Collection Items

  • Map
    Map of "Big Hill" iron lands, 592 1/2 acres, Botetourt Co., Virginia Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and pencil over an ink grid on lined paper, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H232 In pencil on verso: 340. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Date: 1881
  • Map
    Map showing the preliminary line of the East River Railroad, May, 1881. Map of part of Virginia showing relief by form lines, drainage, mills, property owners names, towns, roads, and the railroad line, with distances in red.
    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah - East River Rail Road Company
    • Date: 1881
  • 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 their ...
    • 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 ...