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

Doddridge County:

I Jacob Smith Colonel of the 180th Regiment V. 172. do certify that on the 5th day of April 1862. in said County I superintended the election of a Second Lieutenant of one of the companies of that Regiment. When the votes of all the members of the Company present. being given viva voce. a majority was found to be in favor of Thomas Freeman, who was Thereby duly elected Second Lieutenant of the said company to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Jacob Myers former 2nd Lieutenant; that a majority of the persons entitled vote were present. and that the election was fairly and justly conducted. Given under my hand this 5th day of April 1862

Jacob Smith Col 180th Reg V. 172

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

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