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

U.S. General Hospital
Gallipolis Ohio
July 20 – 1863

Adj Gen F.I. [unreadable text]

I have the honor to forward to you the acceptance and oath of 1st Leiut Bamabas S. Cook 126 Reg. West Virginia Militia------

He was wounded some two months ago and since that time has been in this hospital with a fractured thigh-------

and is recovering------

He received no orders with his commission and mail orders from your office-----

[unreadable text]
S.W. Lawton
Surgeon [unreadable text] in charge

I was obliged to administer the oath as he was not able to appear before a justice of peace or notary

S.W. Lawton------

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

Militia Box 03, Folder 13

West Virginia Archives and History