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


In rout from Wheeling
to Hancock County

Personally appeared before me John Campbell a Justice in and for Said County in the State of West Va John Edwards Jr. Jammes Obrine William Gressell James Grimes Frank Anderson + Robert Wilson. Who made oath that thay [sic] would the Constitution of the United Stats [sic] as the Supream [sic] law of the Land any thing in the ordinence [sic] of any Convention To the Contrary notwithstanding. That thay [sic] would Suport [sic] and defend the Goverment [sic] of Virginia as vindicated and restored by the Convention which assembeled [sic] at Wheeling on the 17th day of June 1861 and that thay [sic] would be true and faithfull members of the panhandel [sic] Grays

Given under my hand this 23rd day of June 1863
John Campbell J. P.

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


Militia Box 06, Folder 15

West Virginia Archives and History