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

Virginia Gilmer County

I Philip Cox adjutant of the 165 Regiment of Virginia militia do herby certify , that on the 19th day of march, at the town of Glinville, I Superintended the Election of a captain and two Lieutenant of one of the companies of Said 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 Joshua P. Owen for captain, and a majority in favor of William Powell for first Lieutenant. And a majority was found to be in favor of William Campbell for Second Lieutenant of Said Company: to fill the vacancy in the office of Captain first and Second Lieutenant of occasioned by the failure if the former officers if Said comp -any to take the oaths prescribed by Law I Therefore certify that the Said Joshua P Owen was duly elected captain and William Powell first Lieutenant and William Campbell Second Lieutenant of Said Company, and that a majority if Said Company was present and voted at Said Election. Given under my hand this 19th day of march 1862. Philip Cox Adjutant 165 Regt Va

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

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