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

Troy Gilmer County
August 8th 1863

To his excellency Governor Pierpoint
Dear Sir

As Gilmer is willing to doe her part in furnishing soldiers to put down this Rebelion I would sudgest Daniel E Heckert as a suitable man to be commishioned as second Lutenant. he is willing to doe his best as a recruting officer I am of the opinion that he will make a good officer I don’t know that we can doe better in the County I cheerfully recommed him as a suitable man to be Commishioned as second Lutenant [.]

Gilmer is not willing to be behind she will turn out as many soldiers according to the union population as any other County if you can send him a Commishon you will send it as soon as you can he is anxious to get to work send your letter to Troy Gilmer

I am yours in hast

N.B. Gilmer has furnished a bout 150 soldiers now I have no news worth your attention

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

Militia Box 05, Folder 14

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