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

Military Claims

Lincoln County West Virginia
October the 4th 1869

To the now board of Military Claims these several claims below mentioned is for services renedered to the state of West Virginia by the undersigned subscribers in the year 1864 under the command of Capt Robert Brooks we[?] give a word of explaination upon the matter we volutered in to the state service in the year 1864 and was promised the same monetary wages that U.S. soldiers was geting and clothing also, and we did hard services for the state during the period of time we served the state, we here state that we refered to the pay roll of our company and got the correct time due each man for which we never received pay we further say that some of us was payed up to a certain date a up to the 30th day April 1864 whilst others who volunteered of a later date never [?] anything we turn farther state that about the month of (Aug, 1864) we had an opertunity of volunteering in the U.S. Services and as our period of time in the state services was considerable expired we volunteered in the United States services and by so doing we have been deprived of geting our pay for our hard services rendered to the state now therefore we lay our case before the Now board of claims who has been empowered by the Legislature of West Virginia to examine and adjust such claims as in their opinion is justly chargeable to the state we ask for nothing only what is justly due us

Very Respectfuly your obedient servant
J.R. McClure and Others

Amount of time due each man for which we have never receive pay

Joseph R.McClure from 30th day of April 1864 up to the 22nd day of August 1864
John Bayse Sr. “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “
Morris Dunlap “ “ “ “ “ “ up to the 2nd day of Sept “
Nelson Dunlap “ “ “ “ “ “ up to the “ “ “ “ “
William Dunlap “ “ “ “ “ “ up to the “ “ “ “ “
Bennett McComae ” “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “
John McComae “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “
Noah Turley “ “ “ “ “ “ up to the 4th day of July “
John Dunlap from the 30th day of Apr “ up to the 2nd day of Sept “
Addison Dunlap “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “
George W. Smith from “ “ “ “ “ up to the 22nd day of Aug “
[?] Dunlap from the 15th day of july “ up to the 2nd day of Sept “
Sanford Pauley from the 30th day of Apr “ up to “ “ “ “ “ “
Nelson Pauley “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “
[?] Turley from the 1st day of jany “ up to the 30th day of March “
William S. Hill from the 30th day of Apr “ up to 2nd day of Sept “
Rednard Martin “ “ “ “ “ “ “ up to the 10th day of Aug “
Joseph Holestien ” “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd day of [?]
Addison Childers “ “ 27th “ of Jany “ “ “ “ 15th day of Apr “
John W. Turley from the 30th of Apr “ “ “ “ 6th “ “ Aug “

[transcriber note: Not sure what number running down side of page represent]

Township of Washington in Lincoln County W Va Joseph R. McClure justice of said Township and county do certify that the several persons whose names is used in the foregoing list of claims personally appeared before me in my Township and said and made oath under form of law and stated that the several claims here to [unreadable up to] have never received pay for the time so claimed given under my power this 4th day of Oct 1869 Joseph R. McClure

Lincoln County West Va
I Ephrain Griffith justice of Duval Township in said County do certify that Joseph R. McClure personally appeared before me and made oath that the time claims by him in the foregoing list of claims is just and that he has never recd pay for the same [?] under my hand this December 13th 1869
Ephrain Griffith JP

I Harrison McClure and George W. McClure know the several persons who is named in the foregoing list of claims to be the identical persons who is represented in the forgoing list of claims and also enlisted in the (co) before mentioned Harrison McClure
George W. McClure

Sworn to and subscribed before the undersign a justice of Washington Township Lincoln County
Jos. R. McClure JP

State of West Virginia
County of Lincoln

I Beny F. Cury Recorder within afar the county [?] do herely certify that Joseph R. McClure and Ephrain Griffith justices before whom the foregoing [?] were made and who have [?] subscribed their names were at the time of so [?] justices of the peace within afar the county [?] [?] qualifies and that their signatures thereto are genuine Witness my lance and real of office this 27th day of January 1870

B.F. Cury

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

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