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


Clay C. H. W Va Nov 20th 64

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

Not having drawn any clothing for along time my men are in a verry [sic] destitute Condition for Clothing. You will please forward me a requisition to Charleston for Clothing for forty men apart of these are needed for new recruits.

Say Forty (40) Blouses or infty Jackets (Either will do)
Forty (40) Trowsers [sic]
Forty (40) pr drawers
Forty (40) Shoes
Eighty (80) Woolen Shirts

This verry important that we get them as soon as possible

I am [?] Very Respectfully your Obt Servt
Benj L. Stephenson
Capt Com Co State Troops

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

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