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

Longrun Station
Doddridge Co Wv
August the [?] 1865

Friend I am at the present found seated to rite[sic] you a few lines, to inform you of times and cases concerning any [?] I have the privlige[sic] of asking you to tell me what about soldiers that enlisted in the sixty [?] getting bounty lands or land bounty the reasin[sic] is I have an interest in finding out or trying it. For my self having enlisted in 1862 and was discharged in 1865 and was promest[sic] bounty land and I have fought bravely and my discharge will show that I was a soldier and I want you to accomadate[sic] me so much as to rite[sic] to me soon after receiving my letter and tell me last what I am [?] [?] and it will accomadate me very much if you will se[sic] about it and let me as son as you can I served in 114 days of 3 years and only..40 Dollars bounty and I think it very fair if it is to be got [?] send me somthing[sic] [?] me where to go to get a warnt for the land it was promist[sic] me and I want it now for I am out of the servis[sic] and my health is so bad I am not able to work for a living.

My name is Thaddeus S Sutton
Co.E ll Wva inft
[?] Lieut…M.H.Berrys Company

You will please rite[sic] [?]

[?] Smithton
Doddridge Co
West Va

Lv Thaddeus S Sutton If there is any chance I will br out in [?] [?]

Please rite[sic] soon [sic]

Tel[sic] -… if[?] Discharge to an old Soldier Is any [?]

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

Militia Box 04, Folder 16

West Virginia Archives and History