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


West Va Boone County May 19th 1866

Know all men by these Presants[sic] , that James Barker administrator of Silar Barker [illegible] appointed Cumberland Adkins my lawfull[sic] agent and attorney, to collect all or any moneys this is or may become [illegible] to said Estate from the said state of West Virginia for servises[sic] Rendered in 1861 & 1862, by said died as a Private in said Adkins Company of Home Guards and to do and act for me as though I was personally present[sic], signed sealed and delivered-

In presance[sic] of others James Barker {dec}
Elizabeth Adkins

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


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