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Fairfax Court House, Va.

Fairfax Court House, Va.

Photograph shows soldiers on horseback outside the court house. No. 4226. Title from item. Illus. in: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington, D.C. : Philp & Solomons, [c1... more

Washington, District of Columbia. 17th New York Independent Battery Light Artillery on review

Washington, District of Columbia. 17th New York Independent Battery Li...

Photo shows the United States Capitol in the background.

Plan of the Battle of Kelly's Ford, Va. : fought 7th November 1863.

Plan of the Battle of Kelly's Ford, Va. : fought 7th November 1863.

Focuses on a small portion of the Rappahannock River close to the line dividing Culpeper and Fauquier counties, Va., and about 8 miles (as indentified by Sneden) from Brandy Station where the Battle of Kelly's ... more

Halles centrales de Paris - vue perspective à vol d'oiseau / V. Baltard, Archte ; Huguet et Outhwaite, Gravr.

Halles centrales de Paris - vue perspective à vol d'oiseau / V. Baltar...

Illustration shows bird's-eye view of Les Halles market. Illus. in: Monographie des halles centrales de Paris, construites sous le regne de Napoléon III. et sous l'administration de ... Haussmann ... par V. Ba... more

[Sketch of the environs of Shelbyville, Wartrace & Normandy, Tennessee

[Sketch of the environs of Shelbyville, Wartrace & Normandy, Tennessee

Scale ca. 1:150,000. Civil War salted paper maps. AL-25. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 434.6 Another issue. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web si... more

The battle of Gettysburg. The gateway of the cemetery, the center of the Union position, First and Eleventh Corps

The battle of Gettysburg. The gateway of the cemetery, the center of t...

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.75) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

[Unidentified boy in zouave-style shirt with engineer's cap]

[Unidentified boy in zouave-style shirt with engineer's cap]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; octagon and scroll design. Preserver stamped with illegible word and Lockport. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collecti... more

The Army of the Potomac - skirmish at Upperville, Virginia, June 21, 1863 / from a sketch by Mr. A.R. Waud.

The Army of the Potomac - skirmish at Upperville, Virginia, June 21, 1...

Battlefield scene, showing dead and wounded, and men on horses. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1863 July 18, p. 461. Reference copy in 4416G (1863)

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.

Bacon's steel plate map of America, political, historical & military.

Bacon's steel plate map of America, political, historical & military.

Scale 1:5,702,400. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 36.8 "Federal free states" are outlined in red, "Federal slave states" are yellow, "Federal territories (free)" are orange, and "Confederate states (slave)" are g... more

Strike for God and [...] 25th United States Colored Troops

Strike for God and [...] 25th United States Colored Troops

Regimental flag depicting African American soldier standing next to Columbia. On verso: Photographed by B.F. Reimer, No. 624 Arch Street, Philada. Photograph of painting. In album: [U.S. army officers and other... more

The line of the Rappahannock, 30th April 1863 Showing position of Union and Rebel armies at and near Fredericksburg, Va.

The line of the Rappahannock, 30th April 1863 Showing position of Unio...

This map shows the location of the two armies on the eve of the Chancellorsville Campaign. Union Gen. Hooker has moved his forces via Kelly's Ford into position south of the Rappahannock near Chancellorsville, ... more

Mr. Vallandigham delivered at the lines to the officers of the rebel picket-guard

Mr. Vallandigham delivered at the lines to the officers of the rebel p...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 16, no. 402 (1863 June 13), p. 189. Reference copy may be in LOT 4421-F?

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

The Potomac River, near Williamsport, on the morning of the crossing of Gen. Lee's army

The Potomac River, near Williamsport, on the morning of the crossing o...

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.88) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Chattanooga A chart of the battle between the forces of Gens. Grant and Braxton Bragg, fought Nov. 24-5 1863.

Chattanooga A chart of the battle between the forces of Gens. Grant an...

