Tag Archives: Hal Jespersen

Hand-Drawing the “Art” in Cartography

“Military works are almost universally lacking in adequate maps,” Brig. Gen. Vincent Esposito wrote in his Introduction to The West Point Atlas of American Wars (1959). Boy, was he right. How many times have we thought, while reading an otherwise fine campaign … Continue reading

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Traces of the Bloody Struggle: The Civil War at Stevenson Ridge, Spotsylvania Court House

In my capacity as the historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, one of my projects this summer has been to compile some information about the property’s role during the Civil War. Many of our guests are interested in the Civil War, and … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Cartographer Hal Jespersen

By ECW Correspondent Jason Klaiber In 2003, Hal Jespersen stumbled upon Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels. The book, which had won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975, tells a tale from the viewpoints of men belonging to the … Continue reading

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The Cartographer and the Pfanz

If you’ve picked up any of the titles in the Emerging Civil War Series, you know what fantastic maps they have. The maps are courtesy of cartographer Hal Jespersen, who was in Fredericksburg this week to visit some of the … Continue reading

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“Bloody Autumn” now available!

Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Campaign of 1864 by Daniel T. Davis and Phillip S. Greenwalt, the latest title in the Emerging Civil War Series, is now available. To launch the book, Dan and Phill will be conducting a book signing … Continue reading

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