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

To the Quartermaster General of the State of West Va, In compliance with the statute I have the honor to report that during the month of April 1865 my company of state guards captured from the possessin[sic] of rebel and rebel sympathisers[sic] all supposed at the time of capture to belong to rebel, in arms except the fifteen horses Five of them horses have bien[sic] returned to their priproper owners, under the circumstances stated in my report to the Governor,

They also captured Five rebel muskets, but having no convenient way of bringing them to head quarters, and the distance being so great, they destroyed them. April 30, 1865

All of which is respectfully reported
James H. Ferguson
Capt. Cabell State Guards

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

Militia Box 03, Folder 1

West Virginia Archives and History