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Child of the Rebellion: West Virginia Sesquicentennial
Civil War Union Militia Correspondence


Virginia, Barbour Co.

I, Nathan H. Taft, Adjutant of the 139th Regiment Virginia Militia of the line, do certify, that pursuant to the order of H. J. Samuels, Adjutant General of Virginia, I superintendent an election of a captain, one first and one Second Lieutenant of one of the compromises of that Regiment, when the votes of all the members prisent[sic] being given viva voce, a majority was formed to be in favour[sic] of William G. W. Price, for captain, L. M. Howes first, and Isaac Price for second Lieutenant, who were thereby duly elected Captain and Lieutenant of said Company as [?] to fill vacancies created by the failure of the late incumbents to take the oaths prescribed by law; that a majority of the company was present & voted, and that the election was fairly and justly conducted.

Given made my hand this 18th of August, 1862.
Nathan H. Taft

Transcription by James Bailes, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University


Militia Box 01, Folder 1A

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