Charleston April 23rd 1863
Hon H.J Sammuels AG.
The following persons have been Elected to the respective offices named in the 153rd Rifle Va Militia 22nd Brigad and 5th division which the Colonel wishes Commissioned at once.
Wm Brown Capt in place of [?] Slave enlisted
Jacob L Dodson Capt in [?] of John M Young enlisted also
Jacob Ballenger 1st Lieut in place of [?] refused to act
Isaac J Ferrill 1st Lieut in place of Wm Brown Elected Capt
Isaac B Davis in place of Nathan Hanna resigned
Please send Commissions at once for the persons named above and oblig---[?]
Col T Miller
If you have not sent the powder before you receive this send 2 kegs instead of one
Yours G Slack
Transcription by Rob Roush, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University
Militia Box 10, Folder 9