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


Know all men by here presants (sic) That I John McCale a private in Capt J.H. Barkers Co. of state troops here by constitute and appoint George W. Brown my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name, to receive from the agent or officer of the State of West Virginia for paying the State troops or scouts my pay as a member of said Barkers Company of state troops to sign payroll and do all necessary and lawful preseune (sic) the same

Witness my hand and seal This 12” day of November 1866
John x McCale

witness to mark
sealed & delivered in
presence of
WT Wiant
R.F. Fleming

State of West Virginia,
Gilmer County to (?)

Be it known that on the 12” day of November 1866 before the subscriber M.H. Stump a notary public in and for the said county personally appeared John McCale above named and acknowledged the fore going power of attorney to be his act and deed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto (sic) set my hand and affixed my private seal, having no official seal, This the day and year last above written.

MH Stump N.P. seal

State of West Virginia
County of Gilmer, is

Personally appeared John McCale before me M.H. Stump notary public in and for the said County and made oath that he is the identical John McCale who was a private in Capt J.H. Barkers Co. of West Va state troops as shown by the rolls of the said company.

Also at the same time personally came Anthony McCale and William McCale witnesses whom I certify to be entitled to credit and made oath that they are well ackwainted (sic) with the said John McCale and know him to be the soldier who served as private in Capt J.H. Barkers Co. of state troops or scouts.

That they saw the said John McCale mustering, scouting, and doing duty in the said company. And they further swear that they are not interested in this claim

Anthony McCale
William McCale

witnesses,
W.T. Wiant

Sworn to Subscribed before me this the 12th day of November 1866 Given under my hand the day and year aforesaid
MH Stump NP

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

West Virginia Archives and History