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

Nicholas C. H. Oct 5, 1866

Ajutant General of
West Virginia

In or about the month of July 1864, one Philip Hinkle enlisted as a private in Capt B. L. Stephensons Co. of Honor Guard; he served in Stephensons Co. for about nine months, when he enlisted in Co. F. 7th of West Va. Cavalry, for a period of one year, but was mustered out with his Regt about the 1st of August 1863;_ Hinkle has recd only four months pay for his service in Capt. Stephensons Co. And the Capt tell him that for some reason not known to him, the state will not pay him for the balance of his term. He thinks this not exactly right. And desire me to write and as ascertain from you if Capt Stephensons report is correct. And if so the reason why the State will not pay him.

Hinkle produced to me an honorable discharge discharge from the 7th Cavalry and he has the reputation here of having been a good soldier.

An Early Answer will very much oblige

Yours Respectfully
Thos. G. Putnam

Nicholas Co. Oct 5th
Thos. G. Putnam

Feb 1st 1864
Enlisted in U.S. Service as a substitute for a drafted man Nov 1 1864
Paid in full May to 30 1864

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

Militia Box 03, Folder 15

West Virginia Archives and History