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A plan of Fort St. Louis, St. Joseph, St. Jago & of St. Philip scituated at ye entrance of Cartagena Harbour or Boca-Chica with ye parts adjacent and also of the attacks made against the said forts /

A plan of Fort St. Louis, St. Joseph, St. Jago & of St. Philip scituat...

In lower margin: To his grace Iohn Duke of Montagu, this plan is most humbly dedicated by his graces, most dutifull & most obedient servant, Iohn Thomas. Oriented with north to the left. Pen-and-ink and waterco... more

A new & accurate map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands, taken from an actual survey; wherein the errors of former charts are corrected. An accurate map of the island of St. Christopher, vulgarly called S. Kits, containing all the towns, parishes, forts &c.

A new & accurate map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands, taken from an ac...

Scale ca. 1:95,000 and ca. 1:110,000. Relief shown pictorially. "No. 64." From the author's A complete atlas or distinct view of the known world. 1752. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 2147 Available also t... more

A new map of Jamaica; in which the several towns, forts, and settlements, are accurately laid down as well as ye situations & depts. of ye most noted harbours & anchoring places ...

A new map of Jamaica; in which the several towns, forts, and settlemen...

Scale ca. 1:250,000. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1916 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. "I. Bayly, sculp."... more

A new and accurate map of the English empire in North America: Representing their rightful claim as confirm'd by charters, and the formal surrender of their Indian friends; likewise the encroachments of the French, with the several forts they have unjustly erected therein.

A new and accurate map of the English empire in North America: Represe...

Scale ca. 1:7,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. Designed to be colored. Not colored. "Sold by Wm. Herbert on London Bridge & Robt. Sayer over against Fetter Lane in Fleet Street." LC Maps of North America, 175... more

A map of the British and French dominions in North America with the roads, distances, limits, and extent of the settlements, & forts, as they are now.

A map of the British and French dominions in North America with the ro...

Scale ca. 1:7,000,000. Alternate title: Carte des possessions Angloises & Françoises du continent de l'Amérique septentrionale. Par I. Palairet. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London and Ferro. Frenc... more

A general map of the country on the Ohio and Muskingham showing the situation of the Indian-towns with respect to the Army under the command of Colonel Bouquet March of His Majesty's troops from Fort Pitt to the forts of Muskingham in 1764 / / Tho. Hutchins.

A general map of the country on the Ohio and Muskingham showing the si...

Map showing Native towns in the Ohio River Valley. Illus. in: An historical account of the expedition against the Ohio Indians, in the year 1764 [...] / published from authentic documents by a lover of his coun... more

A new map of Jamaica; in which the several towns, forts, & settlements are accurately laid down, as well as the situations & depths of the most noted harbours and anchoring places ...

A new map of Jamaica; in which the several towns, forts, & settlements...

Scale ca. 1:500,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1926 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Incl... more

[Plan of the country at and in the vicinity of Forts Lee and Independency, showing the position of the British Army.

[Plan of the country at and in the vicinity of Forts Lee and Independe...

Scale ca. 1:160,000. Title from Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Shows British and Hessian troop positions in eastern Bergen County, New Je... more

Sketch of Forts Clinton & Montgomery, stormed the 6th Octob. 1777 by the troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton, K.B., Lt. General of H. Maj. forces and commander in chief of New Yorck and its dependencies.

Sketch of Forts Clinton & Montgomery, stormed the 6th Octob. 1777 by t...

Scale ca. 1:11,700. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows routes of troop movements and military units. LC Maps of North America, 17... more

[Part of a map of the Hudson Highlands showing Forts Clinton and Montgomery.

[Part of a map of the Hudson Highlands showing Forts Clinton and Montg...

Scale ca. 1:70,000 (not "1 English mile to a foot"). Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Has watermarks. Northern of two or more sheets. Incorrect scale note in pencil.... more

A plan of the Forts Montgomery & Clinton as taken by His Majesty's forces under the command of Genl. Sr. Henry Clinton the 6th. of Octr. 1777.

