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

Camp Near Nestorville Barbour Co West. Va
May 22nd/ 64

Geo. W. Brown
Q. M. General.

The accompanying rolls are badly scriffled. Though I think if examined carfully [sic] they will be correct. You will also see, that I have retained certain amounts for clothing & c. Of those men that- have been discharged. After first having calculated what was due them for the time they were in the service- What they got over that amount.- If I correctly understand my order from Adjt. General. they should have paid for which they did.. This of course leaves in my hands the several sums amounting to fifty Dollars. if I am correct in calculating.

You will recollect perhaps that there was some worn clothing retained when I first settled with the company These were badly worn and soiled and would have soon rotted up. I wrote to the Adjutant General to know what disposition I should make of them. But before I got an answer however, which was sometime. I auctioneered them off to the men These several amounts sumed [sic] up if I am correct make about forty [unreadable] dollars & fifty one cts. This with the fifty Dollars above refered [sic] to would leave in my hands about ninety [unreadable ]Dollars & 51 cts. Before I close: you will please refer to the Pay Roll. B. you will there, see that I omitted five days belonging to John Koontz and seventeen days of Fielding. S. Compton deceased the proceeds of which would yet be coming to their heirs. & c

I have the honor Sir to be-
Your most. Obdt. Servt.
M. T. Haller. Capt
Comdg Barbour Scouts.

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

Militia Box 01, Folder 4

West Virginia Archives and History