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

Troy Gilmer Co West Va
Aug 19th 1863
F.P. Pierpoint
A.S. W. Va. Dear Sir

I recd your order sometime since to organize the militia of this county I notified the captains to report I notified the capt of Troy Home Guard to Report also he is of the opinion that he has no right to report his company as part of the 165 Regt Militia so I write you this time for information. he was capt of the Troy company militia until he was made capt of the home Guard nearly all of his men are in the home Guard. How are the others to be organized.

Yours Respectfully

J.B. Varner AJT 165

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

Militia Box 05, Folder 2

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