The Resource Stonewall's Prussian mapmaker: : the journals of Captain Oscar Hinrichs, (ebook)

Stonewall's Prussian mapmaker: : the journals of Captain Oscar Hinrichs, (ebook)

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Stonewall's Prussian mapmaker: : the journals of Captain Oscar Hinrichs
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Stonewall's Prussian mapmaker:
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the journals of Captain Oscar Hinrichs
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eng
Summary
Prussian-born cartographer Oscar Hinrichs was a key member of Stonewall Jackson's staff, collaborated on maps with Jedediah Hotchkiss, and worked alongside such prominent Confederate leaders as Joe Johnston, Richard H. Anderson, and Jubal Early. After being smuggled along the Rebel Secret Line in southern Maryland by John Surratt Sr., his wife Mary, and other Confederate sympathizers, Hinrichs saw action in key campaigns from the Shenandoah Valley and Antietam to Gettysburg, Petersburg, and Appomattox. After the Confederate surrender, Hinrichs was arrested alongside his friend Henry Kyd Douglas and imprisoned under suspicion of having played a role in the Booth conspiracy, though the charges were later dropped.Hinrichs's detailed wartime journals, published here for the first time, shed new light on mapmaking as a tool of war, illuminate Stonewall Jackson's notoriously superior strategic and tactical use of terrain, and offer unique perspectives on the lives of common soldiers, staff officers, and commanders in Lee's army. Impressively comprehensive, Hinrichs's writings constitute a valuable and revelatory primary source from the Civil War era
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Midwest
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Hinrichs, Oscar
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973.7/82092
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Williams, Richard Brady
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Civil War America
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  • Hinrichs, Oscar
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Cartographers
  • German American soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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Stonewall's Prussian mapmaker: : the journals of Captain Oscar Hinrichs, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469614359
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11709904
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remote
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11709904
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MWT11709904
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Stonewall's Prussian mapmaker: : the journals of Captain Oscar Hinrichs, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469614359
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11709904
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709904
System control number
MWT11709904
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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