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

Broonstowun (sic) Mar 11th 1863

To the Govner (sic) of West Va
F H Pierpoint

Dear Sir I wosh (sic) For you to confor (sic) on me a favor that I no you grately (sic) desire to do I grately (sic) kneed (sic) about one hundred suits of Clothing Blankets & Napsacks & harvest Sacks and Every thing that will render ous (sic) comfrirtly (sic) wee (sic) want some 50 horses & one hundred sadolles (sic) & Britles (sic) & holters (sic) Please foward (sic) to charleston (sic) in return fourth with in answer to this Requsion (sic) So wee (sic) can be eqipt (sic) for I am determb (sic) govner (sic) to fight those Rebles (sic) until I fall or drive them from our West Va I want you advised I will Reporte (sic) Regular to you pleas speed fourth with to charleston (sic) order so I Remen (sic) your friend until death

Capt Jos H Barker

Transcription by Stacy Bloss, 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

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