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

Kana Salines 6 Oct 61

Genl Samuels

Your few 27 [illegible] touching our militia organization reached me only two days since. I [illegible] our C.H. yesterday and find that little can be learned in sates and action of your command – we have had no Colonel – The Lieutenant Col. Departed with wise and our former organization may be regarded as extinct.

I enclose your letter to Genl. P. H. Steinlung [questionable] in Mason Cty for such as he may be able or willing to give in response

I have mentioned in one company of volunteers for state service and have withheld others – That enlistments for US service might not be hindered

Very Truly
Yr Obt
L Ruffner

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

Militia Box 10, Folder 2

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