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


Clay Co W Va
Nov 30th 1865

Col Geo W Brown
Q. M. Gen

Sir,
Please forward me a requisition for subsistance for Fifty Six (56) men for the month of Apl + Forage requisition for Two (2) Horses which we are compelled to use for packing +c. You will find a Roll of my Company Enclosed here within, some of those are recruits + have never yet drawn any clothing. Please send me requisitions for Clothing + Cooking utensils as per memorandum here within.

I find my Company in good Condition and doing most effective service, + plenty of it to do.

Very Respectfully
Your Obt Sevt
Benj L Stephenson
Capt Com Co

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