Virginia Gilmer County.
I, Philip Cox Adjutant 165 Regiment Virginia Militia. Do hereby certify that on the 31st day of May 1862, at Glinville in Said County; I superintended the electi- -ion of a Colonel Lt colonel and Major of Said Regiment; When the votes of all the officers present being given viva or voec a majority was found to be in favor of Erikid G. Stout for Colonel, and a majority in favor of Saluthiel Stump for Lieutenant Colonel and a majority in favor of Samuel M Brannon for Major, to fill the vacancy’s occasioned by the failure of the former Col Lt. Cox, and Major, to take the Several oaths, forscribed by law, and I further certify that a majority of the officers, Enrlled to vote was Present, and that Said election was fairly and justly conducted. Given under my hand this 31st day of May 1862.
Philip Cox Adjutant
Regt V.a M.a.
Transcription by Stacy Bloss, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University
Militia Box 05, Folder 1