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[Map of part of Montgomery County showing] Topographical Approaches on the Left Bank of the Potomac to Washington City from the North West. Surveyed by Parties of U. S. Coast Survey detailed by A. D. Bache, Supt., to act under the orders of Lieut. Col. J. N. Macomb, Chf. Topl. Engr. of the Army of the Potomac. Parts of Sept. & Oct. 1861. Field work by F. W. Dorr & C. Rockwell, U.S.C.S. ...Drawn by E. Hergesheimer. Photographs by G. Mathiot and D. Hinkle.

[Map of part of Montgomery County showing] Topographical Approaches on...

Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Potomac River

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms with canteens playing cards and smoking in front of painted backdrop showing landscape with houses and trees]

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms with canteens playing car...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-151. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: T... More

[Unidentified soldier in New York state enlistedman's uniform with bayoneted musket]

[Unidentified soldier in New York state enlistedman's uniform with bay...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; octagon and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lil... More

Union Mills, Va. Orange and Alexandria R.R.

Union Mills, Va. Orange and Alexandria R.R.

No. B1319. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Peter Cappell, Union officer in the 32nd Indiana Regiment, full-length portrait, standing, facing front]

[Peter Cappell, Union officer in the 32nd Indiana Regiment, full-lengt...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Adolph Metzner photograph album ..., no. 27. Misidentified as Capt. B. Rappel on verso. Color laser copy reference surrogate, showing front and back of photo, filed with find... More

Battery on Morris Island, gun that fired over 1200 shots into Fort Sumter

Battery on Morris Island, gun that fired over 1200 shots into Fort Sum...

Photograph shows the interior of Fort Putnam with a cannon in the foreground with soldiers in the background. No. 4971. Title from item. Similar view: LC-B811-3520. Mounted with five other photographs with gene... More

2d Rhode Island Infantry

2d Rhode Island Infantry

No. 992. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Union fife and drum musicians probably at Camp Griffin, Langley, Virginia]

[Union fife and drum musicians probably at Camp Griffin, Langley, Virg...

Photograph probably by G. H. Houghton, photographer of other photographs in this album and fellow resident of Mead's in Brattleboro, Vermont. Houghton worked as a photographer at Camp Griffin and in the Tidewat... More

23rd N.Y. Vol

23rd N.Y. Vol

Full-length sketch of soldier. Title inscribed vertically right margin. Inscribed vertically left margin: 8 buttons. Formerly Waud no. B-128. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.892) Forms part of: Morgan... More

Camp of 67th New York Infantry

Camp of 67th New York Infantry

No. B721. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag in its talon and snake coiled around Confederate flag in its beak]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag in its talon and ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. A.C. Elsbree, Lewis Centre, Delaware Co., Ohio; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

Bushū Yokohama hakkei no uchi - hatoba no kihan

Bushū Yokohama hakkei no uchi - hatoba no kihan

Japanese print shows a man and a woman standing on the docks as a steamboat returns to the pier. Title from item. Signature: Yoshitora ga. Seal date: Cock 1. Engraving attributed to: Hori Take. Annotations, sta... More

Indian mound in Monument Garden

Indian mound in Monument Garden

No. B975. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S. gunboat Milwaukee

U.S. gunboat Milwaukee

No. 3139. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs with general caption: Mississippi River Fleet. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

7th New York State Militia, Camp Cameron, D.C., 1861

7th New York State Militia, Camp Cameron, D.C., 1861

No. B956. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Brig. General A.C. Godwin

Brig. General A.C. Godwin

Archibald Campbell Godwin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, in uniform. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). No. 5137.

City of Boston. Public library. The subscriber hereby gives notice that, in compliance, with the requirement of the fourteenth article of the second chapter of the rules and regulations of the Public Library, all books must be returned on or bef

City of Boston. Public library. The subscriber hereby gives notice tha...

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 67, Folder 30.

Captain J.A. Rawlings

Captain J.A. Rawlings

Photoprint taken at Cairo, Ill. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Post Office, Boston. Summer mail arrangements ... John G. Palfrey, postmaster. Boston, May 1, 1861.

Post Office, Boston. Summer mail arrangements ... John G. Palfrey, pos...

Handwritten on verso: 1861. 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 67, Folder 17.

Office wagon of headquarters Department of the Cumberland

Office wagon of headquarters Department of the Cumberland

No. 4520. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs with general caption: Views at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photograph is half of a stereograph pair. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Interesting bird's eye view of the seat of war. Showing parts of the states of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina; and also the coast line from Cape Henry to Fort Pickens, with the United States blockading fleet.

Interesting bird's eye view of the seat of war. Showing parts of the s...

Scale not given. Title in braille LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 18.3 "The above bird's-eye view of the seat of war, shows the relative position of the important points embraced in all the great military operatio... More

[View of the "Y" on the City Point and Army railroad line]

[View of the "Y" on the City Point and Army railroad line]

Photograph shows the formation of a "Y" in the railroad tracks near City Point, Virginia. Title devised by Library staff.

New bridge over Potomac River on the Washington, Alexandria and Georgetown Railroad.  Total length 5,104 feet

New bridge over Potomac River on the Washington, Alexandria and George...

Photograph showing construction on a trestle railroad bridge across the Potomac River. Caption continues: S. Seymour, chief engineer, C.B. Morse, constructing engineer, S.S. Post & Co., contractors. Title from item.

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union privates' uniforms in front of painted backdrop]

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union privates' uniforms in front of pai...

Photograph shows two soldiers, one with a lazy eye. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; geometric design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is ava... More

[Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform with American flag-draped stand in front of backdrop showing battlefield scene]

[Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform with American flag-draped...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-46. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Jer... More

The Eleventh Indiana Regiment of Zouaves...

The Eleventh Indiana Regiment of Zouaves...

5 camp scenes, including men dancing together. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1861 July 20, p. 452 (microfilm copy). Reference copy may be in LOT 4420F. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.... More

Igirisujin Yokohama ni orimono irowake no zu

Igirisujin Yokohama ni orimono irowake no zu

Japanese print shows a merchant examining cloth which possibly reminds him of his wife and brings to mind her portrait hanging in the upper left corner.

Crew on deck of U.S.S. Colorado

Crew on deck of U.S.S. Colorado

No. 4455. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Port Royal, S.C. [i.e. Va.]

Port Royal, S.C. [i.e. Va.]

Title from item. Part of Brady-Handy Collection.

House in which "Stonewall Jackson" died, near Guinea's [i.e. Guinea] Station, Va.

House in which "Stonewall Jackson" died, near Guinea's [i.e. Guinea] S...

Photograph shows the house and outbuildings that was used as a hospital for General Stonewall Jackson who died there May 10, 1863. No. 5290. Title from item. 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.

[Abraham Lincoln, first portrait with a full beard]

[Abraham Lincoln, first portrait with a full beard]

Copy of photo from Reed Collection. Title devised by Library staff. Ostendorf, no. 41 Meserve, no. 34 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 199... More

Vancouver Island Indian Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] Indians.

Vancouver Island Indian Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] Indians.

Photographs show (top) a Vancouver Island Native, half-length portrait, facing front, and (bottom) three Kootenai men, full-length portrait, seated against blanket in front of a log cabin, facing front, wearing... More

[A. J. Blue, cavalry soldier in Union shell jacket and bummer cap with three Remington revolvers in his belt, holding a sword]

[A. J. Blue, cavalry soldier in Union shell jacket and bummer cap with...

Photograph shows partially identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-81. Additional information in collections file. Vintage albumen reproduction of tintype of A. J. Blue, Urbana, RF... More

[Pvt. Frank A. Remington and two other Union soldiers, full-length portrait, facing front]

[Pvt. Frank A. Remington and two other Union soldiers, full-length por...

Written on negative sleeve: Each carries M/1860 Colt Army revolver and M/1840 or M/1860 cavalry saber. Title devised by Library staff. Copy photo made by LC in 1961 from an ambrotype belonging to Mr. Marius Péladeau.

119th Pennsylvania Infantry

119th Pennsylvania Infantry

No. B334. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Embankment near Union Mills Station, Orange & Alexandria Railroad

Embankment near Union Mills Station, Orange & Alexandria Railroad

Photograph showing two men sitting on and close by a fallen tree over Pope's Head Creek in Clifton, Virginia near a destroyed railroad bridge on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. No. 127. Inscribed on item: T... More

[Jesse Sharpe Barnes, later captain of Co. F, 4th North Carolina Infantry, in South Carolina militia uniform with sword and pistols]

[Jesse Sharpe Barnes, later captain of Co. F, 4th North Carolina Infan...

