Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers: A cartographer whose skills aided many Confederate victories, Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828–1899) was a native of Windsor, New York. Moving to Virginia in 1847, Hotchkiss earned his living as a schoolteacher. Despite a lack of formal training, Hotchkiss offered his services to the confederate army as a mapmaker shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War. In March 1862, Major General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson directed Hotchkiss to make a detailed map of the Shenandoah Valley from Harpers Ferry to Lexington. The resulting topographic map was instrumental to Jackson's success in the 1862 Valley Campaign. Maps produced by Hotchkiss additionally benefited Stonewall Jackson in all of his subsequent engagements, including Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run (Second Manassas), Antietam (Sharpsburg), Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Following Jackson's death in 1863, Hotchkiss continued to contribute maps used by Confederate army commanders Richard Ewell, Jubal Early, and Robert E. Lee. Having risen to the rank of major by the time of the surrender at Appomattox Court House, Jedediah Hotchkiss spent his later years as an engineer and a promoter of the development of Virginia's mineral resources. He wrote the Virginia volume of the Confederate Military History (1899), and many of his wartime maps were included in the Atlas of the War of the Rebellion. Links to samples below.

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Guide to the Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers


1896-1898 , "War Book," correspondence concerning Stonewall Jackson
      
Civil War Notes
       2nd Battle of Manassas, 1862
       Battle of Antietam
       Battle of Cedar Run, 1862
       Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863
       Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862
       Battle of Malvern Hill, 1862
       Battle of McDowell
       Cedar Creek, Battle of, 1864
       Cedar Run and Pope's Campaign, Aug. 1862
       Civil War Notes, 1861-1865 (1 of 4)
       Civil War Notes, 1861-1865 (2 of 4)
       Civil War Notes, 1861-1865 (3 of 4)
       Civil War Notes, 1861-1865 (4 of 4)
      
Confederate officers, A-W
      
Confederate Veterans Association, Washington, D.C., text of speech, 1896, May
      
Confederate veterans, 1895-1896
      
Diaries, 1845-1899
   1861 (miscellaneous fragments); Mar. 14-May 7; 1862, Oct. 6-19
        
   1861, Dec. 14-31
        
   1861, Dec. 9-1862, Mar. 31 (extracts)
        
   1861, June 15-1862, May 16 (extracts)
        
   1861, June 15-1862, May 24 (extracts)
        
   1861, June 15-1865, Dec. 23 (extracts)
        
   1861, June 26-Sept. 17
        
   1862, Mar. 10-May 12 (extracts)
        
   1862, Mar. 27-May 19 (extractsvariants)
        
   1862, May 20-Dec. 16 (extracts)
        
   1862, May 4-Dec. 14
        
   1863, Apr. 29-Nov. 28 (extracts)
        
   1863, Jan. 1-Nov. 28
        
   1863, Oct. 24-1864, Apr. 30
        
   1864, May 1-Dec. 23
        
   1864, May-June (miscellaneous notes)
        
   1864, Nov. 9-1865, May 8 (extracts)
          
Excerpts of Hotchkiss's war diaries transcribed in War of the Rebellion A Compilation of the Official Records... (1886)
      
Extracts of letters to John A. Harman, circa 1862
      
Family Correspondence, 1853-1903
     Family Correspondence - 1861, June 27-1864, Dec. 30
     Family Correspondence - 1861-1864
     Family Correspondence - 1861
     Family Correspondence - 1862
     Family Correspondence - 1863
     Family Correspondence - 1864-1865
     Family Correspondence - 1885
    
   Miscellany, 1854-1863
        
         To Sara Anne Comfort Hotchkiss
          
From Manassas to Appomattox, review by James Longstreet
      
General Correspondence, 1846-1899
       General Correspondence - Maps, lists and notes, undated
       General Correspondence - Robert E. Lee
       General Correspondence -1861
       General Correspondence -1862
       General Correspondence -1863
       General Correspondence -1864
       General Correspondence -1865
       General Correspondence -1866
       Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, undated
      
General orders, 1862-1864
      
Imboden, John D., 1862-1863
      
Invoices of engineer property and quartermaster reports, 1862-1863
      
Jackson, Stonewall, 1892
      
Jackson, Stonewall, staff officers, 1861 , 1893 (1 of 2)
      
Jackson, Stonewall, staff officers, 1861 , 1893 (2 of 2)
      
John W. Daniel on Earl's Campaign and Hunter McGuire on Stonewall Jackson, 1894
      
Letterbooks; 1861, June 27-1864, Dec. 30
      
List of battles fought in Virginia and West Virginia, 1861-1865
      
Map of battlefields, Civil War, undated
       Map of battlefields, Civil War, undated
      
Maps and sketches, circa 1861-1865
      
Maps, miscellany; post-1865
      
Miscellaneous subjects; Civil War; Naval engagements
      
Miscellaneous subjects; Post Civil War (1 of 3)
      
Miscellaneous subjects; Post Civil War (2 of 3)
      
Miscellaneous subjects; Post Civil War (3 of 3)
      
Morning Reports and Returns, 1862
      
Newspaper clippings, circa 1855-1899
       Newspaper Clippings - Antietam, Md
       Newspaper Clippings - Appomattox, Va
       Newspaper Clippings - Battle of Mannassas
       Newspaper Clippings - Battle of McDowell
       Newspaper Clippings - Cedar Mountain, Va
       Newspaper Clippings - Chancellorsville, Va
       Newspaper Clippings - Confederate veterans
       Newspaper Clippings - Fredericksburg, Va
       Newspaper Clippings - John S. Mosby
       Newspaper Clippings - Jubal A. Early
       Newspaper Clippings - Stonewall Jackson (1 of 2)
       Newspaper Clippings - Stonewall Jackson (2 of 2)
       Newspaper Clippings - Stonewall Jackson Staff Officers
       Newspaper Clippings - Virginia Civil War Regiments
       Newspaper clippings, circa 1855-1899 - Misc
       Newspaper items concerning Stonewall Jackson Camp, United Confederate Veterans, Staunton, Va., 1893
      
Provision returns, 5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, 1861
      
Report of Operations of the 2nd Corps. A. N. Va. and of the Army of the Valley District, 1864-1865
      
Stoneman's Raid, 1863, May
      
Supplemental Report on the Operations of the Army of the Valley District, ANV, 14 Nov. 1864-12 Apr. 1865
      
The Battle-Fields of Virginia. Chancellorsville... (1866)
      
Transcripts, Miscellaneous Civil War papers
      
Vol. 3 of Confederate Military History (1899)
       Vol. 3 of Confederate Military History (1899) - Notes
       Vol. 3 of Confederate Military History (1899) - Printed Copy
      
War Papers Digest of General Orders and Letters of General T. J. Jackson, 1861-1863
      
Writings by others; Allan, William
      
Writings by others; Bigelow, John
      
Writings by others; Blackford, Charles M
      
Writings by others; Boswell, James K
      
Writings by others; Henderson, G. F. R. (1 of 2)
      
Writings by others; Henderson, G. F. R. (2 of 2)
      
Writings by others; Royall, W. S. (Battle of Gettysburg)
      
Writings by others; Strout, Newton A
      
Writings by others; Waddell, J. Addison
      
 

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