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  • Map

    [Survey of the property of George Poffenberger and Mrs. Nicodemus in Washington County, Md.]

    Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. "Copy by O.C.G from a copy by JMJ [?] of a plat in possession of Otho Poffenberger, 1891." "Scale 30 perches." Pen-and-ink and pencil, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H121 In pencil on verso: 382. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Downin, S. S.
    • Date: 1883
  • Map

    Map of Little North Mountain or Preston & Wilson iron lands

    General map, does not give mining information. Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and pencil, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H243 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In pencil on verso: 183.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Date: 1883
  • Collection

    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 ...

    • Date: 1828

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  • Article

    The Hotchkiss Collection of Confederate Maps - Hotchkiss Map Collection - Digital 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 ...