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

Glenville West Va
May 20th 1864


There is two men that were sworn into my company that refuses to report and will not obey any orders Whatever Thier [sic] names are George Spurgeon and Pinkard Brannon both able Stout men the reasons they alledge [sic] are that they were sworn in a month or so before the Organization of the Company What shall I do with them there is no jail here or I could confine them I should like to punish them for an example Could I not send them down work in the Penitenteary [sic] at Wheeling for a while

I have one man in the company I should like to get permission for him to furnish a substitute for the substitute would be much better than the original

Yours Respectfully
WT Wiant
Capt 2nd Co [?] Gilm Co

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