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


NB I wish you to make an order to me Govner to moove rebels familys beyond our lines to there belovd ones for we will have just as many of our owun as possible can be fed let us begin to clean up our cantry of evry in cumbers wee dont want to feed the rebels any longer Govner for the take our country flag let me do what you think best pleas forward to me some orders of information and it wood be of grate advantage fore ous to have a [?] officer in our company a house with out order will seattle to much Capt Walkers and Cookmen stays to farr away in the brush pleas notice this all important mater

Yours forever Capt Jos H Barker

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


Militia Box 1, Folder 14

West Virginia Archives and History