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Emily Gray Shreve Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3024


The papers of a Martinsburg native related to local prominent families. There are genealogical notes and papers concerning the following families: Anderson, Beall, Chenowith, Cowan, Cromwell, Gilbert, Gray, Hoffman, Magruder, McConnell, Newcomer, and Silver. Also included are the letters and papers of Edmond L. Hoffman who served early in the Civil War as a lieutenant in the Stonewall Brigade. He describes in extensive detail the First Battle of Bull Run. In later letters he presents his and the prevailing Confederate opinion about the Northern generals Pope, Burnside, Hooker and Meade. He also describes Confederate forces and their officers. Included are a few letters after the Civil War from the frontier mentioning Kansas City and Oklahoma (the Indian Territory). Also includes three Confederate currency notes (1864) and one reproduction of a Confederate currency note (1954).


  • 1851-1987


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Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


0.4 Linear Feet (6 1/2 in. (1 document case, 5 in.))

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West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:
Emily Gray Shreve Papers, 1851-1987
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US