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


Head Quarters [?]
Gauley Aug 30 1862

Genl Lewis Ruffner
Near Malden [?]

This man Henry Light’s loyalty is questioned he confesses to have to have first been in a company of home guards left it and joined the rebel militia these are various other hard reports about him but what I have stated are his own confessions the people of Fayette Mouifest dissatisfaction on that account

J.A.J Lightburn

Capt Good Spud
please forward immediately

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


Militia Box 10, Folder 1

West Virginia Archives and History