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


Greenwood Doddridge Co
West Virginia 1st August 1864

AJ Boreman Governor WVa
Dear Sir

On 30th [?] the members of our home guard elected myself Captain in lieu of Amos Culp who has resigned having enlisted in the army We greatly need a Home Guard here to protect ourselves against the guerillas [?] [?] that have from time ^to time infested us. You will therefore confer a great favor on the Loyal men of this vicinity by sending as soon as you conveniently can I our commission.

Very respectfully Yours
Nelson Duckworth

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 16

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