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


West union, WVa
January 11 15 1864

George W. Brown, Jr. Esq,
Qr. Genl. Of West Va.
Wheeling, Wva

Sir I have received them guns that you sent to me a few days since and three of them was broken. I have both those other guns w/in good order. And have them Ready to Ship to you.

I would like to keep the Shoulder Straps that belongs to them [?] for them you sent me had none and some of my men are [?] an cant carry there caterboxes without them. I have received that Box of caterges at last wich was lost.

p.s. let me know where it will be satisfactory to retain them or not..

Respectfully yours,
h. S. Sayer. Capt.
[?], W,Va, Scout

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


Militia Box 04, Folder 8

West Virginia Archives and History