PICRYL
PICRYLThe World's Largest Public Domain Source
  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
  • account_boxLogin
21,697 media by topicpage 1 of 217
The campaign in Tennessee -- Interior of Fort Henry, on the morning after its capture, February 6 / from a sketch by Mr. H. Lovie, our special artist with Commodore Foote's expedition.

The campaign in Tennessee -- Interior of Fort Henry, on the morning af...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 13, no. 327 (1862 March1), p. 236.

Plan of Fort Donelson and outworks : [Tennessee] /

Plan of Fort Donelson and outworks : [Tennessee] /

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

The Union assault on the Rebel works Lee's Mill Va.

The Union assault on the Rebel works Lee's Mill Va.

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

Interior of the Hall of Columns, Karnac [Egypt]

Interior of the Hall of Columns, Karnac [Egypt]

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.

[Bv't. Maj. Gen. John C. Caldwell and staff posed in front of tent]
[Seaman Ebenezer McKay of U.S. Navy in uniform]

[Seaman Ebenezer McKay of U.S. Navy in uniform]

Photo shows identified sailor. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; urn and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http:/... more

"The forlorn hope" - volunteer storming party, consisting of portions of the 7th Michigan and 19th Massachusetts, crossing the Rappahannock in advance of the Grand Army, to drive off the Rebel riflemen, who were firing upon the Union pontoniers, Wednesday, December 10 / from a sketch by our special artist, Henri Lovie.

"The forlorn hope" - volunteer storming party, consisting of portions ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1862 Dec. 27, pp. 216-217.

Position of Richmond, Va.

Position of Richmond, Va.

Area map of Richmond showing locations of roads, railroads, waterways, and landforms, as well as outlying Confederate defenses. Also includes notations of Union positions on June 13th and June 20th, 1862, and ... more

To the people of Massachusetts. Washington, August 15, 1862. The hospitals in and around this city (forty-four in number- many of them churches) are crowded with sick and wounded soldiers .... It is the earnest desire of the members of the Massa

To the people of Massachusetts. Washington, August 15, 1862. The hospi...

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 69, Folder 23.

Co., 139th Pennsylvania Infantry

Co., 139th Pennsylvania Infantry

No. B368. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Map of the environs of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, Feb. 1862].

[Map of the environs of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, Feb. 1862].

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 of Falls Church and vicinity of Lewinsville, Virginia : shewing [sic] Union picket lines October 30th 1862.

Map of Falls Church and vicinity of Lewinsville, Virginia : shewing [s...

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

Mansion of James Hopkinson, Edisto Island, S.C.

Mansion of James Hopkinson, Edisto Island, S.C.

Photograph shows slaves standing in fenced yard and a side view of the Hopkinson house. Title inscribed in ink on front of mount. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: M22; plantation workers in front of mansio... more

Topographical sketch of the line of operations of the Army of the Ohio under the command of Major General D. C. Buell, U.S. Volunteers : evacuation of Corinth by the enemy, May 30th, 1862 /

Topographical sketch of the line of operations of the Army of the Ohio...

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

Position of Union and Rebel armies at Fredericksburg, Decr. 1st 1862

Position of Union and Rebel armies at Fredericksburg, Decr. 1st 1862

Map shows the area surrounding Fredericksburg, Va., including Spotsylvania Courthouse, Chancellorsville and Falmouth, during the Fredericksburg Campaign. This image shows the situation several days before the b... more

[Calendar for 1863]

[Calendar for 1863]

An advertising calendar for a lithographic printing firm, decorated with Unionist symbols and motifs. The calendar for 1863 and the first 6 months of 1864 is surrounded with an elaborate framework of floral and... more

State of Rhode Island, &c. Adjutant General's office. Providence, April 7, 1862. General orders No. 23.

State of Rhode Island, &c. Adjutant General's office. Providence, Apri...

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 170, Folder 43.

Destruction of the privateer PETREL by the ST. LAWRENCE

Destruction of the privateer PETREL by the ST. LAWRENCE

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

Colton's new railroad & county map of the United States, the Canadas &c.

Colton's new railroad & county map of the United States, the Canadas &...

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

Williamsburg to White House /

Williamsburg to White House /

Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications, towns, roads, houses, names of residents, vegetation, and drainage. Principle rivers are hand colored in blue. "Photographic reduction by L.E. Walker, Treasury De... more

[Yorktown to Williamsburg]

[Yorktown to Williamsburg]

Scale ca. 1:95,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 600 Principal rivers are hand-colored blue. Description derived from published bibliography. Civil War salted paper maps. AL-57. Available also through the Libra... more

22d New York State Militia near Harpers Ferry, Va., 1861 [i.e.1862]

22d New York State Militia near Harpers Ferry, Va., 1861 [i.e.1862]

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

Map of part of south eastern Virginia

Map of part of south eastern Virginia

Scale 1:200,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 462 Shows fortifications used during the Seven Days battles, roads, railroads, towns, drainage, and vegetation. Description derived from published bibliography. Ava... more

Battery on St. John's Bluff, Florida, taken by our forces

Battery on St. John's Bluff, Florida, taken by our forces

After a sketch by H. Van Ingen. Illus from: Harper's weekly, 1862.

