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Chart showing the depth of the James and York rivers as they enter Chesapeake Bay, with towns adjacent.

Chart showing the depth of the James and York rivers as they enter Che...

Scale ca. 1:200,000. Title from P. L. Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 227. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the right. Shows settlements, points of interest, and aids to navigation. Avail... more

"Sketch of the action at Osburn's, April 27, 1781"

"Sketch of the action at Osburn's, April 27, 1781"

Battle on James River. Original drawing by John Graves Simcoe. Illus. in: John Graves Simcoe, A Journal of the Operations of the Queens Ranger, 1787. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.... more

Great Southern mail route from New York to N. Orleans! Through in 71/2 days. Via Washington City and Richmond, and the Chesapeake Bay and James River lines, to Charleston, Augusta, and Atlanta, Geo. Notasulga and Montgomery, Ala ... W. B. Wiley,

Great Southern mail route from New York to N. Orleans! Through in 71/2...

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 30, Folder 30.

The Powatan [i.e. Powhatan] Valley of the Powatan Virginia from the church yard of the church Philip Henry [sic] addressed the people in the Revolution, Richmond V.A.

The Powatan [i.e. Powhatan] Valley of the Powatan Virginia from the ch...

Sketch shows the James River in Virginia, from a churchyard above the valley. Wallis was a British Commissioner from the Foreign Office to the United States in 1853. Originally 1 of 37 drawings in portfolios wi... more

Richmond, Va. drawn f. natur. engrav. lith. printing by L.A. Ramm Main st. 219 Richd. Va

Richmond, Va. drawn f. natur. engrav. lith. printing by L.A. Ramm Main...

Print shows a bird's-eye view of Richmond, Virginia, with the James River in the foreground, railroad bridge with a passenger train passing over it on the left, additional bridges on the right, and the Virginia... more

Tariff of tolls, per ton of 2000 lbs per mile, to be charged on the James River and Kanawha canal, and on the North River improvement. To go into operation on the 16th day of August 1858.

Tariff of tolls, per ton of 2000 lbs per mile, to be charged on the Ja...

Title.; Transportation.; On verso: James River & Kanawha Co. Tariff 1858. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Epheme... more

Ft. Brady

Ft. Brady

Landscapes with two shores of river. Title inscribed within image. Formerly Waud no. B-92. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.856) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

From city point, looking down

From city point, looking down

Riverscape with ships. Title inscribed lower right of image. Formerly Waud no. C-4. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.931) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Officers on deck of the monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

Officers on deck of the monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

No. B759. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. VI, p. 143". Negative at National Archives, B5044. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Smoke-stack of Confederate iron-clad Virginia on wharf at Richmond, Va., showing effect of shot in attack on Federal batteries on James River

Smoke-stack of Confederate iron-clad Virginia on wharf at Richmond, Va...

No. B223. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

A gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

A gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Monitor "Onondaga", James River, Va.

Monitor "Onondaga", James River, Va.

No. B1016. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Similar to: LC-B811-2543. See also LOT 11486-F, no. 7. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Gunboat "Commodore Perry", James River, Va.

Gunboat "Commodore Perry", James River, Va.

No. 4274. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Water battery on James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

Water battery on James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

No. 4231. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs, two photographs showing different view of the same location and three showing a different location. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Pontoon bridge across James River above Jones' Landing (view from south side)

Pontoon bridge across James River above Jones' Landing (view from sout...

No. 2537. Title from item. Purchase; L.C. Handy, Washington, D.C.; 1905 Nov. 25; (DLC/PP-1905: 42760A)

View on James River, below Aikens

View on James River, below Aikens

No. B757. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Officers and crew on deck of gunboat Agawam, James River, Va.

Officers and crew on deck of gunboat Agawam, James River, Va.

No. B261. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Army transports in James River, Va. near Deep Bottom

Army transports in James River, Va. near Deep Bottom

No. B1233. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Army of the James, pontoon bridges across James River at Deep Bottom and Varina

Army of the James, pontoon bridges across James River at Deep Bottom a...

No. B960. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Views at Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

Views at Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

No. 4242. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs showing different views of the same location. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Building winter quarters at Fort Brady, James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

Building winter quarters at Fort Brady, James River, Va. near Dutch Ga...

No. B512. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Confederate ram Atlanta (after capture), Trent's Reach, James River, Va.

Confederate ram Atlanta (after capture), Trent's Reach, James River, V...

No. 5129. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

View on James River, near Jones' Landing

View on James River, near Jones' Landing

Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Officers on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Virginia

Officers on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Virginia

No. B889. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Crew on deck of monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

Crew on deck of monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

No. B80. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. VI, p. 179". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

On deck of the monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

On deck of the monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

No. B768. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Views on James River, Va. near Deep Bottom

Views on James River, Va. near Deep Bottom

No. B1007. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

No. B262. Title from item. Original negative in National Archives Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860-1985, Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities ... more

View of James River and part of city of Richmond looking west from Libby Hill

View of James River and part of city of Richmond looking west from Lib...

No. B151. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Miami, [i.e. Mendota] James River, Va.

Gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Miami, [i.e. Mendota] James River, Va.

No. B504. Title from item. Additional information from similar image, 111-B-374, held at the National Archives. Hand written on verso: "See Miller, vol. 6, page 275". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Water battery on James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

Water battery on James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

No. 5118. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs showing different views of the same location. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Crew on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

Crew on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

No. B343. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

No. B274. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. 5, p. 239". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S. gunboat Agawam and the monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

U.S. gunboat Agawam and the monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

No. B81. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Water battery on James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

Water battery on James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

No. 4249. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs, two photographs showing different views of the same location and three showing a different location. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Belle Plain Landing, Va.

Belle Plain Landing, Va.

No. B617. Noted on photograph: Bell Plain, May 16-17, '64. Lower wharf built by Construction Corps, USMRR. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Pontoon bridge across the James River

Pontoon bridge across the James River

Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection. Hand written on mount: "See LC-B8184-40474 ZA".

Water battery on James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

Water battery on James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

No. 4248. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs, two photographs showing different views of the same location and three showing a different location. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

A map of a part of Isle-of-Wight County. Adjacent to Fort Boykin, and Burwell's Bay, on James River.

A map of a part of Isle-of-Wight County. Adjacent to Fort Boykin, and ...

"Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map... more

The monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

The monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

No. B211. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

No. B301. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Fort Burnham, formerly Confederate Fort Harrison, James River, Virginia, with man on horseback and tents in background]

[Fort Burnham, formerly Confederate Fort Harrison, James River, Virgin...

Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). No. 2562.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

No. 254. Title from item. Original negative in National Archives Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860-1985, Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities a... more

Gen. Butler's headquarters, Fraser's farm, north side of James River

Gen. Butler's headquarters, Fraser's farm, north side of James River

Row of log buildings. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). No. 2559.

Wilcox Landing, James River, Va.

Wilcox Landing, James River, Va.

No. B177. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

No. B251. Title from item. Original negative in National Archives Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860-1985, Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities ... more

Army of the James, pontoon bridges across James River at Deep Bottom and Varina

Army of the James, pontoon bridges across James River at Deep Bottom a...

No. B979. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

James River, Virginia. Converted ferry boat on the James River

James River, Virginia. Converted ferry boat on the James River

Caption from negative sleeve: Converted Ferryboat on James River. Corresponding print is in LOT 4182. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General... more

Belle Plain Landing, Va., Confederate entrenchments on hill

Belle Plain Landing, Va., Confederate entrenchments on hill

No. B455. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Fleet of monitors, Trent's Reach, James River, Va. Saugus in foreground

Fleet of monitors, Trent's Reach, James River, Va. Saugus in foregroun...

No. B848. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Interior view of Fort Brady, James River, Va., near Dutch Gap Canal

Interior view of Fort Brady, James River, Va., near Dutch Gap Canal

Union soldiers by two large cannons positioned behind fortifications. Civil War Photograph Collection. No. B689.

U.S. gunboat Mendota, James River, Va.

U.S. gunboat Mendota, James River, Va.

No. B239. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

No. 4094. Title from item. Hand written on verso: Miller I, 276. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Dock on the south side of the James River, opposite Richmond, Va.]

[Dock on the south side of the James River, opposite Richmond, Va.]

Title devised by Library staff from similar image in LOT 11486-C.

Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

No. B517. Title from item. Hand written on verso: Miller, vol. 1, pp. 110-111. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Views on James River, Va. near Deep Bottom

Views on James River, Va. near Deep Bottom

No. B1013. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Officers on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Virginia

Officers on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Virginia

No. B696. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Dock on south side of James River, opposite Richmond, Va.

Dock on south side of James River, opposite Richmond, Va.

Photograph shows United States military railroad freight car at the wharf on the James River. No. 734. Title from item. See also: LOT 11486-F, no. 12. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

The monitor Mahopac, (i.e. Lehigh?) James River, Va.

The monitor Mahopac, (i.e. Lehigh?) James River, Va.

