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


[in upper left margin] 58 inch
Gilmer Co W.Va.
Adjutant General

Dear Sir
I received the cartridges you sent me to wit [sic] 2 boxs [sic] elongated bulletts [sic] [unreadable text] they are too large. they suit the [unreadable text] rifled musket and there has been a mistake in some way or other or a design through some rascal; please send me two boxs [sic] enfield [sic] cartridges send them forthwith as we stand in need of them for we do not know at what time the rebbels [sic] will attack us our guns are the same calibre [sic] of the enfield [sic] guns that our soldiers use write to me as soon as you send the ammunition so that I will know when to send after them direct to Bone Creek Ritchie Co W.Va. must

John H. Bush Capt

ps. The account that Leint D Hukert presented to be paid is incorreck [sic] we mad [sic] the prisioners [sic] pay their own expenses at Harrisville and we only claim our own expense of guards & the whole number of meals from Monday the 14th untill [sic] Saturday the 19th are 102, ----Lieutenants expense for telegraph dispatch 1st $140---2nd $130---do not let any person have the money except an order from me

John H. Bush Capt

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


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