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

Cox’ Mill Gilmer Co W>Va.
May 3rd 1864

W. Geo. W. Brown Q.M. General
Dr Sir,

I belong to a home guard called the Troy home guards John H Bush is capt.

Now sir I wish to inform you that the orderly & 2nd LT. has captured & sold from 80 to one hund dollars worth of Property. Which they are smuggling Towit | horse captured from Hiram Short & sold by orderly. Our mare & colt &[?] which the 2nd LT cried off last fall. If you will require the capt to investigate this & report the facts he will do it you will pleas not tell who reported this as I have a greatdeal of trouble with these thieves in this county. The capt did report to the Geol the horse had been captured from Short but [?] he [?]

Yours Respectfully
Geo. K. Cox

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