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


I want you to Send me the militia law of W.Va and I will do as mu mutch[sic] for you Som[sic] tim[sic] we have not got it Concerning the Reorganizing my Rigiment[sic] I think you had better Send Commiss[sic] to the old officers Except the Colonel I think they will Except there Commissions or the most of them will I understand that the Company have to be Consolidated in Compnies[sic] of 98 men
June 6th 1864

Major Benjamin Simon
of 169th Regt Virginia
Militia

to gov A. J. Boarman[sic]
of. w. Va

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


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