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


Boone County West Va May the 8th 1866

Know all men by these present that we James M Kinder and Benjamin Kinder do by these Presants[sic] appoint Cumberland Adkins our agent and attorney to collect and all and moneys[sic] that is, or be coming to us from the sate[sic] of West Virginia for services Rendered in 1861 & 1862 [illegible] as privates in said Adkins Company of Home Guards, and to assign any and all papers that may be nessary[sic] for the collection there of, and and to act for us in all things nessary[sic] in the collection thereof signed sealed and delivered in Presants[sic] of men

Jacob Barker James M Kinder his {Dead} James Barker
Benjamin Kinder mark {Dead}

Boone County corders[sic] office May 8th 1866

This day came Benjamin Kinder Whose name is signed to the foregoing bearing date on this day and acknowledged the same before me in county a foresaid to be his act and deed

Wm Thompson D for Jas F Hager Render
acknowledged by Benja Kinder
May 8th 1866

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


Militia Box 01, Folder 13

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