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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
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Profile of Cross Section of Tennessee River at Chattanooga.
Tennessee, Chattanooga 1864
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Topographic Survey T-926 of Chattanooga and its Approaches showing the Union and Rebel Works before and during the battles of 23rd, 24th and 25th November, 1863 . Signed by F.W. Dorr, among the greatest of Coast Survey and Union Army topographers.
Tennessee, Chattanooga 1863
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Title block of Topographic Survey T-926 of Chattanooga and its Approaches showing the Union and Rebel Works before and during the battles of 23rd, 24th and 25th November, 1863. Surveyed under the direction of Brig. Gen. W.F. Smith. Chief Engineer of the Military Division of the Mississippi. Surveyed by F. W. Dorr. This was much of the basis for images cgs05254 and cgs05239.
Tennessee, Chattanooga 1863
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Chart of Cedar Key, Florida. The last published data from the Coast Survey Steamer ROBERT J. WALKER which was sunk as the result of a collision off Absecon Inlet, New Jersey, on June 21, 1860.
Tennessee, Chattanooga 1861
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Historical Sketch of the Rebellion, published at the office of the U.S. Coast Survey. This was one of series of maps produced throughout the war showing the progress of Union forces in suppressing the rebellion. This map was dated July 20, 1863.
United States 1863
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Fortifications on Craney Island, Elizabeth River, Virginia, by Assistant A.M. Harrison.
Illinois 1862
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Fortifications on Craney Island, Elizabeth River, Virginia, by Assistant A.M. Harrison. Orientation of sheet different than in image cgs05256.
Louisiana, Fort De Russy 1862
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Map illustrating the operations of the U.S. Forces against Vicksburg, compiled at U.S. Coast Survey Office.
Mississippi, Vicksburg 1863
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Title block to original survey of grounds of what became Arlington National Cemetery. Surveyed by Ed. Hergesheimer of the Coast Survey. Hergesheimer also produced the very important map showing
Virginia, Arlington 1864
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Original survey of grounds of Arlington National Cemetery by Edwin Hergesheimer. Coast Survey T-Sheet T-1025.
Virginia, Arlington 1864
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Portion of map of part of what is now Arlington National Cemetery showing the Custis Mansion surrounded by flower garden and vegetable garden. This was the former home of General Robert E. Lee, CSA.
Virginia, Arlington 1864
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Sheet No. 2 of Mississippi River, Grand Gulf, Turner's Pt., New Carthage. Reconnaissance for the use of the Mississippi Squadron. Mapped by Ferdinand H. Gerdes and T. C. Bowie of the Coast Survey.
Mississippi, Louisiana 1864
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Part of T-Sheet that went into construction of Mississippi River Sheet No.2 by Ferdinand H. Gerdes and T.C. Bowie. Note Jefferson Davis Plantation south of Palmyra Island. T-sheet 1920.
Mississippi River 1864 May
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Portion of T-Sheet that went into construction of Mississippi River Sheet No. 2 by Ferdinand H. Gerdes and T.C. Bowie. North middle section of T-Sheet 1920 showing key to symbology on map.
Mississippi River 1864 May
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Portion of T-Sheet that went into construction of Mississippi River Sheet No. 2 by Ferdinand H. Gerdes and T. C. Bowie. South middle section of T-Sheet 1920 with title block.
Mississippi River 1864 May
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Southern portion of T-Sheet 1920 that went into construction of Mississippi River Sheet No. 2 by Ferdinand H. Gerdes and T. C. Bowie.
Mississippi River 1864 May
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General Map of Charleston Harbor South Carolina Showing Rebel Defences and Obstructions. Prepared by C. O. Boutelle and drawn by E. Willenbrucher. This map was prepared following the fall of Charleston. Note that "This torpedo exploded under U.S. Steamer BIBB March 16, 1865" off of Fort Moultrie. The BIBB was a Coast Survey ship attached to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
South Carolina, Charleston 1865
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Title block to "General Map of Charleston Harbor...." Charles O. Boutelle was in command of the Coast Survey Steamer BIBB and was fleet hydrographer to both Admiral Samuel Du Pont and Admiral John Dahlgren during the course of the war. See image cgs05269 for an indication of the danger facing this surveying vessel.
South Carolina, Charleston 1865
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Cutout view of entrance to Charleston Harbor on "General Map of Charleston Harbor ...." Note that what had been Maffitt's Channel prior to the war was now termed the Beach Channel. It had also been called Sullivan's Channel during the Civil War. John Maffitt had sailed for the Confederate Navy and was a very successful commerce raider and blockade runner.
South Carolina, Charleston 1865
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Drawings of Fort Sumter South Carolina at the time of its capture February 18th 1865. These drawings were prepared for Major General Quincy A. Gillmore. It is not known who the artist was.
South Carolina, Charleston 1865
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Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois to St. Mary's, Missouri in VI Sheets by the party of F. H. Gerdes, Coast Survey.
Mississippi River 1865
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Mississippi River from 25 to 41 miles above Cairo. Sheet 2. Surveyed by the party of F. H. Gerdes, Coast Survey.
