Collection Hotchkiss Map Collection

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  • S. S. Downin's plat of Joseph Poffenberger /

    Shows property in Washington County, Md. Title from verso. Pen-and-ink on tracing paper, mounted between sheets of transparent paper. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H122 Conversion chart for perch into feet on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Downin, S. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • The Hotchkiss Collection of Confederate Maps - Hotchkiss Map Collection - Collections

    by Clara LeGear Jedediah Hotchkiss was born at Windsor, Broome County, N. Y., November 30, 1828. He was graduated from the Windsor Academy and early showed great interest in botany and in geology. In the winter of 1846-47, he taught school in Lykens Valley near Harrisburg, Pa., in a community where coal mines were being opened. In his spare time, he studied the geology ...

  • About this Collection - Hotchkiss Map Collection - Collections

    The Hotchkiss Map Collection contains cartographic items made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic engineer in the Confederate Army. Hotchkiss made detailed battle maps primarily of the Shenandoah Valley, some of which were used by the Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson for their combat planning and strategy. Several of the maps have annotations of various military officers, demonstrating their ...