Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Chesapeake bay” in chapter 1 of Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia:
...es and adaptations of the States lying to the west as well as of those on the northwest and southwest.
She was also the eastern one of the central belt of States, as the latitude of the entrance to Chesapeake bay very nearly corresponds to that of the Golden Gate of California.
In extent of surface Virginia was one of the greatest of the States east of the Mississippi river, her area then being about 68,...
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