Skip Navigation

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

John. Spurlock, Capt Co (A) 187 Reg
The State of West Virginia
Robertson. Spurlock sen

To Seth Spurlock        Pr.
For the following subsistence and supplies furnished
Capt John Spurlock Co. A. 187th Regt Va militia
1 beefe [sic] cow : @ $15    15 00
To furnishing provisions for 12 of the home guard 24 hours      5 00
Robertson Spurlocks
Two beefs $30.00. 8 bushels meal $8.00 Coffe $5.00     43 00
Powder + caps $1.75 paid expencises [sic] on a scout $2:00      3 75
    46 75
Sept 1861
John Spurlocks
1 Beef 15.00 400 lbs of pork (6)cts per pound 24.00      39 00
Coffee $.6.00 worth to 12 bushels meal 75 cts per $9.00     15 00
ordered on a scout provaner [sic] 12 me $16.00      16 00
     70 00
July 1861
Zadock Miller property
1 beef 14.00    p 14 00
G. Wismer      $ 6 50
June 1861
For provaner [sic] 6.50
  $137 25

I Certify that the a bove [sic] account is correct and just
John Spurlock
.capt. Co A 187th Reg W. V.a.

Received Wheeling
186 of
Dollars and cents
in full of the above account


I, John Spurlock do Swear that I commanded company A 187th Regt W. Va. Militia in the service of the State of West Virginia in the suppression of the late rebellion that certain accounts here to fore approved by me in my official capacity. To wit, Infavor of Seth Spurlock $20.00c One in favor of Robertson Spurlock for $46.75 One in favor John Spurlock for 70.00c One in favor of Zadock Miller for $14.00 One [illegible] of G. Wismear $6.50c are earned and just that the subsistance and supplies were necessary to the public interest and as the period therin [sic] named could not be procured either from The united [sic] States or the State of West Virginia

John Spurlock
Late Capt. Co. A 187 .Regt.
W. Va. mil

State West Virginia
Boone County, ss

I Joseph F. Hager Clerk of the Circuit Court of Boone County do certify that John Spurlock whose name is signed to - this fore going Affidavit. This day signed the same and made oath hereto before me Given under my hand and seal ^of office^ This 7th day of October 1867.

Jos. F. Hager Clk

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

Militia Box 01, Folder 15

West Virginia Archives and History