To the Editor,
I noticed in your newspaper some question regarding the origin of the name Cross Keys. It may be related to Cross Keys, where the slaver general, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson won a critical battle in his Shenandoah Campaign. So many secret Confederates had settled in Oregon that the state was called Price's Left Column (the column that left) after Sterling Price, the Confederate commander in Arkansas and Missouri. A number of sites in Oregon were named after various slavers.