Theodor Tesch, Comp[any] B, 26 Reg[imen]t Wis[consin] V[olunteers]

Theodor Tesch, Comp[any] B, 26 Reg[imen]t Wis[consin] V[olunteers]

Photograph shows Corporal Theodore (or Theodor) Tesch of Co. B, 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, in uniform. Title from item.

The Battlefield of Williamsburg, Va. : fought 5th May 1862.

The Battlefield of Williamsburg, Va. : fought 5th May 1862.

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

Metomkin Inlet, Virginia.

Metomkin Inlet, Virginia.

Scale 1:20,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 584.4 From its Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, showing the progress of the survey during the year 1862 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 186... more

S. Mayo, successor to Mayo and Bacon

S. Mayo, successor to Mayo and Bacon

Stereoview shows a street view of a business operating out of the ground floor of a three story building with a sign, "S. Mayo, successor to Mayo and Bacon." A group of soldiers are in the foreground on the le... more

Yellow Hospital, Manassas, Va., July 1862

Yellow Hospital, Manassas, Va., July 1862

No. 4569. Similar to copy neg. LC-B8184-7084. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Map showing the system of rebel fortifications on the Mississippi River at Island no. 10 and New Madrid, also the operations of the U.S. forces under General John Pope against these positions

Map showing the system of rebel fortifications on the Mississippi Rive...

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

Encampment of Army of Potomac at Cumberland Landing on Pamunky (i. e. Pamunkey) River, Va., May 1862

Encampment of Army of Potomac at Cumberland Landing on Pamunky (i. e. ...

No. 598. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Colossi and Sphynx at Wady Saboua, Nubia / Frith 1857.

Colossi and Sphynx at Wady Saboua, Nubia / Frith 1857.

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

Governor's residence Reykjavik

Governor's residence Reykjavik

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. Date inscrib... more

Map of part of Henrico and Chesterfield Counties, July 12th, 1862 /

Map of part of Henrico and Chesterfield Counties, July 12th, 1862 /

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

Confederate dead in front of Fort Robinette, Corinth, Mississippi

Confederate dead in front of Fort Robinette, Corinth, Mississippi

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

Map of Harrison County, O. /

Map of Harrison County, O. /

Includes business directories, insets of Cadiz, Harrisville, Jefferson, Hopedale, Freeport, Athens, Moorfield, Rumley, views of public, and residential properties. LC Land ownership maps, 639 Available also thr... more

Part of Carroll County, Maryland /

Part of Carroll County, Maryland /

Shows western two-thirds of the county including roads, railroads, towns, taverns, schools, and post offices. Manuscript, pen-and-ink on tracing linen. "Drawn from S. J. Martenet's map by John de la Camp [and f... more

Battle between the Mexicans and the allied invaders, at the National Bridge, near Vera Cruz [Mostly French, with a few Spanish and British]

Battle between the Mexicans and the allied invaders, at the National B...

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.

Map of the battle of Frayser's Farm (Charles City cross roads or Glendale), June 30, 1862, showing approximate positions of Union and Confederate troops. Also disposition of troops during the military engagement at White Oak Bridge.

Map of the battle of Frayser's Farm (Charles City cross roads or Glend...

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 for $500 from the Boylston Bank, Boston, Massachusetts] / American Bank Note Co.

[Banknote for $500 from the Boylston Bank, Boston, Massachusetts] / Am...

Banknote showing an explorer, possibly Columbus, a woman holding dividers to a globe, and the head of a woman with grapes in her hair.

Fairfax Seminary, near Alexandria, Va.

Fairfax Seminary, near Alexandria, Va.

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.

Plan of Rebel redoubt and barracks [at] "Camp Misery" : surveyed April 11th 1862.

Plan of Rebel redoubt and barracks [at] "Camp Misery" : surveyed April...

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.

[Envelope addressed to Mrs. Lizzie Chenault, Catawba Station, Catawba Co., N.C.]

[Envelope addressed to Mrs. Lizzie Chenault, Catawba Station, Catawba ...

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

Map of the Potomac River, Va. : from Alexandria to below the Occoquan.

Map of the Potomac River, Va. : from Alexandria to below the Occoquan.

Regional map of the lower Potomac River in Virginia, including Alexandria and Fairfax Court House. The Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad is also indicated.