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


Cox’s Mill Gilmer Co. W.Va.
May the 17th 1864

G.W. Brown Q.M. G.
Dear Sir According as directed I have sole the Harrison Cain Buggy the amount which it brought is ($10.88) Ten Dollars and Eighty Eight cents.

John H. Bush Capt
Cann Company

Cox’s Mills Gilmer Co WVa
May the 17th 1864

Geo. W. Brown Q.M.G.
Sir

Those large cartridges you sent me and directed me to ship to you I ordered the R R agent send then to you he did not and there was an exchange in agents and when I sent for my cartridges the new agt sent the large cart also They all now in my posseshion I would have sent them back But do not like to pay the expense if capt C. N. Nietter should want more ammunition I suppose he could get them here and there by save expench bring within 5 miles of

The captains place of rendesvous direct me what I shall do and it shall be done yous [?]

John H Bush Capt

Transcription by Byron Holmes, 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