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

Camp Nicola Barbour Co West Va
March 28 1864

Governor A I Boreman

Sir I have the honor to request of you to give me permission to discharge two of my men Jesse L Righmans and John W. Cox that have become unfit for service Righmonud rendred so by haveing [sic] a severe atack [sic] of Tifoid fever. which has fallen in his limbs. So that he is not eable to walk to do eny [sic] good And perhaps never will. He has done no duty scarcly [sic] for four months Cox was in the U.S. Service and was discharged inconsequence of Disibily [sic] But aftward [sic] thought he could stand our service But in that he was mistaken He has done no duty worth eny [sic] thing since sworn in my company He too wishes to be discharged which I think would be much the best such men are only a dead weight to the company And any reuse to the State for nothing

P.S. I should have discharged them myself But hearing that I should transcend my power I have submited [sic] it to you the rightful authority I shall therefore wait anciously [sic] for an order to this effect.

I have the honor Sir to be
Your obt Servent [sic]
M. T. Haller Capt
Comdg Indpt Scouts of
Barbour Co West V.a.

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

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