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


Glenville WVa
March 21st 1864

F.P. Peirpont Esq

Dear Sir,
General Excuse me for troubleing [sic] you with this but the Clamant is quite poor & in need and I did not know when I would see a Pay master

Please collect it and pay yourself for your trouble and place the balance to my credit in Merchants Michanies Bank

The claim is (that Encloses) One hundred and Ninety eight dollars and two cents

Yours Respectfuly [sic]
W.T. Wiant

Transcription by Jack Stephenson, 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