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Gen. B. F. Kelley to the People of Hampshire County, Virginia, October 26, 1861

Benjamin Franklin Kelley, detail
Union General Kelley had that day taken possession of the town of Romney, Virginia, the seat of Hampshire County on the extreme edge of what was soon to be West Virginia. His proclamation makes clear his expectations of the behavior of the people of the area and also tries to reassure them that order and normalcy in commerce was to be the order of the day if at all possible. Kelley himself had been a merchant in Wheeling, Virginia before the war. (By John Osborne)

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