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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
  • Coal section of Flat-top Mountain /

    Shows area from Pineville to the mouth of Crane Creek in West Virginia. Pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H239 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In ink in center of map: No. 2.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • Section of coal beds in Flat-top Mountain /

    Elevation profile of a section of coal beds. Pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H240 In ink: No. 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Includes the level of the lower coal measures.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896