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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Reconnaissance in Virginia north of Falls Church. This sheet appears to be a pencil tracing of work done by parties composed of Frederick Dorr, John Donn, Cleveland Rockville, and P.C. F. West in October 1861. This is the middle sheet showing both the upper road and the lower road which seems to have been done by Cleveland Rockwell. Middle section of sheet in cgs05224.
Virginia, Fairfax County 1861 October
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Preliminary sketch map of showing siege operations against Fort Wagner between July 18 and September 7, 1863.
South Carolina coast, Morris Island 1863
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Reconnaissance chart of the Ohio River near New Grand Chain, Illinois, just above the junction of the Ohio River and Mississippi River. Reconnaissance for the Mississippi Squadron under Rear Admiral S. P. Lee by F. H. Gerdes, Asst. , U.S. Coast Survey.
Illinois, near New Grand Chain 1865
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Tertiary Triangulation of Half Moon Bay, California by the party of A. F. Rodgers, Assistant U.S. Coast Survey. G. Farquhar Observer. Note Rodgers signature. Unfortunately, his hand-writing is nearly indecipherable as he spent fifty years on the West Coast and wrote many reports of his activities in a near pioneer environment.
California, Half Moon Bay 1863
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What seems to be a hand-drawn sketch or tracing of the Petersburg area. This would probably have been done in the 1864-1865 timeframe during the siege of Petersburg although the sheet has an 1861? in the lower right corner.
Virginia, Petersburg 1863
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Map showing siege operations against Sumter and Wagner. Morris Island, S.C. Between July 13th and September 7th 1863. J. B. Brooks Major A.D.C. and Assistant Engineer.
South Carolina coast, Morris Island 1863
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Map showing siege operations against Sumter and Wagner. Morris Island, S.C. Unclear if image cgs05232 or this map was the original.
South Carolina coast, Morris Island 1863
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Map of Morris Island, South Carolina, from U. S. Coast Survey 1823-24. Sand hills from a survey of 6 June 1862. Wm. A. Walker Draughtsman. U. S. Engr. Corps. 25 July 1863.
Mississippi, Vicksburg 1863
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Chart of Charleston Harbor entrance showing position of Union and Confederate batteries as of September 7th, 1863, the day Fort Wagner fell. The Union ironclads are shown in position for attack on Fort Wagner.
Mississippi, Walnut Bayou 1863
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Blowup of area surrounding attack on Fort Wagner on September 7th, 1863. Charleston Harbor and Its Approaches Showing the Position of the Rebel Batteries 1863.
Mississippi, Vicksburg 1863
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Map No.8 of Atchafalaya Basin Prepared by Order of Maj. Gen. N. P. Banks.
Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin 1863
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Northeast portion of the map of Atchafalaya Basin Prepared by Order of Maj. Gen. N. P. Banks.
Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin 1863
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Battlefield of Chattanooga with the operations of the National Forces under the command of Major General U.S. Grant during the battles of Nov. 23, 24, & 25, 1863. Please see cgs05254 for a brighter version.
Tennessee, Chattanooga 1863
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Manuscript map of Chattanooga made in 1863
Tennessee, Chattanooga 1863
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Map of the Battlefield of Chattanooga made to accompany Report of Major General U.S. Grant.
Tennessee, Chattanooga 1863
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Survey Map of Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel-Batteries. Also includes Union ironclads and range circles from downtown Charleston.
South Carolina, Charleston Harbor 1863
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Portion of target map of Charleston Harbor and its approaches. Includes Fort Sumter, Fort Wagner, Battery Gregg, Floating Iron Battery and Union ironclads. See image cgs05242 for full version.
South Carolina, Charleston Harbor 1863
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Portion of different version of Charleston Harbor and its approaches. Please see image cgs05245.
South Carolina, Charleston Harbor 1863
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Processed reconnaissance surveys in vicinity of Lewinville and Leesburg Pike. This appears to be a continuation of the reconnaissance surveys of 1861.
South Carolina, Charleston Harbor 1864
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Another black & white copy of Suvrey Map of Charleston Harbor and its approaches showing the positions of the Rebel-Batteries.
South Carolina, Charleston Harbor 1863
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Coast of South Carolina & Georgia from Charleston to Fernandina
South Carolina and Georgia coast 1863
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The Coast of Georgia, possibly original map but probably a tracing from British Admiral F. W. Des Barres publication the Atlantic Neptune.
Georgia coast 1780
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Field map of Chattanooga, Tenn. and its Vicinity, showing the fortification of the enemy. This map was produced using the Margedant photographic process.
Tennessee, Chattanooga 1863
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Map of Chattanooga & Vicinity, compiled from Surveys & Information under the direction of Captain P.C.F.West, U.S.C.S.
Tennessee, Chattanooga 1863
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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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