Civil War battles : the maps of Jedediah Hotchkiss

by Chester G. Hearn


Meet Jedediah Hotchkiss, one of the greatest men to serve the Confederacy. Though you may not have heard of him, he was an invaluable asset to generals Stonewall” Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jubal Early. Jed Hotchkiss was one of the first great American cartographers, whose maps were drawn with amazing precision and impeccable craftsmanship. Discover the story of the Civil War as it unfolds through the chronology of Hotchkiss’s maps. Civil War Battles traces the battles, marches, and actions of the Civil War through the maps and journals of Jed Hotchkiss, as well as diaries, journals, and other primary sources written by Civil War soldiers. Hotchkiss’s maps provide a unique chronology of the Civil War from early 1861 through March 1865. This beautiful book includes 45 of Hotchkiss’s smaller maps, covering every battle and campaign in which Hotchkiss left a record. To further bring Hotchkiss’s history to life, there are also several animated action scenes, including a scouting expedition at Stony Creek. For closer inspection, five of Hotchkiss’s largest, most spectacular maps are included as special foldout pieces that you can frame and hang on your wall.

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