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Teaching the Negro recruits the use of the minie rifle

Teaching the Negro recruits the use of the minie rifle

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 7, 1863 March 14, p. 161.

[Map of the Big Black River, Mississippi, in the vicinity of Bush and Birdsong's ferries, 1863]

[Map of the Big Black River, Mississippi, in the vicinity of Bush and ...

Pencil sketch showing drainage, roads, houses, and names of residents. Small flags apparently indicate campsites. Description derived from published bibliography. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S114, 263 Availabl... more

Black Valley railroad! Great central, broad gauge, fast route, from Sippington, through Tippleton and Topersville via Beggars-town, Demonland and Black Valley, to destruction! Accidents by collisions entirely avoided as no trains are run over th

Black Valley railroad! Great central, broad gauge, fast route, from Si...

Temperance. 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 70, Folder 29.

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instruments of torture used to punish slaves

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instrume...

Photograph by Kimball, N.Y.C. Copyright by George H. Hanks.

[Studio portraits of Japanese woman with tea implements and chest,  a prince with his staff, government officials, and a Daimio (nobleman) with his wife ]

[Studio portraits of Japanese woman with tea implements and chest, a ...

Title devised by Library staff. Captions on front of item: "Native mode of dressing" (upper left); "Japanese prince and staff" (upper right)"; "A group of Japanese officers in court dress" (lower left); and "Ja... more

View of Capt. Bainbridge's battery, Port Hudson, LA

View of Capt. Bainbridge's battery, Port Hudson, LA

Photograph shows Captain Edmund C. Bainbridge's Union soldiers with cannons behind breastworks. Information from: Image of War Volume IV by William C. Davis, p. 80: Battery A, 1st U.S. Artillery. Title from ite... more

The most Revd. John Hughes--Archbishop of New York / printed by H. Peters ; engraved by J.B. Forrest from a photograph by Brady.

The most Revd. John Hughes--Archbishop of New York / printed by H. Pet...

Rev. John Hughes, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing slightly right.

Home from the war

Home from the war

Soldiers reunited with their loved ones. Illustration from: Harper's Weekly, 1863 June 13, p. 381.

Rappahannock Co., Virginia /

Rappahannock Co., Virginia /

Relief shown by hachures. Shows the names of some residents. Pen-and-ink with a few pencil annotations on a 3/8-in. grid. Scale derived from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H55 ... more

The picket

The picket

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.173) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

General Stuart's new aid

General Stuart's new aid

Print shows Antonia Ford, who was appointed an honorary aide-de-camp to Jeb Stuart, on horseback. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1863 April 4, p. 211.

Lloyd's official map of the State of Virginia from actual surveys by order of the Executive, 1828 & 1859

Lloyd's official map of the State of Virginia from actual surveys by o...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 481.2 Includes a testimonial from William A. Bryan, Chief Clerk, Post Office Department, dated February 10, 1863. 1861 editions are listed as entry nos. 450 and... more

[Two long-necked creatures accosting a noodle shop customer]

[Two long-necked creatures accosting a noodle shop customer]

Ukiyo-e print illustration showing Rokurokubi and Mikoshi-nyûdô, demons from Japanese folklore, frightening noodle shop customers to illustrate the proverb that "resistance is futile." Illus. in: Kyōsai hyakuzu... more

Union soldiers at Point Lookout, Tennessee

Union soldiers at Point Lookout, Tennessee

Print shows soldier holding American flag at tip of Point Lookout as some soldiers aim their rifles below and others rest. Title from item. Proof before lettering; registration marks in margins. Stamped: From t... more

[Officers of U.S. horse artillery brigade, near Culpeper, Va., September, 1863]

[Officers of U.S. horse artillery brigade, near Culpeper, Va., Septemb...

Officers of Army of the Potomac posed in front of three tents. Civil War Photograph Collection. No. 607.

Survey of Prince George Co., Virginia /

Survey of Prince George Co., Virginia /

Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward upper right. "Approved June 25th 1864 ... ." At head of title: Chief Engineer's Office D.N.V. Col. J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engr. "... more

[Signal tower on roof of house]

[Signal tower on roof of house]

Signed lower right: ARW. Title devised. Inscribed lower right: Oct 1863. Formerly Waud no. C-164. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.1091) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

[Abraham Lincoln]

[Abraham Lincoln]

Photograph showing portrait of Lincoln, seated, holding glasses and paper, taken August 9, 1863. Title devised by Library staff. Accessions box no. DLC/PP - 1972:018

[Studio portraits of Japanese officers (yaconin) and a high priest dressed in robes]

[Studio portraits of Japanese officers (yaconin) and a high priest dre...

Title devised by Library staff. Captions on front of item: "Japanese calvary officer" (upper left); "Japanese officer" (upper right); "A Japanese officer (Yaconin)" (lower left); and "Japanese high priest in fu... more

[Abraham] Lincoln's summer home, Washington, D.C.

[Abraham] Lincoln's summer home, Washington, D.C.