Detail of a printed map to which Sneden has added color and arrows to highlight the lines of Union advance on Missionary Ridge (Sherman's forces from the north on the Confederate right and Hooker's from the sou... more

Campaign sketches. Our jolly cook / Homer del.

Campaign sketches. Our jolly cook / Homer del.

Print shows an African American cook for an Army of the Potomac corps dancing by a fire as soldiers watch at an encampment. Title from item. Purchase; William Reese Company; 2013; (DLC/PP-2013:089.03).

The Invasion of the North - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / from a sketch by Mr. Perkins.

The Invasion of the North - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / from a sketch b...

View of the city from across Susquehanna River. Reference copy in LOT 4416G (1863). Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1863 July 18, p. 461.

[Columbus Doors, U.S. Capitol]

[Columbus Doors, U.S. Capitol]

Photograph of maquette of bronze doors for the U.S. Capitol by Randolph Rogers depicting events in the life of Columbus. In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 123. Title devised by Library staff. Re... more

The cavalry forge

The cavalry forge

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.102) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

[Military camp at Morris Island, South Carolina] / G.T. Lape, photographer, 146 Chatham St., N.Y.

[Military camp at Morris Island, South Carolina] / G.T. Lape, photogra...

Photograph shows rows of tents, possibly of the 9th Maine Infantry Regiment, on a beach. Title devised by Library staff. Neg. no. B8184-10378. Information from the back of a similar photo in the collection of R... more

Portrait of Civil War soldier

Portrait of Civil War soldier

Artist: Unknown artist.Creation Date: 1863.Print Date: ca. 1863.Process: tintype.Credit Line: Gift of Stanley B. Burns.Accession Number: 1984.019.096

Secretary's report of the Soldiers' aid society, Church of the Unity, for the year 1862--63.

Secretary's report of the Soldiers' aid society, Church of the Unity, ...

On verso: 20 Sept. 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 70, Folder 26.

The war in Texas - The city of Matamoras, Mexico, opposite Brownsville / from a sketch by L. Avery.

The war in Texas - The city of Matamoras, Mexico, opposite Brownsville...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1863 Dec. 5, p. 173.

The meeting of the friends, City Hall Park

The meeting of the friends, City Hall Park

New York governor Horatio Seymour's famous "My Friends" speech, delivered from the steps of New York's City Hall during the draft riots, was widely misrepresented in the press. On the basis of reports such as t... more

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

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

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

Sketch of the vicinity of the falls of Caney Fork of Cumberland River, Ten. [sic] /

Sketch of the vicinity of the falls of Caney Fork of Cumberland River,...

Relief shown by hachures. Shows parts of Warren and Van Buren counties, Tennessee, indicating rivers, falls, roads, houses and names of residents and woodland. Sun print. Description derived from published bibl... more

Plan of the Battle of Rappahannock Station November 7th 1863.

Plan of the Battle of Rappahannock Station November 7th 1863.

As part of the Bristoe Campaign, while Union troops fought to cross the Rappahannock River at Kelly's Ford, Ewell's Confederates defended the pontoon bridge at Rappahannock Station approximately four miles away... more

The Rappahannock looking towards Falmouth R.R. Station

The Rappahannock looking towards Falmouth R.R. Station

Signed lower right: A.R. Waud. Title inscribed below image. Published in: Harper's Weekly, March 28, 1863, pp. 200-201. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.699) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil W... more

City of Boston. Boston water works ... You are hereby notified that the water will be stopped upon your premises for about five hours, for the purpose of making repairs on the works. E. R. Jones, Supt. of Eastern Division ... J. E. Farwell & Co.

City of Boston. Boston water works ... You are hereby notified that th...

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 70, Folder 25.

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

Military map showing the topographical features of the country adjacent to Harper's Ferry, Va.; including Maryland, Loudoun, and Bolivar Heights, and portions of South and Short Mountains, with the positions of the defensive works, also the junction of the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers, and their passage through the Blue Ridge /

Military map showing the topographical features of the country adjacen...

