Shows the fort, town of Dover, fortifications, "Enemies' tents", "Enemies' log huts", woods, and areas of fallen timber. Relief shown by hachures and form lines. At lower right in handwriting: Engr. Dept. July ... more
Shows the fortifications of the Union and Confederate forces on opposite sides of the Warwick River in Warwick County [now city of Newport News], Va., at the time of the engagement Lee's Mill, also known as Bur... more
Photoprint by Francis Frith. Illus. in: Francis Frith, Lower Egypt and Thebes, 1862(?). This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Egypt Antiquites; Ph. Ind.
Shows Fort Donelson, town of Dover, "Reported battery on Jackson's Hill", obstructions on the Cumberland River, and mortar boats below the obstructions. Relief shown by form lines. At lower right in handwriting... more
Map shows the area surrounding Falls Church in Fairfax County, Va. The Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad is also indicated. Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces. NOTE: Researchers will... more
Shows drainage, roads, railraods, dwellings with names of inhabitants, churches, "Buell's landing," "Battleground, 6th and 7th of Apr., 1862," and location of Buell's various headquarters, numbered I through VI... more
U.S. revenue cutter AIKEN, captured by Confederate and re-named PETREL, being sunk by U.S. frigate St. Lawrence, 1861 Steel engraving by Robert Hinshelwood, b. 1812; after painting(?) by Paul Manzoni, copyright... more
Scale ca. 1:3,120,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 25.7 "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861 by J. H. Colton." "Explanations" (i.e., legend) is pasted over the bottom margin. Map is colored t... more
Photograph shows Private E.T. Avory standing with bayoneted rifle. No. B959. Title from item. Date based on 22nd NY history. Identification of photographer and soldier from same photograph in National Archives.... more
Concerns the Battle of Williamsburg, Va., which was part of the Peninsula Campaign, March-June 1862. NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image. Original scrapbook housed in the ... more
Scale 1:84,480 ("3/4 of an inch = one mile"). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 299.8 From U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the W... more
View of the remains of two colossuses and sphinx that may have stood at the head of a walkway. Signed, dated, and numbered on glass plate. Published in: Upper Egypt and Ethiopia / Francis Frith. London : Willia... more
No. 1292. Title from item. Alternate title, photographer, and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller, published by the Center for Civil W... more
Ref. copy. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 6, (1862 February 22), p. 124. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Mex Hist 1862; France Hist 1862.
Scale ca. 1:73,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 549 From Century illustrated monthly magazine, v. 30, July 1885. p. 470. Brigades and batteries are identified and keyed by numbers and letters to the map. Gives... more
Banknote showing an explorer, possibly Columbus, a woman holding dividers to a globe, and the head of a woman with grapes in her hair.
Photograph shows a woman with two Union soldiers in front of the seminary which was headquarters for the Army of the Potomac. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.
Layout of "Camp Misery," a Confederate fort on the Virginia Peninsula located in a swampy area on the Ship Point road. The camp was evacuated on April 5th, 1862, as Union forces began their siege of Yorktown.
Handwritten envelope addressed to Ruth Elizabeth (neé Sherrill) Chenault; bears 10-cent stamp. Title devised by Library staff. Probably from her husband, Captain William W. Chenault of Company I, 49th North Car... more
Regional map of the lower Potomac River in Virginia, including Alexandria and Fairfax Court House. The Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad is also indicated.
Shows the area of Sudley Springs, Va., to the north and Bethlehem Church to the south. The location of Warrenton Turnpike and Manassas Gap Railroad is also indicated.
Colonel David Fry and Union men grouped around American flag to pledge their allegiance to the Union, during plot to burn Confederate bridge, Tennessee. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1862 March 29, p. 193.