Anderson cottage on grounds of Soldiers' Home. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Civil War envelope with "God save the Union"]

[Civil War envelope with "God save the Union"]

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Father & Mother, Centerville, Allegeny Co., New York, from Mervin; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127) pp/liljmem

Ireland's last martyrs

Ireland's last martyrs

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Schlegel, G. Copyright deposit, Southern District of N.Y.

The great American What is it? chased by Copper-heads

The great American What is it? chased by Copper-heads

An anti-Lincoln satire, showing the Republican incumbent and his supporters menaced by giant "Copperheads" (Peace Democrats). After a speech on May 1, 1863, asserting that the Civil War was being fought to fre... more

Interest on $10,000, from date of coupon to November 1st - Current six months, containing 184 days ... Jay Cooke, Subscription agent. 114 South Third Street, Philad'a [1863?].

Interest on $10,000, from date of coupon to November 1st - Current six...

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 158, Folder 20.

The emancipation of the negroes, January, 1863 - The past and the future / Drawn by Mr. Thomas Nast.

The emancipation of the negroes, January, 1863 - The past and the futu...

Below rays of "Emancipation," a scene of African Americans enjoying a comfortable home life is flanked by scenes of the past, including the selling and abuse of slaves, and scenes of the future, including educa... more

An army mule. September 28, 1863

An army mule. September 28, 1863

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.99) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

129th Reg + ILL Volls. [sic] at camp "Lady Polk," Nashville, Tenn

129th Reg + ILL Volls. [sic] at camp "Lady Polk," Nashville, Tenn

Ink sketch within oval border of Federal encampment with numerous tents, trees and a flagpole with the Union flag.

First blow for liberty

First blow for liberty

Print show scene at the Battle of Lexington, 1775. Title from item. Engraving after a painting by F.O.C. Darley.

Federal dead on the field of battle of first day

Federal dead on the field of battle of first day

Photographs show dead soldiers, horses, and a donkey on the battlefield at Gettysburg. Nos. 242, 243, 234, 226, 274, 266. Title from item. Forms part of Civil War Photographs (Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection)

Stamp duties imposed by the act of Congress of July 1, 1862 and its amendment of March 3, 1863. New York: Published by Macoy & Herwig, stationers. [c. 1863].

Stamp duties imposed by the act of Congress of July 1, 1862 and its am...

On verso: Filed March 18, 1863. 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 124, Folder 26a.

Ponton [i.e. pontoon] bridges at "Franklins crossing" 2-1/2 miles below Fredericksburg, Va., laid April 29th 1863 - from plain above river bottom Bridges were laid here in Decr. 1862 & in April & June 1862 [i.e. 1863].

Ponton [i.e. pontoon] bridges at "Franklins crossing" 2-1/2 miles belo...

Photograph shows two pontoon bridges at Franklin's Crossing with soldiers and horses and an encampment on the opposite side of the Rappannock River. Title from item. Accession box no. DLC/PP-1974:175

Thanksgiving festivities at Fort Pulaski, Georgia, Thursday, Nov. 27 / from a sketch by our special artist, W.T. Crane.

Thanksgiving festivities at Fort Pulaski, Georgia, Thursday, Nov. 27 /...

Composite of eight scenes of games and dancing. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1863 Jan. 3, p. 237.

A settlers hut on the Red river

A settlers hut on the Red river

Signed lower right: A.R.W. Title on recto. Inscribed below title, lower left: Dug out; and upper right: 31. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.10) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Preliminary chart of main entrance to Charlotte Harbor, Florida

Preliminary chart of main entrance to Charlotte Harbor, Florida

Scale 1:40,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 117.37 From its Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, showing the progress of the survey during the year 1864 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 18... more

Drum Corps, 93d New York Infantry, Bealton, Va., August, 1863

Drum Corps, 93d New York Infantry, Bealton, Va., August, 1863

Group portrait of 8 boys posed with drums and other people. No. 514. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Original glass negative is: LC-B817-7514.

Richmond and its defences. Constructed and engraved to illustrate "The war with the South"

Richmond and its defences. Constructed and engraved to illustrate "The...

Scale ca. 1:90,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 640.4 From Tomes, Robert. The war with the South. New York, Virtue & Yorston, 1862-1867. v. 2, between p. 236 and 237. Signed (facsimile): Charles: Sholl, Topl. ... 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

[Map of northwest Alabama and northeast Mississippi].

[Map of northwest Alabama and northeast Mississippi].

"Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989." Pen and ink manuscript map drawn on tracing cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S14 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

Admiral Porter's second dummy frightening the Rebels at Vicksburg

Admiral Porter's second dummy frightening the Rebels at Vicksburg

Illustration showing a phony ironclad made of wood meant to fool the Confederate batteries on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg into wasting ammunition trying to sink the dummy vessel. Title from item. Illus. ... more

The battle of Chancellorsville Sunday, May 3rd, 1863 /

The battle of Chancellorsville Sunday, May 3rd, 1863 /

Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north to left. Pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor mounted on cloth. Cameo impression in margin at bottom right: Reynolds's Bristolboard (w... more

[Map of Culpeper County with parts of Madison, Rappahannock, and Fauquier counties, Virginia] /

[Map of Culpeper County with parts of Madison, Rappahannock, and Fauqu...

