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Maps

Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough "Army map of the seat of war in Virginia..."The Library of Virginia's map collection includes about 200 maps relating to the Civil War. There are maps accompanying a report to the governor of Virginia, Confederate imprints, a variety of printed and manuscript maps, mostly of Virginia areas, and a small group of field maps of southwestern Virginia found in books belonging to Major General William W. Loring, CSA. A Guide to Using the Map Collection in the Archives helps researchers navigate the complex variety of maps in the Library's collections.

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Bull Run, Battle of, 1861
[Locality] History Civil War, 1861-1865
LVA Civil War Maps
Maps Virginia
Southern States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Williamsburg History Civil War 1861-1865

Selected Online Collections

The Civil War Map Project includes nearly 200 Civil War cartographic items from the Library's vast map collection originally digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Library, the Library of Congress, and the Virginia Historical Society.

Selected Map Collections

Cowles, Calvin D. comp. The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War. Originally published as Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1891. By George B. Davis, Leslie J. Perry, and Joseph W. Kirkley. New introduction by Richard Sommers. New York: Gramercy Books; Avenel, N.J.: Distributed by Outlook Book Company, 1983.

Library of Virginia Online Civil War Map Collection: (Click Here for Online Images)

McPherson, James M., ed. The Atlas of the Civil War. New York: MacMillan, 1994.

Miller, William J. Great Maps of the Civil War: Pivotal Battles and Campaigns Featuring 32 Removable Maps. Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill Press, 2004.

———. Mapping for Stonewall: The Civil War Service of Jed Hotchkiss. Washington, D.C.: Elliott & Clark Pub., 1993.

Phillips, Dave. Maps of the Civil War: The Roads They Took. New York: MetroBooks, 1998.
Sharpe, Michael. Historical Maps of Civil War Battlefields. San Diego, Calif.: Thunder Bay Press, 2000.

Stephenson, Richard W. Civil War Maps: An Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in the Library of Congress. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1989.

———.“An Unfamiliar Country: The Commonwealth during the Civil War.” In Virginia in Maps: Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development. Edited by Richard W. Stephenson and Marianne M. McKee, 189–245. Richmond: The Library of Virginia, 2000.

Selected Maps

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. Map showing the location of battle fields in Virginia / compiled from the official war records and maps for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., 1891. Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., ca. 1892.

Joseph Hutchins Colton. J. H. Colton's topographical map of Virginia, Maryland & eastn. Tennessee: & part of adjoining states. New York: J. H. Colton, 1861.

Jeremy Francis Gilmer. Map of the country between Richmond and Petersburg / drawn from surveys made by order of J. F. Gilmer, chief engineer, C.S.A. New York: H. L. Penfield, Lith., [1864].

H. James. Neighborhood of Fort Monroe and Norfolk Harbour VirginiaH. James. Neighborhood of Fort Monroe and Norfolk Harbour Virginia from the U.S. Coast Survey. London: Topl. Depot, War Office, 1862.

Johnson & Browning. Johnson's Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland by Johnson & Browning. [S.l.]: Johnson & Browning, [ca. 1862].

C. L. Ludwig. Map of a Part of the City of RichmondC. L. Ludwig. Map of a Part of the City of Richmond Showing the Burnt Districts Drawn on Stone by C. L. Ludwig. Richmond: W. I. Smith, 1865.

Maps of Raleigh, Mercer and Summers Counties, West Virginia"Maps of Raleigh, Mercer and Summers Counties, West Virginia/ Prepared by Residents of Western Virginia for General Loring." [1862?].

W. L. Nicholson. Map of eastern Virginia, 1862 / compiled from the best authorities and printed at the Coast Survey Office, A. D. Bache, Supt.; compiled by W. L. Nicholson. Washington, D.C.: W. H. & O. H. Morrison, 1862.

J. J. Oakley. Troop movements in Richmond, Petersburg, Appomattox area, April 1865, traced by J. J. Oakley [19--?].

Otto Julian Schultze. Sketch of vicinity of Fort Fisher / surveyed under the direction of Brvt. Brig. Gen. C. B. Comstock, chief engineer, by Otto Julian Schultze, Private, 15th N.Y.V. Eng. [Washington, D.C.]: War Dept., [1865].

United States Coast Survey. Charleston Harbor and its approachesUnited States Coast Survey. Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel batteries / U.S. Coast Survey; A. D. Bache Supdt. [S.l.]: U.S. Coast Survey, 1863.

Gouveneur Kemble Warren. Map of battle-grounds of August 28th, 29th, & 30th, 1862, in the vicinity of Groveton, Prince William Co., Va.  made by the authority of the Hon. G. W. McCrary, Secretary of War; surveyed in June 1878 by Bvt. Maj. Gen G. K. Warren, Major of Engineers, U.S.A.; assisted by Capt. J. A. Judson, C.E., (A.A. Gen. "Kings Division") and H. D. Garden, C.E., (late Capt. & A.A. Gen. Confed. Army). [Washington]: Engineer Department, U.S. Army, ca. 1878.