Mississippi River 1865
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Image cgs05271 and cgs05272 combined in original format. Mississippi River from 41 miles above Cairo, Illinois, to St. Mary's, Missouri.
Mississippi River 1865
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Order of attack on Fort Fisher, January 14 and 15, 1865. This map was probably produced by Coast Survey Assistant John S. Bradford who served with David Porter in 1865. Bradford also piloted the powder boat LOUISIANA to its position on the beach off of Fort Fisher as well on the night of December 24, 1864.
North Carolina, Wilmington 1865
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Chart of California coast from Point Pinos to Bodega Head first published in 1862. This chart is notable because it is probably the first to show the continental shelf break for a significant portion of the West Coast. It also shows Monterey Canyon. Edition of 1866.
California, Central Coast 1866
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View of North Farallones from Noonday Rock on Chart of California coast from Point Pinos to Bodega Head first published in 1862, edition of 1866.
California, Central Coast 1866
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View of Point Reyes from Noonday Rock on Chart of California coast from Point Pinos to Bodega Head first published in 1862, edition of 1866.
California, Central Coast 1866
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The Theodolite Magnetometer. Plate 29, Coast Survey Report 1865.
1865
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Drawing of Plane Table. Plate 30, Coast Survey Report 1865.
1865
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Plate 31, Coast Survey Report 1865 by E. Hergesheimer. These diagrams are believed to include all possible conditions of the relation of the position of an undetermined point to three fixed points. A discussion of this diagram begins on page 215 of the 1865 Annual Report within Appendix No. 22, On the Plane-Table and Its Use in Topographical Surveying.
1865
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Topographic Survey T-356 of Eastern End of Deer Island, surveyed by John Smith. Specimen of topographical signs and style of drawing planetable sheets. Drawn by E. Hergesheimer.
Maine 1863
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Topographic Survey T-991 of The vicinity of the rebel fortifications on the rivers emptying into Ossabaw Sound, Georgia
Georgia, Ossabaw Sound 1865
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Reconnaissance Sheet T-1911 of the Tennessee River. Section 5. From Chickasaw to Florence, Alabama. By the Coast Survey party of F. H. Gerdes.
Alabama 1865
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Painting of Cape Foulweather by AWC 1868. AWC was Sub-Assistant A. W. Chase who served on the Oregon coast in 1868.
Oregon, Cape Foulweather 1868
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Chart of map of Puget Sound, Washington Territory under the direction of Benjamin Peirce, Superintendent of the Coast Survey.
Washington, Puget Sound 1867
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Sketch view of Our Russian Possessions -- New Archangel, the principal town of Russian America. In: Harper's Weekly, May 4, 1867.
Alaska 1867
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Map in Harper's Weekly showing the extent of our new possessions in the "Far Northwest," as compared with the rest of the continent. See cgs05287.
Alaska 1867
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Sketch view of our Russian possessions -- Mount Saint Elias, Russian America. In: Harper's Weekly, May 4, 1867.
Alaska 1867
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Title Block to Projects for Coast Charts outlining a projected series of charts from New York to Maine.
United States Northeast Coast 1867
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Map showing the Projects for Coast Charts divided into sections.
United States Northeast Coast 1867
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Colored version map showing the Projects for Coast Charts. See cgs05290. Project up to 23/72 and up to date up to June 1874.
United States Northeast Coast 1874
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View of Cape Ann from the Northward, Thatcher's I. Lights bearing South. 3/4 West distant at 6 1/2 miles. And view of Entrance to Gloucester, Eastern Pt. Lights bearing North distant at 3 miles. Views from image cgs05305.
Massachusetts 1867
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Map of San Francisco Peninsula under Benjamin Peirce superintendent.
California, San Francisco 1869
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Chart of Cordell Bank off Point Reyes, California under Benjamin Peirce superintendent. Aids to Navagation corrected to 1885.
California, Cordell Bank 1869
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Chart of Burlington Harbor, Vermont under Benjamin Peirce superintendent
Vermont, Burlington Harbor 1871
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Chart of Delaware River from Navy Yard to Fort Mifflin Light House under Benjamin Peirce superintendent.
Pennsylvania, New Jersey 1871
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Chart of Passaic River from Morris Turnpike Bridge to and including City Front of Newark, New Jersey Carlile P. Patterson superintendent.
New Jersey, Newark 1871
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View of Boston Entrance, Boston Light bearing W.N.W. distant at 4 3/4 miles. And view of Minot's Ledge Light bearing S. by E. distant at 2 3/4 miles. Views from image cgs05306.
Massachusetts, Boston 1872
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Map of Wrecks to March 18th, 1873; compiled by A.F. Rodgers Assist U.S. Coast Survey. Pacific Coast from Point Pinos to Bodega Head, California, from a Trigonometrical Survey. Published in 1862. Including 5 views showing Noonday Rock, North Farallones; Entrance to San Francisco Bay; Pt. Piedras; Pt. Anu Nuevo and Pt. Pinos.
California, Central Coast 1873 March 18
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Blowup of map of Wrecks to March 18th, 1873. Pacific Coast from Point Pinos to Bodega Head, California showing San Francisco Bay area. Compiled by Augustus F. Rodgers, Assistant U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
California, San Francisco Bay 1873 March 18

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