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


Camp Nesterville
Barbour Co. Wva

May 20th 1865 Col G.W. Brown Sir
I write you to day to ask for some requisitions for my company of state Troops

I have recruited the Company to twenty four men. you will please send me a requisition for [?] to that number

you will please be kind enough to send me a requisition for a small bill of clothing. Say Three woolen blankets Three rubber blankets Three pairs of shoes Six woolen shirts Three pairs pants + six pairs stockings.

There are Three men in this company that claim over coats. If you think is right you may put them into this requisition.

If you cannot furnish us this much loading guns I will have to ask you to send us some ammunition for the ones we have say two Thousand rounds That is all.

I have the honor to be general your most obedient servent

M. McNeel
Capt Commanding Barbour Co.
State Troops

G.W. Brown Col V C N. General

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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