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Contains cartographic items made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic engineer in the Confederate Army. Includes 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. Also includes maps made or used by Hotchkiss during his post-war years, including maps with information about railroads, minerals and mining, geology and history, most of which focus on Virginia and West Virginia, but also cover other states and even the world.
Title from home page (viewed September 27, 2005). At head of title: Library of Congress American Memory. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress.