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


Gilmer Co WVA
October the 5th 1863

To M General W.Va.

Dear Sir
I received the duplicate accounts due Patton and Martin and could not certify to them as being correct and first for we made the prisoners pay their own fare at Pattons and Martins therefore I only claim for these men the expence [sic] of the guard I do not design to take anything from our state in its infantey [sic] unjustly neither at any other time

Ver [sic] Respectfully
John H. Bush Capt
of Vol of the 165 Regt W.Va M

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


Militia Box 05, Folder 6

West Virginia Archives and History