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


Peytona Boone County West Va 12th May/66

Dear Sir
I inclose[sic] the written authority of Jacob Barker James M & Benjamin Kinder who was Privates in my company of Home Guards and who was absent at Charleston when the Company was paid, they have by said writing (as you will see authorized me to collect the amt due, then which I wish you would, if all is rite, send it to the Band of the at Charleston, to my credit so I may check for them

Respectfully &Co Cumberland Adkins
Col. Brown
Paymaster
W Va

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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