A plan of the Forts Montgomery & Clinton as taken by His Majesty's for...

Scale ca. 1:18,000 (not ca. 1:6,000 as depicted by bar scale). Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Pictorial map. Includes index entitled "Explanation." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1189 Available... more

A sketch of New London & Groton with the attacks made on Forts Trumbull & Griswold by the British troops under the command of Brigr. Genl. Arnold, Sept. 6th. 1781.

A sketch of New London & Groton with the attacks made on Forts Trumbul...

Scale ca. 1:21,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading and land form drawings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1027 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a... more

Plan of the attack of the Forts Clinton & Montgomery, upon Hudsons River, which were stormed by His Majesty's forces under the command of Sir Henry Clinton, K.B., on the 6th of Octr. 1777.

Plan of the attack of the Forts Clinton & Montgomery, upon Hudsons Riv...

Scale ca. 1:21,250. Hand colored. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Pictorial map. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1196 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a rast... more

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.

Plan of Forts Green, Laurence & Swift and lines of intrenchments const...

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 vers... more

Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mountains, exhibiting the various trading depots or forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company, connected with the western and northwestern fur trade /

Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mount...

Relief shown by hachures. "S. Doc. no. 470, 25 Con. 2 s." Includes notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in pencil: scale incorrect. Another issue d... more

Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mountains, exhibiting the various trading depots or forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company, connected with the western and northwestern fur trade /

Map of the United States, Territory of Oregon, west of the Rocky Mount...

Scale ca. 1:1,000,000. Relief shown by hachures. Label pasted on, signed in black ink: Wash: Hood Capt. Topl. Engrs. LC copy annotated in pencil with extensive notes and revisions. "S. Doc. no. 470, 25 Con. 2 s... more

[Maps of the environs of forts Franklin, Alexander, and Ripley, in Montgomery County, Maryland].

[Maps of the environs of forts Franklin, Alexander, and Ripley, in Mon...

Four fort vicinity sketch maps, each covering the same area, but in various stages of completion. The map with the most detail includes roads, drainage, vegetation, and fortifications. Relief shown by contours ... more

[Map of the southern states, including rail roads, county towns, state capitals, county roads, the southern coast Delaware to Texas, showing the harbors, inlets, forts and position of blockading ships

[Map of the southern states, including rail roads, county towns, state...

Scale ca. 1:3,000,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 14.55 From Harper's weekly, v. 5, Nov. 9, 1861. Following p. 706. Inset: Charleston and Beaufort, South Carolina. 12 x 12 cm. Includes portraits of Lincoln, ... more

Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their stations & distances, also the counties, towns, villages, harbors, rivers, and forts.

Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their st...

Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 14.2 "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by J. T. Lloyd." Copyright no. 290, July 12, 1861, written in right margin. Stamped: Deposited in ... more

Lloyd's map of the Southern States, showing all the railroads, their stations & distances : also the counties, towns, villages, harbors, rivers, and forts.

Lloyd's map of the Southern States, showing all the railroads, their s...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines. "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861 by J.T. Lloyd in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States ..." Text of newspaper... more

Colton's map of the southern states : including Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas : showing also part of adjoining states & territories locating the forts & military stations of the U. States & showing all the rail roads, r.r. stations & other internal improvements.

Colton's map of the southern states : including Maryland, Delaware, Vi...

Relief shown by spot heights and hachures. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset of southern Florida, text, and statistical t... more

Civil War in America : Read's grand panoramic view of the free and confederated slave States of America : showing all the important cities, forts, harbours, rivers, railways &c. : from the Gulf of Mexico to the British North American possessions /

Civil War in America : Read's grand panoramic view of the free and con...

Relief shown by shading and landform drawings. Includes text, notes, and population information. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: darkened, minor los... more

The great expedition, [...] on the way to Port Royal Inlet / sketched at noon on 31st October, 1861, from the deck of the steamer "Matanzas."  The bombardment of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Inlet, South Carolina, November 7, 1861 / sketched by our special artist on board the "Mercury."

The great expedition, [...] on the way to Port Royal Inlet / sketched ...

Two panoramic views showing Union ships on way to Beaufort, South Carolina and bombardment of forts in Beaufort. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 257 (1861 Nov. 30), pp. 760-761.

Map of the seat of war exhibiting the surrounding country, the approaches by sea & land to the capitol of the United States, and the military posts, forts, &c.

Map of the seat of war exhibiting the surrounding country, the approac...

Scale 1:633,600. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 451.2 "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861 by Jacob Monk." General map of eastern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Includes "Table of distances f... more

Union forts on Maryland shore

Union forts on Maryland shore

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 ... more

Colton's map of the southern states. Including Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas. Showing also part of adjoining states & territories locating the forts & military stations of the U. States & showing all the rail roads, r. r. stations, & other internal improvements.

Colton's map of the southern states. Including Maryland, Delaware, Vir...

Scale ca 1:1,520,640. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 6.6 "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861 by J.H. Colton." Printed by Lang & Laing, N.Y. Insets: Southern part of Florida. 27 x 20 cm.-Colton'... more

Part of Charleston Harbor, embracing forts Moultrie, Sumter, Johnson, and Castle Pinckney, also Sullivan, James & Morris islands; and showing the position of the Star of the West, when fired into from Morris Island.

Part of Charleston Harbor, embracing forts Moultrie, Sumter, Johnson, ...

Scale ca. 1:31,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 374 Shows the channel, drainage, vegetation, roads, plan of the city, and forts. A portrait of Major Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter, is in the upper right co... more

[Forts, batteries, and a photographic studio in Virginia]

[Forts, batteries, and a photographic studio in Virginia]

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1861 Nov. 23, p. 742.

Colton's United States shewing the military stations, forts &c. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855, by J.H. Colton.

Colton's United States shewing the military stations, forts &c. Entere...

Scale ca. 1:7,900,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 7 "No 3" in upper left corner. Forts are marked by red flags. Indicates railroads, towns, names and boundaries of states and territories, rivers, and canals. ... more

Colton's map of the southern states. Including Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Showing also part of adjoining states & territories locating the forts & military stations of the U. States & showing all the rail roads, r. r. stations, & other internal  improvements.

Colton's map of the southern states. Including Maryland, Delaware, Vir...

Scale ca. 1:1,520,640. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 6.5 "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 185[5?] by J.H. Colton & Co." Inset: Southern part of Florida. 27 x 19 cm. Includes tables of population... more

To the forts. The steamer Argo! Capt. E.W. Davidson, leaves Foster's wharf daily, at 9 1-2 and 2 1-2 for Forts Independence and Warren ... Fare each way 25 cents. Boston. J. E. Farwell & Co. Steam Job Printers No. 32 Congress Street.

To the forts. The steamer Argo! Capt. E.W. Davidson, leaves Foster's w...

Title.; Transportation. 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 68, Folder 14.

The U.S. forts and batteries near Alexandria Va. Sept 1862 showing Fort Lyon with extended works

The U.S. forts and batteries near Alexandria Va. Sept 1862 showing For...

Shows the locations of Union fortifications surrounding Alexandria, Va., including forts Lyon and Ellsworth in Fairfax County. The locations of Hunting Creek and the Potomac River are also indicated. NOTE: Rese... more

Map of Roanoke Island showing Rebel forts.

Map of Roanoke Island showing Rebel forts.

Shows the area surrounding Roanoke Island, N.C., including Croatan, Roanoke and Pamlico sounds, and the locations of Confederate forces on the eve of the Battle of Roanoke Island in February 1862. Color coding ... more

Capture of forts [sic] Henry ... Tennessee By U.S. Grant, January 1862.

Capture of forts [sic] Henry ... Tennessee By U.S. Grant, January 1862...

Shows Confederate Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. The entire site was to include the fort on the low ground near the edge of the river with an entrenched camp (Fort Heiman) on a high plateau immediately abov... more

Map of the southern states of North America with the forts, harbours & military positions

Map of the southern states of North America with the forts, harbours &...

