Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, 1835-1908 (bulk 1875-1898).

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Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, 1835-1908 (bulk 1875-1898).

Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, 1835-1908 (bulk 1875-1898).

Correspondence, diaries (1845-1899), notebooks, subject files, writings, financial papers, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and printed material relating principally to Hotchkiss's service with the Confederate Army as a topographical engineer in Virginia and to his involvement with various land and mining schemes in West Virginia, especially the Gauley Coal Company, Guyandot Coal Land Association, and North Flat-Top Land Association. Civil War diaries, notebooks, and journals describe troop movements and battles. Includes genealogical papers relating to the Hotchkiss and Beecher families, copies of William Barton Rogers' notebooks (1835-1841) for his geological survey of Virginia, and papers of Hotchkiss's wife, Sara Anne Comfort Hotchkiss. Correspondents include William Allan, James Gillespie Blaine, William E. Chandler, Robert Lewis Dabney, John W. Daniel, Jubal Anderson Early, Stephen B. Elkins, John Brown Gordon, Nelson Hotchkiss, Stonewall Jackson, Joseph LeConte, Fitzhugh Lee, Robert E. Lee, William Mahone, S.S. McClure, Hunter McGuire, Dwight Lyman Moody, John Pelham, Jeb Stuart, Henry St. George Tucker, and Henry A. Wise.

20,000 items.74 containers.61 microfilm reels.29.6 linear feet.

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Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899

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Confederate Army officer, topographical and mining engineer, and historian. From the description of Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, 1835-1908 (bulk 1875-1898). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 317574630 Jedediah Hotchkiss, of Staunton, Va., served with the Confederate States Army Corps of Engineers, with primary duties of map-making during the Army's Virginia campaigns. After the war, he became an author, lecturer, and editor and continued to produce maps, especially for various Ci...

Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894

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Confederate general. From the description of Autograph manuscript : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742671 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of James Barron and son of Wilton and Jane A. (Barron) Hope. James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Anne Beverley Whiting. The couple had two daughters, Jane A. Barron (Jane...

Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882

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Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Virginia from 1835-1853. In the years following his departure, he founded and was president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Boston. From the description of Papers of William Barton Rogers [manuscript], 1843 December 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647837261 Shields was a student from Cumberland County, Va.; afterwards a captain and surgeon, C.S.A., then physician and farmer in Union Count...

LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901

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Joseph LeConte, born in 1823, graduated from the University of Georgia in 1841. He enrolled in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1844 and received an M.D. in 1845. He married Elizabeth Caroline Nisbet in 1847 and established a medical practice in Macon. Because his first love was geology, however, he enrolled in the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard College in 1850 to study with the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz. Upon completing his studies in 1851 he returned to Georgia and became...

Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876

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American lawyer and politician; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to President Buchanan, 1857 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588282 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Teackle in Baltimore, 1841 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Col. T.H. Ellis, 1859 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588...

Daniel, John W. (John Warwick), 1842-1910

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Daniel was born and educated at Lynchburg, Virginia, served in the Confederate Army and practised law afterwards. He was a member of Congress from 1885-1887 and a United States Senator from 1887-1910. From the description of Papers, 1849-1910 (inclusive), 1865-1910 (bulk). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122471372 John Warwick Daniel (1842-1910) was prominent in Virginia and national political circles. He served as a representative and senator both on a state ...

Guyandot Coal Land Association

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Pelham, John, 1838-1863

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John Pelham, an Anniston, Ala., native, attended the U.S. Military Academy until the Civil War broke out in 1861. He served with distinction as an artillerist for General J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry at the battles of First Bull Run, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. He was killed at the age of 24 at the Battle of Kelly's Ford in 1863. From the description of Papers, 1856-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122498611 ...

North Flat-Top Land Association

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Beecher family.

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Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905

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Fitzhugh Lee, grandson of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" and nephew of Robert E. Lee was Major General of the Confederate Army. After the war, he wrote about and taught the history of the South during the Civil War and wrote a biography of Robert E. Lee. In 1885-1889, he served as governor of Virginia. From the description of Papers of Fitzhugh Lee, 1863-1889 (bulk 1885-1889). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122446276 Fitzhugh Le...

Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

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U.S. representative and senator from Maine; newspaper editor; unsuccessful candidate for U.S. president; Secretary of State; resident of Portland, Me.; b. in West Brownsville, Pa.; buried in Augusta, Me. From the description of James G. Blaine autograph letter signed to Hon. E. A. Rollins, 1864 Oct. 27. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 182560206 James Gillespie Blaine was born 1830 Jan. 31 in West Brownsville, Pa., and died 1893 Jan. 27 in Washington, ...

Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917

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U.S. secretary of the navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of William E. Chandler papers, 1863-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982265 U.S. Secretary of the Navy, senator from New Hampshire, and lawyer. From the description of Papers [microform], 1876-1882. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 62739785 William E. Chandler, a Republican, was U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1889-1901, Assistant ...

Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863

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Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) was a Confederate Army officer from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va. From the guide to the Stonewall Jackson papers, 1855-1906, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) Confederate general. From the description of Stonewall Jackson papers, 1842-1898 (bulk 1861-1862) [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23186323 Confederate Army officer, from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), V...

McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949

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Journalist, writer of books for boys. From the description of S.S. McClure check to James Barnes, 1898 June 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53795304 American publisher. From the description of Letter to Edward Sylvester Ellis, 1892 October 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51846140 ...

Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864

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James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart, soldier, was born 6 February 1833, on "Laurel Hill" plantation, Patrick County, Virginia. He died 12 May 1864 and is buried in Richmond, Virginia. Stuart graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (1850); received his commission (1854); and transferred to the Cavalry (1855). He married Flora Cooke, a colonel's daughter, in 1855, and the couple had three children. Stuart became Robert E. Lee's aide (1859) and resigned from the U.S. Army to be commissioned a lieutenan...

McGuire, Hunter, 1835-1900

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The central figures in this collection are Cuthbert Powell (1775-1849), his son, Charles Leven Powell (1804-1896), Charles Leven Powell's wife, Selina (Lloyd) Powell (d. 1871), and their children. Cuthbert Powell Cuthbert Powell (1775-1849) was born in Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia to parents Leven Powell (1737-1810) and Sarah (Harrison) Powell. He was one of eleven children. Cuthbert made his fortune alongside his brother, Leven Powell, Jr. (1772-1807), as a merc...

Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904

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John Brown Gordon (1832-1904), Confederate General, Georgia Governor (1886-1890), and U.S. Senator (1873-1880, 1891-1897), born in Upson County, Georgia. From the description of Letters to Henry F. Emery, 1901-1903. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478315 One of Georgia's most renowned political and military figures of the nineteenth century, John Brown Gordon was born on a plantation situated along the banks of the Flint River in Upson County on February 6, 1832. As a child...

Hotchkiss, Sara Anne Comfort

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Dabney, Robert Lewis, 1820-1898

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Presbyterian minister, Confederate chaplain, biographer of "Stonewall" Jackson. From the description of Letters, 1838, 1847. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41150049 ...

Mahone, William, 1826-1895

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Confederate Army officer, railroad administrator, politician. From the description of Papers, 1853-1895; (bulk 1876-1892). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23371607 Politician and senator, leader in "Readjuster" movement to readjust state debt. From the description of Letter : Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County, 1880 April 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122539121 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia...

Moody, Dwight Lyman, 1837-1899

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American evangelist and publisher. From the description of Dwight L. Moody letter to Will Owen Jones [manuscript], 1898 June 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648018911 Dwight Lyman Moody was an American evangelist. Born in Massachusetts, he achieved some success in business in Chicago, where he became involved in Sunday school and later was a popular public speaker. Although not an ordained minister, he recruited Ira Sankey, and the two toured America and En...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911

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Stephen B. Elkins was a territorial legislator in New Mexico and later U. S. Senator from West Virginia. From the description of Stephen B. Elkins papers, 1869-1910. (New Mexico State University). WorldCat record id: 501085916 U.S. Senator and Sec. of War. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Elkins, West Virginia, to Harper & Brothers, 1891 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613971 U.S. senator from West Virginia, U.S. represent...

Allan, William, 1837-1889

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Confederate military officer, educator. From the description of William Allan papers, 1802-1937 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 25678003 William Allan (1837-1889) was a Confederate military officer and an educator. From the guide to the William Allan Papers, ., 1802-1937, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) ...

Confederate states of America. Army

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The Savannah Ordnance Depot, Savannah, Georgia, was organized as a field depot during the Civil War. In April 1864, it became the Savannah Arsenal under the supervision of the Chief of Ordnance. From the description of Savannah Ordnance Depot employment roll, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477938 The Confederate States of America Army may have created the position of Purchasing Commissary of Subsistence to oversee the distribution of food and other supplies to the Co...

Gauley Coal Company

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Tucker, Henry St. George, 1853-1932

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Epithet: Colonel British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001512.0x000359 Lawyer, law professor, and U.S. Congressman. Henry St. George Tucker was born in Winchester, Virginia in 1853. He was educated in Virginia, attending a private school in Richmond, preparatory school at Middleburg, and graduating from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, in 1876. In that same year...

Hotchkiss family.

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