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Dear Mr. Larkin,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located an Index to Captured Confederate Parish Maps of Louisiana (Local Identifier: Z-33/Index). The maps (Local Identifier: Z-33) are located in a file unit titled Civil War (Local Identifier: Z) that is part of the series titled Civil Works Map File, 1818 - 1947(Local Identifier: 77-CWMF). All three of these are in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers (Record Group 77). For access to and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about maps and the Civil War is available on NARA’s web pages at https://www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war and clicking on the section labeled MAPS.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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Dear James Larkin:
You may also consider reviewing the Civil War Maps Collection from the Geography and Maps Division of the Library of Congress, or contacting staff in the reading room via the G&M Ask A Librarian form.
Many of the civil war collections in the custody of the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress are described in Civil War Manuscripts, available in PDF here. It is possible that a map of New Orleans during the Civil War period may be included among the collections. You may also wish to review the finding aid for the Benjamin F. Butler Papers, which includes some maps. Butler served as military governor of New Orleans.
You may order reproductions of items from the Library of Congress collections through Duplication Services. Information regarding ordering and pricing may be found on the web page linked above.
Best of luck with your research!
Manuscript Reading Room Staff
Library of Congress