Appalachia, civil war, Clay County, fiddle, fiddler, fiddling, genealogy, history, Kim Johnson, Marshall Cottrell, music, photos, West Virginia
19 Tuesday Feb 2013
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Love this picture, Brandon. Marshall Cottrell was Sylvia O’Brien’s great-uncle, and a member of the Mocassin Rangers guerilla band (Confederate) from Calhoun & Clay counties during the Civil War. She gave me this picture. It’s an original tintype. Wilson Douglas’ great-grandfather Martin Douglas was also in the Rangers, along with his brother Joshua Douglas who was married to Confederate spy Nancy Hart.