The National Geodetic Survey (The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey) was established by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 as the Survey of the Coast. Its mission was, and still is, to survey the U.S. coastline and create nautical charts of the coast to help increase maritime safety.

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  • Map of the City of Richmond, Virginia 

    Adams, I. H.; Lindenkohl, Adolph; U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (1962)
    Plate 6: City of Richmond, 1864. Even though the capital of the Confederacy was not evacuated until 1865, Richmond was the target of some extremely violent fighting in 1864. Notable among this was General Butler's advance, ...