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Robert Henry Campbell, letter

May 29, 1861

“There has been a great change since we have been here [Martinsburg]. When we first came, the most of the Citizens were Unionists, a great many of them have changed and become Secessionists. When we came, our flag was the only Secession flag that could be seen. Now you can see them on every street. The Ladies wear them pinned to their dresses.”


Name: Robert Henry Campbell

Unit: 27th Regiment Virginia (“Rockbridge Rifles”) Infantry, Co. H

Document Information

Type: Letter


  • Civilian Support for the Confederacy

Event Location: Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV

Document Origin: Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV


Robert Henry Campbell to his sister. May 29, 1861. From the Campbell-Varner family papers, VMI Archives Manuscript #0282. Obtained from Accessed on February 8, 2010.