charles Otis) - Krebs, Charles G.
    • Date: 1865
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    [Roads and country that Col. Campbell marched thro'--Ebenezer to Augusta in Georgia. Scale ca. 1:175,000. Title in part from accompanying manuscript text. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Hand colored. Shows roads parallel to the Savannah River. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1573 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: Campbell, Archibald
    • Date: 1779
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    Plan of Genl Q. A. Gillmore's position on Morris Island, Charleston S.C. Shows the progression of earthworks constructed to allow Union forces to approach Fort Wagner. Gillmore's troops reached the ditch surrounding the fort on September 6. The Confederate forces abandoned the fort during the night.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
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    Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel batteries. Scale ca. 1:30,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 382 Another issue. Shows roads, railroads, houses, vegetation, a street plan of Charleston, drainage, soundings, and shoals. Enlarged issue covering all of James Island and indicating 1/2-mile concentric circles centered on St. Michaels, Charleston, "first [and] second line[s] of Rebel defences," positions occupied by the Union Army and Navy, and "Rebel batteries in possession [of] ...
    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey
    • Date: 1863
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    The Rebel defences [sic] of Savannah, Georgia, Nov. 1864. Includes Confederate fortifications and batteries in and around Savannah, Ga., during Sherman's March to the Sea, also referred to as the Savannah Campaign of 15 November to 21 December 1864. Sneden includes Argyle Island in the Savannah River, past the city to Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island, and Big and Little Tybee islands, where Union forces were located in November 1864.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864
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    Map showing route taken by U.S. prisoners of war, Feby. 1864, when sent from Richmond, Va., to Andersonville, Georgia. Depicts railroad lines from Raleigh, N.C., through South Carolina and Georgia, highlighting in purple ink the particular train route Sneden took as a prisoner.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1864
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    Plan de la ville de Charlestown, de ses retranchements et du siege faits par les Anglois en 1780. Scale ca. 1:10,320. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Includes text. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1560 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1
    • Date: 1780
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    E. & G. W. Blunt's map of Charleston and vicinity. Scale ca. 1:151,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 369 Indicates fortifications, roads, railroads, towns, street pattern of Charleston, drainage, vegetation, and ship channels. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: E. & G.W. Blunt (Firm)
    • Date: 1862
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    The Rebel defences of Charleston Harbor S.C., August 1863 Map shows Charleston, S.C., the Confederate forts, the Union works surrounding Fort Wagner and the position of the Union monitor fleet in the harbor off of the coast. This view shows the Union attacks on Confederate fortifications lining the harbor, and on the city itself. The locations of artillery batteries and their ranges and targets are indicated.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
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    Charleston Harbor S.C. Bombardment of Fort Sumter. Regional view of Charleston Harbor showing the city of Charleston on the Ashley and Cooper rivers, Castle Pinckney on Shute's Folly Island, Pleasantville and Mt. Pleasant Battery, Mechanicsville and batteries on Sullivan's Island, and the Morris and James island batteries, and their distances from Fort Sumter. Shipping channels and the U.S. warships and supply fleet are also noted.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861