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    Map of the seat of war, positions of the rebel forces, batteries, entrenchments, and encampments in Virginia-the fortifications for the protection of Richmond Scale ca. 1:800,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 450.3 Includes a mileage table. Reference is made in the lower margin to the "battle of Bull's [sic] Run, fought on Sunday, the 21st July [1861], about 22,000 unionists and about 60,000 rebels were in the engagement." An earlier version of this map was published in the morning edition of the New York Herald, June ...
    • Date: 1861
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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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    Sea coast defences. Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 365 Confederate imprint. Suggested "system of defence for smaller ports and inlets" in South Carolina, signed "G.M." and illustrated by a plan of a fort. Gabriel Manigault (1809-1888) was the author of a "Letter Addressed to Governor M. L. Bonham, of South Carolina, on the Defences of Charleston" (1863) Description derived from published bibliography. Available ...
    • Contributor: Manigault, Gabriel E. (Gabriel Edward) - Manigault, Gabriel E.
    • Date: 1861
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    Plan of Forts Green, Laurence & Swift and lines of intrenchments constructed in the vicinity of Brooklyn for the defence of the city of New York. Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Oriented with north to the upper right. Handwritten annotation on recto: No. 39. "Office of Chief of Engineers, War Department. 58510 6199" on verso. Minimal level cataloging record. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: United States. War Department. Office of the Chief of Engineers
    • Date: 1814
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    Rebel defences, Mobile, Alabama, occupied by Union forces under Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby comdg. Scale ca. 1:18,200. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 108 From 39th Cong., 1st Sess. [1866]-Report of the Chief Engineer, U.S.A. No. 9. Map shows the three lines of fortifications constructed in 1862, 1863, and 1864, streets, "Mobile and Ohio Rail Road," vegetation, drainage, and relief by hachures. Most of the streets are not named. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the ...
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Date: 1866
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    New defenses erected at Centreville, Virginia Originally built by the Confederates and used for winter quarters in 1861-1862, the defenses around Centreville were also used by the Union Army to cover the retreat back to Washington after both 1st and 2nd Bull Run. When Lee began concentrating his forces around Culpeper in July 1863, and Meade, not to be outdone, moved his army to a position opposite them along the ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
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    Defences of Charleston, South Carolina Scales 1:2000 and 1:4000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 384.8 From Message of the President of the United States, and accompanying documents, to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the first session of the thirty-ninth Congress.-Report of the Secretary of the Navy (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1865). fol. p. 256. At head of title: U.S. Coast survey. "No. 4" is ...
    • Contributor: Willenb├╝cher, Eugene
    • Date: 1865
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    Sketch plan of Columbiad Battery, Fort Holt, Ky. [opposite Cairo, Ill.]. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. "Engr. Dept., July 18/64. Recd. with Gen. Cullum's letter of the 16th inst. (C5621)." Stamped on verso: By transfer, Chief Engineers Office, War Department. Imperfect: Brittle, torn, missing small sections along sheet edges. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 220 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Cullum, George W. (George Washington)
    • Date: 1860
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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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    Map of the rebel fortifications at Columbus, Ky.
    Rebel fortifications at Columbus, Ky.
    Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Finished manuscript map of Columbus and vicinity, Ky., displaying roads, city streets without names, buildings, drainage, some vegetation, "Mobile and Ohio R.R.," and the location of "abattis or felled trees" which obstructed the approaches to the fortifications. In the lower right corner: Engr. Dept. July 18/64. Recd. with Gen. Cullum's letter of the 16th inst. (C.5621). LC ...
    • Contributor: Cullum, George W. (George Washington) - Cullum, George W.
    • Date: 1862
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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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    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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    Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads
    Military map of N.E. Virginia
    Also shows rural householders' names, railroads, vegetation, marsh areas, and street pattern of Washington, D.C. and Alexandria. Covers Washington D.C. metropolitan area. In left upper margin: 39th Cong. 1st Sess.--Report of the Chief Engineer U.S.A. In right upper margin: No. 1. Includes note and coat of arms below title. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings and isolines. This item is in the ...
    • Contributor: United States. War Dept. Engineer Bureau - United States. Congress - Bowen & Co.
    • Date: 1865
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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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    Sketch of Charleston Harbor Scale ca. 1:70,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 385 Shows fortifications, street pattern of Charleston, vegetation, and a few soundings. Insets: Castle Pinckney. 7 x 5 cm-Fort Sumpter [sic]. 7 x 6 cm-Fort Moultrie. 5 x 6 cm. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Williams, W. A.
    • Date: 186?
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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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    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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    Richmond and its defences. Constructed and engraved to illustrate "The war with the South" Scale ca. 1:90,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 640.4 From Tomes, Robert. The war with the South. New York, Virtue & Yorston, 1862-1867. v. 2, between p. 236 and 237. Signed (facsimile): Charles: Sholl, Topl. Engineer. "Entered according to act of Congress AD. 1863 by Virtue, Yorston & Co." Caption in lower margin: A topographical map of Richmond and its vicinity, showing all ...
    • Contributor: Sholl, Charles
    • Date: 1863
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    Capture of forts [sic] ... Donelson, Tennessee By U.S. Grant, January 1862. This map shows the area surrounding Fort Donelson, Tenn., including the Cumberland River, the town of Dover, and Fort Henry Road, and includes the locations of confederate earthworks as well as roads, buildings, woods, and creeks.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1862
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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
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    Plan of approaches to the Vicksburg Mine. Shows Brig. Genl. Hickenlooper's design for the trenches approaching Vicksburg, Miss., for the placement of the explosives detonated on 25 June.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863-07-01
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    Plan e : [map showing two blockhouses between "Turn Pike Road" and "bridge," Alexandria, Virginia]. Shows defenses of Washington situated between Little River Turnpike (Duke Street) and the Telegraph Road bridge crossing Cameron Run. Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Pen-and-ink and pencil. Includes profile. In lower right corner: P. In upper left corner: 211, L. Sheet 13. In lower right corner: Transferred from Office of Chf. Engr., Defenses of Washington, to Engr. Dept.-1866. Stamped on verso: By ...
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Date: 1861
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    Military maps of the war of the Rebellion-miscellaneous, [1865-1879]. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 100 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights on some maps. Depths shown by contours on some maps. Title from cover (on mounted label). Maps dated from 1865 to 1879. Bound collection of maps presented to the Library of Congress by ...
    • Contributor: United States. War Department - Townsend, C. McD. (Curtis McDonald)
    • Date: 1879

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    Map of a reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia showing the positions and lines of defence on the north front of the city Topographic map of the northern part of Philadelphia County and small adjacent part of Montgomery County showing proposed 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-order Civil War batteries. Signed in handwriting: George Davidson, Asst. Engr. Fortifications. Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors. Former ownership rubber-stamping below title: U.S.C. & G. Survey, Library and Archives, no. 127. "No. 2865X" and "854W 1863" (former Coast Survey numbers) handwritten in ...
    • Contributor: United States Coast Survey - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - Davidson, George
    • Date: 1863
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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