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5273Re: [TalkAntietam] Brevet Brigadier General Hoffman - mystery solved!

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  • G E Mayers
    Jan 4, 2009
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      Dear 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@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 2:26 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Brevet Brigadier General Hoffman -
      mystery solved!


      > Excellent work, Paula!
      >
      > Unless the General couldn't spell his last name (and even if
      > that
      > were the case, I'd go with his personal spelling if known), I
      > think
      > that is as definitive as we can get this side of a birth
      > certificate.
      >
      > Thank you!
      >
      > Dean
      >
      > 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.
      >> Andy
      >>
      >> So, it appears that the General signed his name with two f's.
      >>
      >> Paula
      >>
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      >
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