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


New Cumberland Oct 7th 1862

Mr W J Samuels Adj Gen
Dear Sir

Pleas [sic] commition [sic] James Chambrs [sic] 1st Lieut in Militai [sic] District No 2nd 163 Regiment in Hancock County via also Rober Cassidy 2nd Lieut of the Same

The above named persons were Elected to there [sic] respective positions on the 28th day of Sept 1862

Yours Truley [sic]
John Campbell, Cap

P S You will pleas [sic] Send Corn to me or Sam one that will Se [sic] that the nesary [sic] oath is taken
J. C.

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


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