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


Eagle Mills,
Doddridge. Co, Va

His Excellency,
Gov. Peripoint.[sic]

I, Wm H, Hoskinson, a captain in the 180th regiment, do hereby certify, that on the 22nd day of October 1862 at John Sweny’s mill, I superintended the Election of a first 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 Marion Williams, who was thereby duly elected first lieutenant of the said company to fill a vacancy occapioned [sic] by the resignation of Alexander Knight (a volenteer [sic] now in service) the former lieutenant that a majority of the persons, entitled to vote were present and that the election was fairly and justly conducted.-------------

On the same, day at the same place, belonging to the same regiment, in the same company, I conducted the election of a second lieutenant (conducted in the manner prescribed above) occassioned [sic] by the resignation of Wm B, Wilcox, (being to old to muster and post master at the same time) former lieutenant; that a majority of the members of the said company were present, the vote being given viva voce, a majority was found to be in favor of Augustim Coffman, who was thereby duly elected; that a majority of the persons entitled to vote were present and that the election was fairly and justly conducted.-

Given under my hand this, 6th of Jan.. 1863

W,m H, Hoskinson

P.S. I know not whether this form is right or not if not please send me one. I have never such business to attend to before

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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