- Entrance to Senator Faulkner's Lawn; Martinsburg, W. Va.
- ca. 1914
- Charles Faulkner was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia in 1806. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1829 to 1834 and served as a commissioner of Virginia in handling the disputed boundaries of Virginia and Maryland. From 1851 to 1859 he served as a Whig and Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1860 Faulkner was appointed by President James Buchanan as Minister to France. While serving he was arrested in 1861 on charges of negotiating arms sales to the Confederate army. Later that year he was released and enlisted with the Confederate Army as an assistant General under Stonewall Jackson. After the war he returned to work within the West Virginia state government until 1877 when he retired to Boydville to continue practicing law. See original for correspondence. Published by Ripple & Baker. (From postcard collection legacy system.)