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


The Commonwealth of Virginia.
Adjutant General’s Office,
Wheeling, June 5th 1862

Enclosed [?] commissions as [?], Organize your [?] Col- am [illegible] you are colonel Your energy in forming the regt is commendable and [?] that you will make a good officer, at any time you hear of bush whackers. Call out a small force give them fits and I will try and have the men paid for their services

Yours [illegible]
H J Samuels

Col Nutter 153 Regt Adj Gen Va

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