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


Camp Belington
Sept 30th 1863

Report of Capt Geo M Yeager Independent Company Scouts from Barbour County for the month [?] wednesday 30th 1863 Called into Camp Belington On the 11th Sept 1863 all in good health Brought in camp 14 men also+ 14 horses We have kept the county as well [?] as it was in our Power to do.

We had our skirmishes with Bushwhackers Killed Two mortally wounded the third And Slightly wounded the fourth The fourth got away

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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