5273Re: [TalkAntietam] Brevet Brigadier General Hoffman - mystery solved!
- Jan 4, 2009Dear Dean,
And birth certificates are known to be wrong on occasion!
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
the Almighty God. --Anonymous
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dean Essig" <d.essig@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Brevet Brigadier General Hoffman -
> Excellent work, Paula!
> Unless the General couldn't spell his last name (and even if
> were the case, I'd go with his personal spelling if known), I
> that is as definitive as we can get this side of a birth
> Thank you!
> On Jan 4, 2009, at 11:42 AM, 128thpa@... wrote:
>> Hello all! I contacted Andy Waskie who was involved in
>> getting the
>> new marker for Gen Hoffman: Here is what he wrote me back.
>> Re: Bvt. Brig. Gen J. William Hoffman
>> Yes, I was the one who obtained his grave marker and we
>> placed it and dedicated ca. 10 years ago, as were many other
>> grave similarly marked over the years.
>> I checked his application to the MEADE Post #1, GAR signed
>> in his own hand and he spelled his name:
>> J.W. Hoffman.
>> Next time you come to the museum, I will show you the form.
>> So, it appears that the General signed his name with two f's.
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