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


Oxford Va Febr 25th 1863
Henry Samuels
Agt Gen Va

I callend[sic] upon E Bee for the guns in his hands as pur[sic] your order of Nov 27 1862 and he refused to give up the guns without I would receipt to him for them which I considered I had no rite[sic] to doo[sic] as I will be held accountable to the government for them. Will you pleas[sic] in form me as to my duty in the [?] and oblije yours very

Respepectfully
Jesse Lowther, Capt
Home Guard-

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


Militia Box 04, Folder 11

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