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Posted By: Dave Gaddy on: 09/01/2003 07:27:07 EDT
Subject: RE: Map Making

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Mig, I think you have two very different questions, one dealing with mapmaking, the other with espionage. There are a number of books and sources on the first. (One might be William J. Miller's 1993 book, "Mapping for Stonewall: The Civil War Service of Jed Hotchkiss.") As for the other, expect that the work would have been rapidly sketched, rough/crude, delimited (focussed on a narrow or specific area), not to scale, and executed with a view to how they would be communicated--perhaps tiny in size, perhaps executed on silk, rather than paper. Some might have used newspaper illustrations (forts, for example) or maps and annotated them--examples were found among "Rebel Rose"Greenhow's possessions. Think how you'd ketch on a napkin a "quick and dirty" set of directions for a friend, and you have a good example of what the Civil Ware spy might have produced.
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