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


Glenville WVa
March 20, 1865

Col G. W. Brown
L M Gen WVa

Dear Sir
The Legislature at the late session appropriated three thousand to buy breech loading Rifles for state troops my company would be much pleased to have a share in the distribution

We would prefer Spencer’s repeating rifle to any other but [illegible] be very thankful for Henrie’s [sic]

Yours Respectfully
Capt W. T. Wiant
2nd Co PGL

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


Militia Box 5, Folder 10

West Virginia Archives and History