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Sketch Book Showing Positions of Second Corps, A. N. Va, in Engagements of 1864–5

Cover of Jedediah Hotchkiss's Sketchbook

This is the marble-board cover of a sketchbook that belonged to Jedediah Hotchkiss, a Confederate topographical engineer with the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Hotchkiss filled the interior pages of the sketchbook with handwritten notes and drawings detailing Confederate troop positions and engagements with Union troops during 1864 and 1865. A paper affixed to the cover indicates that if the sketchbook were misplaced, it should be returned to "Jed. Hotchkiss, Staunton, Virginia."

Original Author: Jedediah Hotchkiss

Created: ca. 1864–1865

Medium: Sketchbook cover

Courtesy of Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

Pages from Jedediah Hotchkiss's Sketchbook

Pages twenty-one and twenty-two from a sketchbook kept by the Confederate mapmaker Jedediah Hotchkiss detail troop movements leading up to, during, and after the Third Battle of Winchester (also known as the Battle of Opequon) on September 19, 1864. Hotchkiss, a topographical engineer with the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, interspersed his notes with line drawings in gray or colored pencils.

Original Author: Jedediah Hotchkiss

Created: ca. 1864–1865

Medium: Sketchbook

Courtesy of Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

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  • Cover of Jedediah Hotchkiss's Sketchbook

    This is the marble-board cover of a sketchbook that belonged to Jedediah Hotchkiss, a Confederate topographical engineer with the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Hotchkiss filled the interior pages of the sketchbook with handwritten notes and drawings detailing Confederate troop positions and engagements with Union troops during 1864 and 1865. A paper affixed to the cover indicates that if the sketchbook were misplaced, it should be returned to "Jed. Hotchkiss, Staunton, Virginia."

    Original Author: Jedediah Hotchkiss

    Created: ca. 1864–1865

    Medium: Sketchbook cover

    Courtesy of Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

  • Pages from Jedediah Hotchkiss's Sketchbook

    Pages twenty-one and twenty-two from a sketchbook kept by the Confederate mapmaker Jedediah Hotchkiss detail troop movements leading up to, during, and after the Third Battle of Winchester (also known as the Battle of Opequon) on September 19, 1864. Hotchkiss, a topographical engineer with the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, interspersed his notes with line drawings in gray or colored pencils.

    Original Author: Jedediah Hotchkiss

    Created: ca. 1864–1865

    Medium: Sketchbook

    Courtesy of Library of Congress Geography and Map Division