Photograph shows identified soldier, Jesse S. Barnes, a Confederate captain who was killed on May 31, 1862, at Seven Pines, Virginia. Captain Barnes probably fought in a South Carolina militia unit before organ... More

[Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform]

[Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-54. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:144) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Ric... More

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Colt Navy revolver and double handle D-guard Bowie knife]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Colt Navy revolver a...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather, floral and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj... More

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with bouquet of flowers]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with bouquet of flowers]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 53. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: R... More

[Civil War envelope showing American flag and shield, with message "The dread of traitors"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flag and shield, with message "Th...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. F.E. Hurd, Great Falls, N.H.; postmarked Portsmouth, N.H., May 13; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag as 7-star Confederate flag is hit by lightning with message "Doom of the traitors flag"]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag as 7-star Confede...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Benjamin, F. Delenbaugh, Pulaski, Williams Co., Ohio; postmarked Dec. 7, [186]3; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part o... More

1st regiment Berdan's U. S. sharpshooters! Lieut. Winthrop detailed from Washington to recruit for this regiment will "shoot in" all who may apply, this day, in the field in rear of residence of S. Arnold Esq. Shooting to commence at 8 o'clock,

1st regiment Berdan's U. S. sharpshooters! Lieut. Winthrop detailed fr...

Civil war posters. 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 123, Folder 30.

[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat, forage cap, shoulder scales, and gauntlets with sword and scabbard in front of painted backdrop showing landscape with palm trees]

[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat, forage cap, shoulder scales...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather ornate floral motif. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Forms... More

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and forage cap]

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and forage cap]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-479. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj pp/liljunion

[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat and forage cap with cartridge pouch, ammunition pack, and bayoneted musket]

[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat and forage cap with cartridg...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 122. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: ... More

[Unidentified soldier in Union shell jacket with 7th Corps Dept. of Arkansas insignia and 1851 rectangular eagle belt plate holding volcanic pistol to his chest]

[Unidentified soldier in Union shell jacket with 7th Corps Dept. of Ar...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather, scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased ... More

[Unidentified soldier in Union shell jacket and forage cap with handgun in front of painted backdrop showing military camp]

[Unidentified soldier in Union shell jacket and forage cap with handgu...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 69. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj pp/liljunion

Group of 8th New York State Militia

Group of 8th New York State Militia

No. 4543. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Old State Department Building, corner 15 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
[Portrait of Dr. William Gibbs McNeill Whistler in his uniform as surgeon in the Confederate Army]

[Portrait of Dr. William Gibbs McNeill Whistler in his uniform as surg...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection of Whistleriana.

[Union soldiers, in camp, posed in front of log buildings]

[Union soldiers, in camp, posed in front of log buildings]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Oliver Otis Howard, 1830-1909, bust portrait, facing left; in uniform]

[Oliver Otis Howard, 1830-1909, bust portrait, facing left; in uniform...

This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf. Sources checked on verso of card.

[Union soldiers in front of a house]

[Union soldiers in front of a house]

Title devised by Library staff.

[Two wheeled cart to be drawn by a horse]

[Two wheeled cart to be drawn by a horse]

Title devised by Library staff.

[Portrait of Union officer holding a sword in his arm]
[Log cabin barracks at a military facility]

[Log cabin barracks at a military facility]

Title devised by Library staff.

The Methodist : the largest and best paper in the denomination / John A. Gray, Printer, Stereotyper, and Binder, Cor. of Frankfort and Jacob Sts., New York.

The Methodist : the largest and best paper in the denomination / John ...

Print shows a large advertisement for "The Methodist" a denominational newspaper published in New York; includes portraits of Rev. Henry Slicer, D.D., of the East-Baltimore Conference, Rev. George Peck, D.D., o... More

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with sword]

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with sword]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-94. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj pp/liljunion

Heading herring

Heading herring

African American woman cleaning herring, N.C. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, (1861 Sept. 28). Reference copy may be in LOT 4397L. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Harper's Ferry, photographed immediately after its evacuation by the rebels. 1861

Harper's Ferry, photographed immediately after its evacuation by the r...

Title from item. Alternate title 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. Similar to ... More

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Lat. 49 0 0, Long., erected 1861]

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Lat. 49 0 0, Long., erected 1861...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Resolutions of the Democratic convention.] [1861?].

[Resolutions of the Democratic convention.] [1861?].

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 27, Folder 16.

[Private Archibald Magill Smith of Co. F, 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment, and Co. D, 6th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, in uniform]

[Private Archibald Magill Smith of Co. F, 1st Virginia Cavalry Regimen...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; geometric design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http:/... More

View on Lookout Mountain

View on Lookout Mountain

No. B633. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Burning of the Ship Thos. Watson by the boats of the Roanoke & Monticello off Charleston Oct. 16, 1861

Burning of the Ship Thos. Watson by the boats of the Roanoke & Montice...

Broadside view steamship in foreground, burning ship and Charleston in background.