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


Coxs Mills Gilmer Co. West Va
March the 21st 1865

Col Geo. W. Brown
Dear Sir

I wish to settle up my business & want to know what I shall do with the guns & ammunition &c. I wish to resign & as it does not suit me to attend to the company and the peopel [sic] any longer. It has been a loosing [sic] business with me ever since I have had charge of the company I have paid for all the hauling that has been don and have not received not one cent and if it can be so I should like to have my the money refunded to me (unreadable) immediately Yours with (unreadable) respect

John H. Brown Capt
Comd Troy Home(unreadable)

AB you will find enclosed an account I request you to see if the money cannot be paid to me

John H. Bush Capt
Comd Company

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