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


Charleston West Va
July 30th 1865

Col Geo W. Brown
Q. M. Gen W.Va sir,

More than a month ago I shiped [sic] to you some guns + c. of which I enclosed invoices. I took receipt from the main transportation officer here but have recd none from you. Please inform me if you have not recd them according to the Governors advice I retained some Guns. They I think need not retained much Longer. I have a few saddles +c. to turn over. Should I forward them to you or turn them over to the Ordinance officer here. please send me some Blank Invoices.

Very Respectfully,
Your Obt. Sert.
Capt. Benj. L. Stephenson

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


Militia Box 03, Folder 15

West Virginia Archives and History