General nautical chart. Depths shown by soundings and contours. At head of title: A.D. Bache Supt. Copy 1 is hand col. in blue watercolor to show shallow waters, in red and black inks to show buoys, in pink ink... 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
Title.; On verso: May 1862, X. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 85, Folder 10.
On verso: Fotografia: Aubert y Cia. 2[superscript A] C. San Francisco, 7, Mexico. Title devised by Library staff. In album: Portraits of rulers, politicians ... relating to the reign of Emperor Maximilian of Me... more
Print shows Union troops spiking Confederate guns on Island No. 10 at night during a violent storm. Title from item. Caption continues: Spiking a Rebel battery by a detachment of National soldiers and sailors, ... more
Cartoon shows four tax collectors searching the home of an "American citizen," including under his wife's dress and under the children's bed; with the caption: "Scroggs says he is ready and willing to pay any a... 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
Drawing shows a large two-story house surrounded by a stone wall, the residence of the Governor of Iceland in the capitol city, Reykjavk. Taylor visited Iceland in 1862, perhaps en route to Russia.
Shows the names of some residents. At head of title: Chief Engineer's Office, D.N.V. Maj. W.H. Stevens Chief Eng. Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, sectioned in 2 and mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.),... more
Print shows a large squadron of battleships and ironclads entering the Mississippi River near the "Light-house of Southwest Pass"; some are identified as the "Colorado, 40 Guns", "Pensacola on the Bar", "Westfi... more
Decorative border. Inset maps: Rio de Janeiro--Pernambuco. Drawing of Harbor of Rio de Janeiro. Prime meridians Greenwich and Washington. Upper right margin: 62. Available also through the Library of Congress ... more
Includes General Burnside holding the hill, attack by General Franklin, and General McClellan to the rescue. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1862 Oct. 4, p. 632-633.
Photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy -- the Federal Navy, 1861-1865.
Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in pencil J. Griswold [?]. Notation on verso: HWM1.1.3. Also: P.49-TL. Gift ; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation ; 2010 ; (DLC/PP-201... 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
Shows the area surrounding Harper's Ferry, W. Va., at the intersection of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers as the Confederate forces under Jackson began their assault, Sept. 12-15, 1862.
Photograph shows reproduction of drawing, probably by Larkin Goldsmith Mead, of a grave and a tree engraved "Corp. Jas. Bryant, Co. E 1st N.Y.A. died June 3rd 62." Drawing probably made by Larkin Goldsmith Mead... more
Cartoon contrasting man in fine military uniform and soldier in tattered clothing in front of horse labeled "C.S.A.". Illus. from Harper's Weekly, 1862.
Illustrates the path McClellan's troops took in August 1862 after their July encampment at Harrison's Landing ended. The 1st Corps under Fitz-John Porter, the 6th Corps under Sedgwick, and the 4th Corps under ... more
Print shows receipt for donation of $20.00 from Master George Morton Moore to Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital in Philadelphia; decorated border shows soldiers marching past saloon and hospital a... more
Relief shown by hachures. In upper lefthand corner: 211, L. Sheet 5. In lower righthand corner: Transferred from Office of Chf. Engr., Defenses of Washington, to Engr. Dept., Jan'y 1866. Shows roads, drainage, ... more