Scale ca. 1:2,090,880. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 36.5 General map showing "dividing line between the free & slave-holding states." A list of other maps and atlases by Wyld is pasted on the verso. Description... more

The U.S. forts and batteries near Alexandria Va. Sept 1862 showing Fort Lyon with extended works.

The U.S. forts and batteries near Alexandria Va. Sept 1862 showing For...

Shows the locations of Union fortifications surrounding Alexandria, Va., including forts Lyon and Ellsworth in Fairfax County. The locations of Hunting Creek and the Potomac River are also indicated.

Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their stations & distances, also the counties, towns, villages, harbors, rivers, and forts.

Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their st...

Signed in ms: "Millard Fillmore 1862." LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 29 LC Railroad maps, 138 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ... more

Capture of forts [sic] ... Donelson, Tennessee By U.S. Grant, January 1862.

Capture of forts [sic] ... Donelson, Tennessee By U.S. Grant, January ...

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... more

Original maps of Forts Henry & Donelson and vicinity.

Original maps of Forts Henry & Donelson and vicinity.

Not drawn to scale. Title from verso. Manuscript; pen-and-ink. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north to the bottom. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 416 In upper left corner: 148.D⁴ [This number refers to a ... more

Reconnoissance of the Mississippi River below Forts Jackson and St. Philip : made previous to the reduction by the U.S. Fleet, under the command of flag officer D.G. Farragut, U.S.N. /

Reconnoissance of the Mississippi River below Forts Jackson and St. Ph...

At head of title: U.S. Coast Survey. Prof. A. D. Bache, Supt. Stamped in lower right corner: From collection of David Dixon Porter. Pen and ink manuscript drawn on tracing cloth, covering the environs of forts ... more

Contours of Union forts on south side of Potomac, 1862 [map].

Contours of Union forts on south side of Potomac, 1862 [map].

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.

Magnus's county map of the United States, showing the forts, railroads, canals, and navigable waters. Published to trace the progress of operations by the government, as they occur, during the War of the Rebellion.

Magnus's county map of the United States, showing the forts, railroads...

Scale 1:2,111,789. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 30.2 Printed at the bottom of the map: Extra session of Congress map. Price 25 cents. General map of the eastern United States showing finished railroads, railroa... more

Bacon's military map of the United States shewing the forts & fortifications.

Bacon's military map of the United States shewing the forts & fortific...

Scale ca. 1:8,000,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 24 Ent. Sta. Hall: Aug. 182 , 1862. At top of map: 1s. Bacon's military map of America. 1s. Forts are named and marked by small flags. Map also includes towns... more

Map of the southern states, including rail roads, county towns, state capitals, count roads, the southern coast from Delaware to Texas, showing the harbors, inlets, forts and position of blockading ships.

Map of the southern states, including rail roads, county towns, state ...

Scale ca. 1:2,970,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 37 At top of map: Bacon's shilling series of war maps,-no. 3. Inset: Enlarged plan of the battle fields of Virginia and Maryland. Scale ca. 1:1,040,000. 16 x ... more

Lloyd's official map of the state of Kentucky compiled from actual surveys and official documents, showing every rail road & rail road station with the distances between each station. Also the counties and county seats, cities, towns, villages, post offices, wagon roads, canals, forts fortifications &c.

Lloyd's official map of the state of Kentucky compiled from actual sur...

Detailed township and county map showing relief by hachures, drainage, coal and iron mines, salt works, canals, roads, and the railroad network. Scale 1:512,500. LC Railroad maps, 225 LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.... more

A complete map of Richmond and its fortifications within a circle of 12 miles showing the numerous forts, batteries and the range of their fire, and the various obstacles that impede the approach of the Federal army, also, the principal towns & plantations, in the immediate vicinity of Richmond, together with several of the battle fields of 1862.

A complete map of Richmond and its fortifications within a circle of 1...

