Inventory of Historic Maps of Mississippi
by Paul Davis
|Title:||[Plans for Fort Adams at Loftus’s Heights, State of Mississippi.]|
|Author:||Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.|
|Type:||Positive and negative photocopies|
|Features:||Two views-View 1: Birds eye view showing distances to various surrounding hills, at a scale of 1 inch to 30 feet. View 2: Side view of fort with an index to 13 places and features in proximity to the fort and distances between places.|
|Comments:||General Note: File contains a series of 6 maps on 8 sheets. The maps were directed and created by Freeman, J.W. Livingston and and James Wilkinson (1757-1825), portraying different features of the Fort Adams, Mississippi site. |
Title Note: Sheet 1. [A copy of the plat comprehending Loftus’s Heights and Fort Adams, containing 45 acres] / Anon.-- Sheet 2. A section of the ground at Loftus’s Heights, State of Mississippi, extending from high water in the river Mississippi thro’ the plane whereon the principle garrison and batteries are to be errected / Thomas Freeman.-- Sheet 3.Plan of the lower works of Fort Adams, State of Mississippi, at Loftus’s Heights on the river Mississippi / by J. W. Livingston.-- Sheet 4. A plan Fort Adams - State of Mississippi at Loftus’s Heights on the river Mississippi / General James Wilkinson.-- Sheet 5. A section of the ground at Loftus’s Heights extending from high-water in the river Missisipi thro’ the plane whereon the principal garrison and batteries are to be erected [scale indeterminable] / Thos. Freeman.-- A plan of an embrasure and platform [scale ca. 1:48] / Anon.-- A section of the parapet, through an embrasure and platform [scale ca. 1:48] / Anon.--
Features Note: Features described are for Sheet Number six. Some of the other maps include insets of sections of the fortification’s ramparts. Relief is shown on some maps pictorially. Some maps contain reference keys.
Scale Note: Various scales are: sheet 2 [ca. 1:480], sheet 3 [ca. 1:360], sheet 4 [ca. 1:360], sheets 5 and 6 scales vary, and sheet 1 scale not given.
Repository Note: Photocopies are from originals in the National Archives, Washington, D.C., record group 77, drawer 138.
|Repository:||Mississippi Department of Archives and History | National Archives and Records Administration, Cartographic and Architectural Records|