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


Kanawha C.H. West Va. July 27th 1863

His Excellency the Governor,
of the State of West Virginia
"Sir

For reasons which I have Stated in a communication to the Adjutant Genl. of the State of West Virginia, to which you are Respectfully refered [sic]. for the grounds (which appear to me as just and good.) for the request, which are by these presents, submitted to your Honor. I request, for the good of the Service, to be Recieved [sic] of any further Command of the 80th Regiment of the Virginia Militia.

Very Respectfully
Your Obedient Servant
A. Cunningham
Col 80th Regt Va. M.

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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