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


Charleston, August 7, 1863

To his Excellency
Arthur J. Boreman
Gov of the conf of WVa

Sir I wish you to commission William A Slater, 1st Leiut of [?] Wm Gibsons company, in the room of John Gibson, who volunteered in the U.S. service. Also, one for David W. Fisher, in the same Company in the room of Emberson Fisher, who volunteered in the United States service also.

I wish you to alter the commission of Jeremiah Balinger, he holds his commission as Jacob Balinger which is not his name.

Please give this your earliest attention

Yours verry[sic] Respectfully
Thomas Nutter
Col. Comd 153rd Regt West Va Militia

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

West Virginia Archives and History