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

Know all men by these presents. That I Anthony McCale late Sgt. of Capi, J.H. Barkers, Co. of State Scouts or guards, do here by constitute and appoint George W. Brown my wise and lawful attorney, for me and in my name to receive from the agent, or offices, of the State of West Virginia for paying of State Scouts or Guards, my pay as a member and Sgt. of said J.H. Barkers Co. of State scouts or guards to sign pay roll and do all necessary and lawfull (sic) acts to procure the same. Witness my hand and seal this 12th day of November 1866

Anthony McCale

sealed & delivered
in presents of
WT. Wiant
M.F. Fleming

State of West Virginia
County of Gilmer

Be it known that on the 12th day of November 1866 before the subscriber M. H. Stump. a notary Public in and for the said county. in the state aforesaid personially (sic) appeared. Anthony McCale above named. in my county and a knowledged (sic) the foregoing power of attorney to be his act and deed, - In testimony whereof I have hereinto set my hand. and affixed my private seal (having no official seal, The day and year last above written.

MH Stump N.P.

State of West Virginia,
Gilmer County, (?)

Personally appeared. Anthony McCale before me M. H. Stump Notary Public in and for the said county and made oath that he is the identical person Anthony McCale who was a member ans Sgt. in Capt J.H. Banker Co. of WVa State troops or scouts. As shown by the rolls of said co.

Also at the same time personally came John McCale and William McCale witnesses whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and made oath that they are well akwainted (sic) with the said Anthony McCale and know him to be the soldier who served as Sgt. in Capt J.H. Bankers Co of state troops. That they saw the said Anthony McCale mustering scouting and doing duty in the said company and they further swear that they are not intevested (sic) in this claim.

William McCale
John x McCale


W.T. Wiant
R.F. Fleming

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of November 1866 and I further certify that the affiant John McCale signed his name to the above certificate by making his mark there to in my presence and in the presence of the subscribing witnesses=

Given under my hand the day and year above written
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