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


Cors Mills October the 15th 1863
Geo W. Brown QM General

Dear Sir I received the documents you sent me in due time and a letter that informed me that you had fill my order and shiped [sic] to Ellinborough and Ill last say that we did not get them our ammunition too soon as there is great excitement here now a raid expected at any moment in refference [sic] to the ammumition [sic] you have ordered back I brought one box on and have given some of the cartridges out to some captain Nutters men that were scarce of ammunition they are not in a condition to send back to you so I will keep them and turn them over to Capt Nutter I sent to [unreadable text] at Ellinborough to ship one box to you that has not been disturbed

Yours Respectfully
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


Militia Box 05, Folder 6

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