Scale ca. 1:54,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 628 "As a guide to note the approach of the Federal army, this map is invaluable, as the plan of its fortifications is taken from a correct drawing of a Southern... more

J. H. Colton's map of the southern states. Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Showing also part of adjoining states & territories locating the forts & military stations of the U. States & showing all the rail roads, r. r. stations, & other internal improvements.

J. H. Colton's map of the southern states. Maryland, Delaware, Virgini...

Scale ca. 1:1,520,640. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 37.6 "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1863 by J. H. Colton." Printed by Lang & Cooper. Insets: Southern part of Florida. 27 x 19 cm.-Colton's... more

Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their stations & distances, also the counties, towns, villages, harbors, rivers, and forts

Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their st...

Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 41.2 "Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by J. T. Lloyd." Text printed on verso entitled "Lloyd's military map and gazetteer of the sout... more

Map showing siege operations against forts Sumter and Wagner, between July 13th & Sept. 7th, 1863, Maj. T. B. Brooks, A.D.C. & Assist. Engrs. Published by permission of Genl. Gillmore at the U.S. Coast Survey Office.

Map showing siege operations against forts Sumter and Wagner, between ...

Scale ca. 1:6,750. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 389 Shows drainage, roads, high and low water line, 6-ft. and 12-ft. depth curve, batteries, trenches, stockades, and a plan of Fort Wagner. Fort Sumter does not ... more

New map of Charleston Harbor, showing the scene of the great naval contest between the iron clad monitors and the Rebel batteries, also the lines of fire, forts, obstructions, inlets, princl. plantations, & e.t.c.

New map of Charleston Harbor, showing the scene of the great naval con...

Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 376 Shows the coast from Long Island to the North Edisto River. Indicates drainage, roads, railroads, and dwellings with names of inhabitants. Channels, water depth... more

[Cowan's independent battery, 1st N.Y., inside one of the rebel forts in front of Petersburg, 24th June 1864]

[Cowan's independent battery, 1st N.Y., inside one of the rebel forts ...

No. 787. 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 War Photography, c2003. Mount... more

Sketch of the forts and breastworks near Petersburg

Sketch of the forts and breastworks near Petersburg

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.281) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads.

Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads.

Covers Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also shows rural householders' names and vegetation. In left upper margin: 39th Cong. 1st Sess.--Report of the Chie... more

Plan of the attack by gun-boats on Forts Strong and Lee, Cape Fear River, N.C. February 20th and 21st 1865

Plan of the attack by gun-boats on Forts Strong and Lee, Cape Fear Riv...

Scale ca. 1:9,250. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316.44 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 ... more

Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads.

Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads.

Covers Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Eastern corner of D.C. off map. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Also shows rural householders' names and vegetation. Coloring differs. Includes not... more

Extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads.

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 not... more

Dismantling of the rebel forts after the storming of Petersburgh (i.e. Petersburg), Va.

Dismantling of the rebel forts after the storming of Petersburgh (i.e....

Stereograph showing Union soldiers standing and sitting on a rifled cannon and other artillery in the interior of a Confederate fort. No. 3205. Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title... more

Defenses of Washington, extract of military map of N.E. Virginia : showing forts and roads /

Defenses of Washington, extract of military map of N.E. Virginia : sho...

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... more

[Topographical map of the District of Columbia showing Civil War forts].

[Topographical map of the District of Columbia showing Civil War forts...

Partial cadastral map showing some landowners' names in rural areas. Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Title devised by cataloger. "Entered according to act of Congress in the ye... more

Index map for sheets, extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing forts and roads : [Washington D.C. metropolitan area].

Index map for sheets, extract of military map of N.E. Virginia showing...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Alternate title in upper right margin: Defenses of Washington. Facsim. of map in J.G. Barnard's A report on the defenses of Washington to the Chief of Engine... more

[Large building with harbor in background, Greece?] [Buildings and forts on the coast of Malta]

[Large building with harbor in background, Greece?] [Buildings and for...

Print shows George III peering through a magnifying glass at an extremely large hog, which was apparently a gift from Enniscorthy, Ireland, as a peace offering; behind the King stands Lord Chamberlain. Title fr... more

Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

"The scene opens by showing the battleships maneuvering for a position. They finally draw up in line of battle and commence firing on the shore batteries. Immense volumes of smoke arise from the fleet and from ... more

[Russian officers watching Japanese assault on one of the forts -- during the siege of Port Arthur]

[Russian officers watching Japanese assault on one of the forts -- dur...

H63424 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood, July 18, 1905. Title from published stereograph, no. 7734.

[A sentinel over the dead -- guarding comrades who died defending Russian forts -- Port Arthur]

[A sentinel over the dead -- guarding comrades who died defending Russ...

H63419 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood, July 18, 1905. Title from published stereograph, no. 7729.

[Russian officers on a tour of inspection among the hill forts during the siege of Port Arthur]

[Russian officers on a tour of inspection among the hill forts during ...

H63733 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood, July 24, 1905. Title from published stereograph, no. 7781.

Keeping below the dead line--in Japanese trenches near the Russian forts, Port Arthur

Keeping below the dead line--in Japanese trenches near the Russian for...

H59920 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood. No. 7596.

How the Przemysl Forts were wrecked

How the Przemysl Forts were wrecked

Photograph shows fort in Przemysl, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Poland) during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Constantinople from the sea is one of the world's best sights Entering the Bosphorus from the Black Sea one notices bristling forts and black guns low on the brown hills of the shores.

Constantinople from the sea is one of the world's best sights Entering...

Photographs show view of Istanbul, Turkey from the Sea of Mamara and the Bosphorus at the entrance to the Black Sea. Title from item. Negative series code stamped on page: LC-C26. On page: no. 1378 (top image)... more

Old forts built centuries ago to hold back the Turkish invasion In the terraced garden rising behind his home on the Bosphorus, the Hon. G.B. Ravendael [i.e., Ravndal], American Consul-General in Constantinople, points out the Giant's Hill (or Goliath's Hill??) over on the Asiatic side and in the shelter of it the huge tanks of Standard Oil Co.

Old forts built centuries ago to hold back the Turkish invasion In the...

Photographs show a palaces on the shores of the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey. Title from item. Negative series code stamped on page: LC-C26. On page: no. 1370 (top image) and no. 1371 (bottom image). Text under... more

Brown hills rise up from the shores of the Bosphorus and old forts tell stories of centuries long struggle for supremacy here where Asia and Europe come within speaking distance Old forts built to ward off the Turks still stand in the slopes under Robert College.

Brown hills rise up from the shores of the Bosphorus and old forts tel...

Photographs show hills on the Bosporus and Rumeli Hisarı (fortress) which was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 and 1452, Istanbul, Turkey. Title from item. Negative series code written on page... more

Sailing from Genoa. Hundreds of Italians are waving bon voyage to relatives off to the Land of Opportunity, the U.S.A. The port of Genoa with the city climbing the hillsides to low forts built by Napoleon ; On the S.S. Conte Verde a new luxurious Italian express steamer of the Lloyd Sabaudo Co. two extra propeller blades are carried.  This is one.

Sailing from Genoa. Hundreds of Italians are waving bon voyage to rela...

Photographs the port of Genoa, Italy, and two boys standing next to propeller blades on the S.S. Conte Verde. Title from item. On page: no. 1565 (top left image), no. 1566 (top right image), no. 1567 (bottom le... more

Coal barges and the passers whose bodies are as black as night  with coal dust Malta presents a white stone hill of buildings and forts with not an inch of shade from the hot eastern sun.

Coal barges and the passers whose bodies are as black as night with c...

Photographs show laborers on a coal barge with baskets, and a view of the coastline of Malta. Title from item. On page: no. 1509 (top image) and no. 1510 (bottom image). In album: European pictures (1923 trip),... more

The Campo Santo in Genoa where one joins a club to get a grave. Outsiders are charged double The port of Genoa with the city climbing the hillsides to low forts built by Napoleon.

The Campo Santo in Genoa where one joins a club to get a grave. Outsid...

