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Hopte, John W. (fl. ca. 1862-1865) [Pencil illustration of the Cumberland Gap]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03604 Author/Creator: Hopte, John W. (fl. ca. 1862-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Map Date: circa 1862-1865 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.5 x 31.4 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03604 Author/Creator: Hopte, John W. (fl. ca. 1862-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Map Date: circa 1862-1865 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.5 x 31.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Depicts rolling mountainsides dotted with trees. Portrays forts, roads and other details specific to Civil War sites and events. Shows a rifle pit and an American flag waving atop a fortress. Signed by Hopte, who served in Company G, 42nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Background Information: The Cumberland Gap is located at the intersection of the borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. This fortress changed hands several times during the Civil War, remaining in Union control ...at the War's end. See More

People: Hopte, John W., fl. c. 1862-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesArt, Music, Theater, and FilmGeography and Natural HistoryFortificationInfrastructure

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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