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


Kanawha C.H. Va. Jany 13th 1863.

His Excellency. F H Peirpoint
Governor of Virginia

Dear Sir
Please send the following Commissions. [?]iz

I certify your Hon: that on the 4th day of September 1862 Franklin Hoove was duly elected as Second Leiutenant in Div: No 2, in place of Mr J Miller who turns out to be rebel.

Please send Commission for Mr Hoover- I hereby Certify that on the 27th day of Dec 1862. Dabna Harold was duly Elected First Lieutenant in Div: No 3, in place of Andrew Esque who moved away, (was not commissioned)

Please send Commission for Mr Harold.

Respectfully your Obt[sic] Servant
A. Cunninham
Col Comdg 80th Regt Va. M.

By the kindness of the Adjt General

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


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