Valley of the Shadow

From Compiled Military Service Records at National Archives

Personal Information

Name: Jedediah Hotchkiss
Birthplace: Winslow, Broome Co., N.Y.
Date of Birth: November 30, 1828
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Prewar Life: Graduated from Windsor Academy; School Teacher, Lyden's Valley, Pa. 00-00-1846 through 00-00-1847; School Teacher, Mossy Creek Academy, Augusta Co. 00-00-1847 through 00-00-1858; School Teacher, Stribling Springs, Augusta Co. 00-00-1858 through 00-00-1859; School Teacher, Loch Willow Academy, near Churchville, 00-00-1859 through 00-00-1861 and farmer

Enlistment Records

Date of Enlistment: June 1, 1861
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Service Information

Rank: Pvt.
Company: C
Transfer Company: I
Regiment: 14th Va. Cav.

Military Service Record

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Transfers and Other Services: Topographical Engineer for Col. Heck, Generals Garnett, Jackson, Early, and Lee
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Casualty Information

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Other Information

Personal Life: --
Postwar Life: Teacher, Staunton, 00-00-1865; Civil and Mining Engineer Va. and W.Va..; Prepared physical survey of Va. and visited Europe and the North and West to urge development of the areas' natural resources; Wrote several books on the subject; Served as topographer for Battlefields Commission on Antietam and Fredericksburg; Member, Stonewall Jackson Camp, CV, Staunton
Date of Death: January 17, 1899
Place of Death: "The Oaks", Staunton
Burial Place: Thornrose Cem.
Cause Of Death: --
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Dwelling # (1860 Census): 850
Family # (1860 Census): 855