Collection Hotchkiss Map Collection

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  • The Hotchkiss Collection of Confederate Maps -- Hotchkiss Map Collection

    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 ...

    • Date: 1828
  • Hotchkiss Map Collection

    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 ...

    • Date: 1828
  • Map showing location of the "Gallego" forty thousand acres of coal and timber lands, Fayette County, W. Va. /

    Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H255 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 183.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885
  • Map of Botetourt Co. : from surveys and and reconnoisance [sic] /

    Oriented with north toward the upper left. Pen-and-ink on tracing linen with sheet having 2 different titles, sectioned in 2, and mounted on cloth. Original map has date of 1865 which was updated in 1885. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H284 LC Land ownership maps, 1223 In pencil on verso: 50? crossed out. In pencil on verso: A.C. 284. Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: Izard, Walter
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885