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

Barbour County. W.
Va June the 18th 1865

Mr F. P. Peirpoint
Adjutant[sic] General of. W. Va

Sir I whant[sic] you to S Renumber our Regiment and Send on our Commissions and the No of our Regt on the Commissions under the new State we belong to the fifth Briggade[sic] and Second division W. Va Militia our Regt under the State of Va No 1.69th but it will not Reach that No now direct the Commissions to Phillipi[sic] Barbour County W, Va to Major Benjamin Simon of the 1.69th Regt Va Militia Signed Die[sic] Michael Simon Col Commanding you Nead[sic] to not Send the Cols Commission he is free by age

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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