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


1863
Camp Belington Oct 16th

To his Excellency A J Boreman
Dear Sir

There is a party of Irish man Living within Ten or Twelve miles from here that has made it a to buy whiskey By the Barrel and keep it his and sell it to our Soldiers from Beverly and other points. It has caused us much a good - trouble as well as the citizens of the 14th Inst. I was informed Some of the party was smuggling a load of liquor through the mountains and I sent out a Squad of men and found three Barrels of whiskey here in the woods. near where they had Broke down their wagon. I have the whiskey here + one of the men under arrest Instruct me.

What to do with the whiskey + what to do with the offender he wants to give a Bond for his good Behavior in the future he is Said to be a union man by Principle But he has a poor way of showing it. If you allow him to give Bond Send me a copy

Yours very Respectfully
Capt G M Yeager
Commsionary
Scouts

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


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