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


Westunion West Va, Oct 12th 1865

A.J. Boreman Governor
Dear Sir

I have the Honor to make the following Enquiry If there is a volunteer company formed here will you furnish them with arms accoutrements and Ammition [sic] how many years will the company have to drill to be Exempt from military duty of course the company will uniform themselves there is plenty of arms in the county in the hands of the militia[sic] that if given in the hands of Volunteer company would be kept in good order ready for immediate use if necessary there were are Several State Guns in this county in the hands of Some persons that through neglect to keep them Cleaned are almost useless if you will furnish arms for a company please let me know as Early as convenient as our Regimental Muster will be Soon please answer

Very Respectfully
Your Obedient Servant
J. H. Bee

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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