Printed general map without title or border showing roads, railroads, settlements, farms with owners' names, vegetation, streams, and fords. Relief shown by form lines in hilly areas. Also covers Culpeper city ... more

The voice of a democrat. The following letter is from the Hon. John C. Palmer, president of the Sharps' rifle company. It will amply repay a perusal. Washington, March 27, 1863.

The voice of a democrat. The following letter is from the Hon. John C....

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 204, Folder 40a.

Rebel line in front of Sedgwick--Mine Run 1863

Rebel line in front of Sedgwick--Mine Run 1863

Lone cavalryman on hillside looking across open fields toward farm houses and rebel troops beyond. Signed lower right: A.R. Waud. Title inscribed below image. Published in: Harpers Weekly, 2 January 1864, p. 12... more

Siege of Charleston - the magazine of Fort Moultrie exploded by a shell from the grounded MONITOR WEEHAWKEN, Sept. 8, [1863]

Siege of Charleston - the magazine of Fort Moultrie exploded by a shel...

Wood engraving after sketch by W.T. Crane. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1863 Oct. 3. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Artists, Publ. I.; US... more

Headquarters of the Union Army commanded by Gen. Grant, on the banks of the Mississippi, near Vicksburg [steamboats in backgrd.]

Headquarters of the Union Army commanded by Gen. Grant, on the banks o...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Wood engraving after sketch by Henri Lovie. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 16, no. 392 (1863 Apr. 4), p. 29.

[Lewis Hicks of Company H, 53rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment with pistol in front of painted backdrop showing a gabled house]

[Lewis Hicks of Company H, 53rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment with ...

Photograph shows identified soldier, Lewis Hicks, who enlisted in Company H, 53rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, as a private on March 2, 1863 and died of disease on July 20, 1863. Title devised by Library s... more

Seat of war in America, 6d.

Seat of war in America, 6d.

Shows fortifications in eastern Virginia. Also shows parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 476.5 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ... more

Portions of the military departments of Virginia, Washington, Middle & the Susquehanna /

Portions of the military departments of Virginia, Washington, Middle &...

Differs from LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 47.2 and 47.3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. LC copy signed by Gen. M. C. Meigs and annotated in pencil.

[Civil War envelope showing woman holding flag with message "For the Union" and USS New Hampshire]

[Civil War envelope showing woman holding flag with message "For the U...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Elizabeth D. Stebbings, Waterloo, Seneca County, N.Y.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

An U.S. baggage train on its way to the Army at Falmouth, Va.

An U.S. baggage train on its way to the Army at Falmouth, Va.

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1863 Jan. 3, p. 228.

Federal dead on the field of battle of first day, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Federal dead on the field of battle of first day, Gettysburg, Pennsylv...

Title from item. No. 243. Civil War Photograph Collection.

Historical sketch of the Rebellion : [United States] /

Historical sketch of the Rebellion : [United States] /

Scale ca. 1:5,800,000. LC copy annotated in pencil. Shows "Limits of territory controlled by U.S. Forces July 31st 1863." LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 40.1 Another issue. From the papers of Joseph Roswell Hawley... more

Stephen Girard, 1750-1831

Stephen Girard, 1750-1831

Full lgth., seated at small table, facing left. Steel engraving after painting by Chappel. Copyrighted by Johnson, Fry & Co. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Map of the Battle of Gettysburg, Penna. : showing positions held July 2nd 1863.

Map of the Battle of Gettysburg, Penna. : showing positions held July ...

This map shows the disposition of troops on this second day of the battle. The designation "5 p.m." appears slightly to the left of the title. As the fighting began late in the day and continued on well into th... more

[A. M. Scales, Brigidier General, C.S.A., half-length portrait, facing right]

[A. M. Scales, Brigidier General, C.S.A., half-length portrait, facing...

Title devised by Library staff. On verso: Brig.-Genl. A.M. Scales, N.C. Reference copy in BIOG FILE.

The Battle of Chancellorsville, Sunday May 3rd 9 p.m.

The Battle of Chancellorsville, Sunday May 3rd 9 p.m.

Map shows troop locations around Chancellorsville, Va., and on both sides of the Rapidan River. The map depicts the formation of Confederate troops under McLaws, Slocum and Stuart to the west of Chancellorsvill... more

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex. ss. To either of the constables of the Town of Reading.- Greeting.- In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants ... qualified to vote ...

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex. ss. To either of the constab...

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 70, Folder 8.

Topography of the north side of Hunting Creek near Alexandria, Va. /

Topography of the north side of Hunting Creek near Alexandria, Va. /

Relief shown by contours and hachures. At head of title: U.S. Coast Survey, A.D. Bache, Supdt. "Copied from the Archives of the U.S. Coast Survey for Gen. J.G. Barnard. [Signed] J.E. Hilgard, Asst. Coast Survey... more