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

Charleston Ka WVa
July 1865

To the adjutant general of the state of west va in obedans[sic] to the older men recruted[sic] to this day 7 seven. Prospects for recruting[sic] in the Kanawh[sic] is very dull thear [sic] ain’t[sic] excitement a nuff [sic] to make men volunteer[sic] if the militia[sic] was calld[sic] out for a few day they wold[sic] volunteer[sic]

Wellington Stalalnaker[sic]

I would have reported sooner was i a part of the [illegible] so hear I coaldant[sic]

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

Militia Box 10, Folder 13

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