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Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Contract with Jedadiah Hotchkiss, 1868-06-29

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 0000003979], Folder: 48
Scope and Contents

This contract details the agreement between the Washington College Survey Board and the renowned topographical surveyor Jedadiah Hotchkiss. It is a contract for Hotchkiss to perform various surveys on behalf of the Board of Survey to expand the college's map resources. The five year contract stipulates assorted restrictions on Hotchkiss's rights to the maps. It is signed by R.E. Lee on behalf of the Board of Survey.

Dates: 1868-06-29

Jedediah Hotchkiss to Robert E. Lee, 1865-09-25

 Item — Box 7: [Barcode: 0000003981], Folder: 8

Jedediah Hotckiss, renowned Confederate mapmaker, wrote to Robert E. Lee regarding the history of the war that Lee was compiling. Hotchkiss had saved all of his maps of the "battlefields and of the country operated in" and he intended to publish them along with a narrative. In this letter he offers to furnish Lee with any maps that he might want.

Dates: 1865-09-25

Jubal Anderson Early to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 60
Scope and Contents

Jubal Early recounts his participation in battles of the American Civil War and describes his experience living in Mexico since the Confederate surrender and his planned move to Canada.

The original envelope is included with this letter.

Dates: 1866-05-15

Two Letters Concerning the Death of Elisha Paxton, 1883 - 1897

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000004860], Folder: 18
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers are comprised primarily of the personal correspondences, business and military papers of Elisha F. Paxton between 1845 and 1863. The core of the personal letters are written from Paxton to his wife Elizabeth White Paxton during their courtship in the 1850s and during the American Civil War, 1861-1863, while he served as an officer in the Confederate States Army’s 27th Virginia Infantry, a member of the staff of General Stonewall Jackson, and general in...
Dates: 1883 - 1897

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Battle of North Anna River (Virginia : 1864) 1
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (Virginia : 1864) 1
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