Photographs show a graveyard and hillside, and ships in the port of Genoa, Italy. Title from item. On page: no. 1562 (top image), no. 1564 (middle image), and no. 1563 (bottom image). Text under image no. 1564:... more

Robert College and American School for boys crowns high hills above the Bosphorus Old forts built centuries ago to hold back the Turkish invasion.

Robert College and American School for boys crowns high hills above th...

Photographs show Robert College and an old fort on the shores of the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey. Title from item. Negative series code stamped on page: LC-C26. On page: no. 1368 (top image) and no. 1369 (bott... more

The Sultan goes to prayer. Crowds and flags for his reception The harbour of Malta bristles with guns and English forts and everywhere the Union Jack flies in the breeze.

The Sultan goes to prayer. Crowds and flags for his reception The harb...

Photographs show crowds and flags during the Selamlik (the Caliph's procession to the mosque for prayer), Istanbul, Turkey and the harbor of Malta. Title from item. On page: no. 1502 (top image) and no. 1503 (b... more

"Tankers," the tough, durable lads who man our traveling forts. These men, members of the crews of M-4 tanks, are about ready to graduate from the Fort Knox, Kentucky school for soldiers of the armored forces

"Tankers," the tough, durable lads who man our traveling forts. These ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland

Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Fort Morgan is a historic fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama

Fort Morgan is a historic fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama

Known as "one of the finest examples of military architecture in the New World," the post was named in honor of Revolutionary War hero Daniel Morgan. Construction was completed in 1834. Title, date, subject not... more

Fort Morgan is a historic fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama

Fort Morgan is a historic fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama

Known as "one of the finest examples of military architecture in the New World," the post was named in honor of Revolutionary War hero Daniel Morgan. Construction was completed in 1834. Title, date, subject not... more

Fort Condé, Mobile, Alabama

Fort Condé, Mobile, Alabama

Originally founded in 1702 at 27-Mile Bluff up river as Fort Louis, it was relocated in 1711 to the current site. In 1723, a new brick fort with a stone foundation began and was renamed Fort Condé in honor of K... more

Fort Condé, Mobile, Alabama

Fort Condé, Mobile, Alabama

Originally founded in 1702 at 27-Mile Bluff up river as Fort Louis, it was relocated in 1711 to the current site. In 1723, a new brick fort with a stone foundation began and was renamed Fort Condé in honor of K... more

Fort Gaines, Alabama

Fort Gaines, Alabama

In 1853, Congress named the fortification for General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a Revolutionary War commander who won lasting fame for his tenacious defense of Fort Erie. Fort Gaines was in active use during the... more

Fort Gaines, Alabama

Fort Gaines, Alabama

In 1853, Congress named the fortification for General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a Revolutionary War commander who won lasting fame for his tenacious defense of Fort Erie. Fort Gaines was in active use during the... more

Fort Gaines, Alabama

Fort Gaines, Alabama

In 1853, Congress named the fortification for General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a Revolutionary War commander who won lasting fame for his tenacious defense of Fort Erie. Fort Gaines was in active use during the... more

Fort Morgan is a historic fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama

Fort Morgan is a historic fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama

Known as "one of the finest examples of military architecture in the New World," the post was named in honor of Revolutionary War hero Daniel Morgan. Construction was completed in 1834. Title, date, subject not... more

Fort Gaines, Alabama

Fort Gaines, Alabama

In 1853, Congress named the fortification for General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a Revolutionary War commander who won lasting fame for his tenacious defense of Fort Erie. Fort Gaines was in active use during the... more

Fort Gaines, Alabama

Fort Gaines, Alabama

In 1853, Congress named the fortification for General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a Revolutionary War commander who won lasting fame for his tenacious defense of Fort Erie. Fort Gaines was in active use during the... more

Fort Gaines, Alabama

Fort Gaines, Alabama

In 1853, Congress named the fortification for General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a Revolutionary War commander who won lasting fame for his tenacious defense of Fort Erie. Fort Gaines was in active use during the... more

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