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).
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