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


West Virginia
Kanawha County “To wit”

Personally appeared before me the undersigned a justice of the peace for said County The men whose names are found on the foregoing Roll and the following oaths were Administered to them

You and Each of you do Solemnly Swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States and the laws made in pursuance thereof as the supreme law of the land so help you god

You do solemnly that you will support the constitution of the state of West Virginia and defend her against all her enemies, so help you god, this the 12th day of Jany 1864

S. Benedict J.P.

Master in Roll of Captain Robert Brooks Independent Company of Scouts for the county of Kanawha called into service of the state of West Virginia for the period of Twelve months [?] sooner discharged. Organized this the 12th day of January 1864.

Names Rank age       by whom enrolled       where Date of
Robert Brooks Captain 51       R. Brooks       Kanawha Co Jany 1st 1864
Pearson H.M. Smith 1st sergeant 37       “ “       “ “ “ “
Thomas M. Bryan 2nd “ 28       “ “       “ “ “ “
Park Benedict 3rd “ 21       “ “       “ “ “ “
John, T. Bryan private 28       “ “       “ “ “ “
Franklin, Hoover “ 30       “ “       “ “ “ “
Hendrich, Turley “ 21       “ “       “ “ “ “
John, H. Turley “ 19       “ “       “ “ “ “
Jopeph, B. Holestein “ 19       “ “       “ “ “ “
Sanford, Pauley “ 19       “ “       “ “ “ “
William, Epling “ 17       “ “       “ “Jany 10th 1864
Milton, Adkins “ 17       “ “       “ “ “ “
Camberlin, Joness “ 16       “ “       “ “ “ “
Andrew, J. Bailey “ 31       “ “       “ “ “ “
Augustice, W. Bryan “ 23       “ “       “ “ “ “
William, Smith “ 62       “ “       “ “ “ “
Nimrod, Hill “ 17       “ “       “ “ “ “
James, Pauley “ 27       “ “       “ “ “ “
John, Bayse “ 36       “ “       “ “ “ “
William, H. Angel “ 25       “ “       “ “ “ “
Joseph, R. Mclure “ 23       “ “       “ “ “ “
Redman, Martin “ 49       “ “       “ “ “ “

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


Militia Box 10, Folder 24

West Virginia Archives and History