Henry Kyd Douglas was born in 1840 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia (then Virginia). He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, and, in 1860, was admitted to the bar. He was the youngest member of Stonewall Jackson's staff, was wounded six times, and on more than one occasion was cited for bravery. At the close of the war he was in command of the Light Brigade. After the war Douglas practiced law in Hagerstown and became a prominent figure in legal, political, and military circles of Maryland. He died in 1903
On Display there are personal items from such illustrious Civil War officers as Henry Kyd Douglas, General C.C. Augur, rebel surgeon John Gaines and Major George B. Russell, who as Provost Marshall was involved with the hanging of the Lincoln conspirators.