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

Cox.s Mills W. Va.
Augt 4th 1864

To His Excellency A.I. Boreman

about 9 A.M. On the 2nd (unreadable) These come into Troy 14 Bushwhack ---ers and Robed [sic] one (unreadable) of all in the The (unreadable) goods line took 14 head of horses from the citizens around Troy and made off with the a portion of the Scout word was given to the scouts and a portion pursuid [sic] them overtaking the Rebs 15 miles above glenville fired upon them and retook about $150.00 worth of the stolen goods also suposnig [sic] that two were wounded and then returned

Yours Respectfully
J. H. Bush

Transcription by Rob Hawkins, 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