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


West Union W.V. December 21st 1863

Arthur J. Boreman Esg
Governor of West Virginia
Wheeling

Sir
I see you have the appointing on an enrolling recruiting officer in each county in our state not knowing who has been recommended from this county but presuming there will be several I would recommend to you the name of Enoch B Southworth of this place as verry [sic] suitable man for the position and an undobted [sic] Union man

he is not liable to military duty but is willing to do anything for the benefit of the Government you may refer to Capt BB Stone [transcriber omission - provost] Marshal--- as he nows [sic] him

Your consideration to the above recommendation will mush ablige Your Respectfully

Benj H Maulsby

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


Militia Box 04, Folder 7

West Virginia Archives and History