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

Sept 9 AD 1862
Doddridge County Va

Mr Pierpoint Governor of Va
Dear Sir

We the under signed being appointed by the volunteer company of home gard [sic] to conduct a Election do certify that Seman, P, Bonnell was Elected Capt of said company and Charles Shutter first lieutenant and Vincent, A.

Mr Pierpoint Governor of Va
Dear Sir

Often My Best Respects to you I would say to you that I think there is no doubt but our company will be full in a few weeks as the law require if you Except of our company you w and can furnish us armes [sic] you will send them to Salem Harrison County and Jesse S. Snodgrass is the man appointed by the Company to Receive them and to account to you for the same your obedient Servant

Jacob Yeater

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

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