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

Camp Brownstown (sic) Kanawha Co WVa 163

Mr AD Generl (sic) Samuel

Dear Sir I trust you will rember (sic) me and my company for I depend on you Sir as a friend and a lover of your contry (sic) cose to do all you can to aid in putting dowun this helish (sic) war and all that wee ask is means and money my dear sir there is a grate responsibilety (sic) apon (sic) the energy that you can youse (sic) pray sir do all you can in the mater (sic) that I left with you for the servis (sic) renderd (sic) by them foe home gards wee (sic) are in grate (sic) kneed and rite to me soon if you please and let me no how the mater (sic) stands I landed home safe and sound and found my guns and implementz (sic) all hear so I want you to rite (sic) to me fourth with and let me no

Rit (sic) derest (sic) your leter (sic) to Browunstown (sic) an Kanawha County West Va<> So fore (?) wee meet
Jos H Barker

If ther (sic) comes any pertishion (sic) ther (sic) for the refleif (sic) of Samuel Hunter or Albert Aalen Archable Feriel or any other from Boon (sic) or Wioman (sic) County dont for god sake let thim (sic) come back

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

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