Civil War salted paper maps. AL-40. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 699 Relief shown by contour lines. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as ra... more

LLoyd's new map of the Mississippi River from Cairo to its mouth

LLoyd's new map of the Mississippi River from Cairo to its mouth

Scale 1:696,960. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 37.2 General map of the river indicating the location of a few forts. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congres... more

Abandoned camp of 9th Army Corps near Falmouth, Va., February, 1863

Abandoned camp of 9th Army Corps near Falmouth, Va., February, 1863

No. B416. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

The twin sisters liberty and union

The twin sisters liberty and union

A tobacco label produced for C.S. Allen & Company, bearing a patriotic emblem of the mutuality of Liberty and the Union--clearly designed to appeal to Northern sentiments. The two ideals are personified by wome... more

Bull Run, the scene of Gen. Taylor's death, May, 1863

Bull Run, the scene of Gen. Taylor's death, May, 1863

Photograph shows a man sitting on a fallen tree in the Occoquan River at the scene of the battle of Bull Run Bridge in which Union Brigadier General G.W. Taylor was killed in August, 1862. No. 262. Title from i... more

Map showing the positions occupied by the Tenth New York Cavalry in the cavalry engagements on the right flank at Gettysburg, Penn. : on July 2 & 3, 1863, between the Union cavalry under Gen. D. McM. Gregg and the Confederate cavalry under Gen. J.E.B. Stuart /

Map showing the positions occupied by the Tenth New York Cavalry in th...

Union positions are indicated in black and Confederate positions in red. Description derived from published bibliography. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 346.1 Available also through the Library of Congress Web si... more

[John Tyler, full-length portrait, seated at table, facing right]

[John Tyler, full-length portrait, seated at table, facing right]

Copyright by Johnson, Fry & Co. Steel engraving after painting by Chappel.

The Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., including operations from April 29th to May 5th, 1863

The Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., including operations from April 2...

Map depicts Hooker's attempt to flank Lee's position at Fredericksburg via Kelly's Ford and Chancellorsville, which backfired when Lee discovered it. Dividing his forces, Lee turned half to meet Hooker's Federa... more

Interior views of Fort Sumter, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]

Interior views of Fort Sumter, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographe...

Photograph showing the Confederate garrison and troops amidst the ruins of the interior of the fort. No. 4379. Title from item. Date and photographer's name from 99 Historic Images of Civil War Charleston, ed. ... more

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.

Sparta and its vicinity

Sparta and its vicinity

Scale [1:89,000] (not "one inch to the mile"). Relief shown by hachures. Includes indexed inset "Plan of the town of Sparta", 9 x 9 cm. Another copy is in the John M. Schofield papers, Manuscript Division, L.C.... more

[Studio portraits of a Japanese officer, a doctor in traveling dress, man in fire fighting outfit, and a Japanese army surgeon with fan]

[Studio portraits of a Japanese officer, a doctor in traveling dress, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Captions on front of item: "An officer in winter dress" (upper left); "The Japanese doctor in traveling dress" (upper right); "Japanese in fire dress" (lower left); and "A Japane... more

Headquarters of the Sanitary Commission, Gettysburg, PA.

Headquarters of the Sanitary Commission, Gettysburg, PA.

Photograph shows officers of the Sanitary Commission in front of the headquarter in Gettysburg. No. 238. Title from item. Alternate title, photographer, and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the ... more

Religious service aboard the monitor Passaic, Port Royal, S.C., 1863

Religious service aboard the monitor Passaic, Port Royal, S.C., 1863

No. 5413. Title from Civil War caption book in Prints & Photographs Reading Room. Mounted with four other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Col. J. W. Hofmann. 56th Penn. vols. Dear Sir: The "Camp Flag" of your regiment, which was ennobled by the use to which it was applied in the great battle of Gettysburg, has arrived safely at the League House ... Geo H. Boker. Secretary U. L. P.

Col. J. W. Hofmann. 56th Penn. vols. Dear Sir: The "Camp Flag" of your...

On verso: Mc# 09-82-038.342 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 18a.

Drum Corps of the 61st New York Infantry. Falmouth, Va., March 1863

Drum Corps of the 61st New York Infantry. Falmouth, Va., March 1863

In uniform, with drums. Photo by T.H. O'Sullivan. Original negative: LC-B8171-7520. Caption card tracings: Music... Drums; CW Drummer boys; Shelf.

Atlantic coast of the United States (in four sheets) : sheet no. IV, Mosquito Inlet to Key West.

Atlantic coast of the United States (in four sheets) : sheet no. IV, M...

LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 47.46 Description derived from published bibliography. At head of title: U.S. Coast Survey, A. D. Bache, Supt. From its Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, showing the... more

The head of the canal, opposite Vicksburg, Miss., now being cut by Command of Gen. Grant / from a sketch by our special artist, Henri Lovie.

The head of the canal, opposite Vicksburg, Miss., now being cut by Com...

Print shows Union troops and contrabands constructing a canal near Vicksburg, Mississippi. Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 16, no. 391 (1863 March 28), p. 8-9.

Evacuation of Aquia Creek / negative by T.H. O'Sullivan. positive by A. Gardner.

Evacuation of Aquia Creek / negative by T.H. O'Sullivan. positive by A...

Photograph showing ships loaded with supplies in Aquia Creek. Illus. in: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington, D.C. : Philp & Solomons, [c1866], v. 1, no. 33. Copyright... more

Map shewing [sic] movements of army from 30th June to 1st July 1863 : and first encounter of 1st Corps with the enemy.

Map shewing [sic] movements of army from 30th June to 1st July 1863 : ...

Indicates the general terrain and disposition of troops around Gettysburg, Pa., as well the fighting northwest of town between the Union's I Corps, under Maj.Gen. John F. Reynolds and Confederate forces under H... more

The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ...

The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ...

Print shows the title page of a pocket-sized Bible with opposite a notice from the "Bible House, Baltimore" that identifies the owner of this Bible with the name and address of his next of kin asking that they ... more

Camp on Little River, Va. The march to Gettysburg

Camp on Little River, Va. The march to Gettysburg

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.93) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

[Map of the vicinity of Chancellorsville, Va.]

[Map of the vicinity of Chancellorsville, Va.]

This undated map extends from German Ford on the Rapidan east to Falmouth Station and south to Shady Grove Church. It shows rivers, roads, crossroads and taverns.

Southern Mississippi and Alabama showing the approaches to Mobile.

Southern Mississippi and Alabama showing the approaches to Mobile.

Map includes part of west Florida and shows drainage, place names, roads, and railroads. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 260.1 LC Railroad maps, 140 Description derived from published bibliography. "U.S. Coast Sur... more

Home in Charleston, S.C.

Home in Charleston, S.C.

Ruins of home in Charleston, South Carolina and another house in background. Photograph by Haas and Peale. No. 46.

Theatre of the war! A complete map of the battle ground of Hooker's army!! Showing all the approaches from Richmond and the scene of Stoneman's successful foray, and truthfully depicted in a bold, clear, and comprehensive manner.

Theatre of the war! A complete map of the battle ground of Hooker's ar...

Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 479.5 "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1863 by Forbes & Co." "Deposited [for copyright] May 11, 1863, vol. 38, page 179, no. 124" is written on the... more

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

[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

Skirmish at Triune

Skirmish at Triune

Newspaper clipping reporting a battle at Triune, Tennessee, on June 11, 1863. Title devised by Library staff. Letter found with clipping processed as LOT 14043-3, no. 25; envelope found with clipping processed ... more

Soldier's Read! Letter from Gen. McClellan.

Soldier's Read! Letter from Gen. McClellan.

Addressed to Honorable Chas. J. Biddle.