No. B429. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. VI, p. 179," citation refers to the ship as the Lehigh. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Confederate obstructions in James River at Drewry's Bluff

Confederate obstructions in James River at Drewry's Bluff

No. B470. Title from item. Similar to LC-B811-2475. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Army of the James, pontoon bridges across James River at Deep Bottom and Varina

Army of the James, pontoon bridges across James River at Deep Bottom a...

No. B998. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs with general caption: Army of the James, pontoon bridges across James River at Deep Bottom and Varina. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Aiken's House, James River, Va.

Aiken's House, James River, Va.

African American men, women, and children seated on a pile of lumber. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). No. 2997.

Gunboat "Mendota", Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

Gunboat "Mendota", Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

No. B241. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[U.S.S. Casco, light draft monitor, in the James River]

[U.S.S. Casco, light draft monitor, in the James River]

Title devised by library staff. See also: LOT 4182, no. 76. Gift; George Holmes; July 26, 1941.

Belle Plain Landing, Va

Belle Plain Landing, Va

No. B502. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. 8, page 35 (detail)". Hand written on verso: "right half of photo in Miller, vol. 4, p. 43 (similar)". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Officers on deck of monitor Mahopac, James River, Virginia

Officers on deck of monitor Mahopac, James River, Virginia

No. B403. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. VI, p. 145". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Fort Brady, James River, showing part of battery

Fort Brady, James River, showing part of battery

Title from negative sleeve. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about Civil war photographs is available at https://hdl.loc.... more

Confederate iron-clad, Atlanta, James River, Va., after her capture

Confederate iron-clad, Atlanta, James River, Va., after her capture

Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Officers on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Virginia

Officers on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Virginia

No. B655. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs. For information on the identification of the photographer see article: "Richmond Again Taken: Reappraising the Brady Legend through Photographs by... more

Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

No. B596. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

No. B248. Title from item. Original negative in National Archives Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860-1985, Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities ... more

Double turretted [i.e. turreted] monitor "Onondaga", James River, Va.

Double turretted [i.e. turreted] monitor "Onondaga", James River, Va.

No. B482. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, James River, Va.

No. B446. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

No. B203. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Fleet of monitors in Trent's Reach, James River, Virginia]

[Fleet of monitors in Trent's Reach, James River, Virginia]

Title devised by library staff. See also: LOT 4182, no. 49. Gift; George Holmes; July 26, 1941.

On deck of the monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

On deck of the monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

No. B686. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Bomb proof quarters at Ft. Burnham. The sides and top are 7 feet thick, contains two rooms, sleeping and cooking

Bomb proof quarters at Ft. Burnham. The sides and top are 7 feet thick...

Stereograph showing three Union soldiers in front of bombproof quarters at Fort Burnham, near James River, Virginia.

Views on James River, Va., near Deep Bottom

Views on James River, Va., near Deep Bottom

No. B826. Title from item. Mounted with 4 other photographs with general caption: Views on James River, Va., near Deep Bottom. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Drewry's Bluff, Va. (vicinity).  Obstructions in James River

Drewry's Bluff, Va. (vicinity). Obstructions in James River

Sunken gunboats in James River, Virginia. Civil War Photograph Collection. No. 1116. Reproduced in The photographic history of the Civil War / Francis Trevelyan Miller. New York : T. Joseloff, 1957, v. 1, p. 10... more

Officers on deck of the monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

Officers on deck of the monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

No. B438. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Belle Plain

Belle Plain

Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. VIII, p. 47". Gift; Mrs. C. B. Lawrence; Sept. 23, 1953.

The monitor Casco, James River, Va.

The monitor Casco, James River, Va.

No. B589. Title from item. Hand written on mount: "Light draft monitor turret has been removed". Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. VI, p. 177". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

Fort Darling, Drewry's Bluff, James River, Va.

No. B481. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

The Haxall Flour Mills, Richmond, Va.

The Haxall Flour Mills, Richmond, Va.

Photograph shows James River and Kanawha Canal near the Haxall Flour Mills, and ruins of Gallego Mills in the distance. No. B30. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Factories at Manchester, Va., on south side of James River opposite Richmond

Factories at Manchester, Va., on south side of James River opposite Ri...

No. B111. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Double turretted [i.e. turreted] monitor, "Onondaga", James River, Va.

Double turretted [i.e. turreted] monitor, "Onondaga", James River, Va.

No. B595. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. V, p. 311". Similar to LC-B811-2540. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

On deck of the monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

On deck of the monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

No. B671. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Fort Brady, James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

Fort Brady, James River, Va. near Dutch Gap Canal

No. B519. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.