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

Eagle mills,
Co, Va
April 13th 1863

To, His, Excellency
F. H. Peirpoint
Governor of Virginia,

Doddridge County:

I, a captain in the 180th regiment of Virginia militia do hereby certify that on the 11th day of April 1863 at John Sivery’s mill I superintended the election of a second lieutant of one of the companies of that regiment when all the votes of all the members of the company being given viva voca [?] was found to be informed of Lilas B Mcmillan who was thereby duly elected Second lieutenant of the said company to fill a vacancy occasioned by the removal of Augustus Coffman the former lieutenant out of the 1 district; that majority of the persons included to vote were present and that the election was fairly and justly conducted.

Given under my ^hand this 13th day of April 1863

W.M.Hoskinson Capt

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

Militia Box 04, Folder 15

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