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

Head Quarters 4 Brigade
Charleston Aug 4, 1862

Col Thos Nutter
Col 153 Regt Va Militia

you will at once order the captains of your Regiment to disarm all [unreadable] belonging to their respective [?] companies have the names of the owner placed upon the guns and have them sent to these head quarters also to arrest and bring to these head quarters all [unreadable] who they can prove are using reasonable and necessary [unreadable] against the US Government or threatening uninion [sic] citizens hunching for Jeff Davis SC any and all make prisoners violating as above stated upon testimony or affidavit will at once be arrested and brought to these head quarters

By order of
J A J Lightburn
Col Comg 4 Brigade
P B Stanbury
Lieut AAAG

Transcription by Brittani Lynch, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University

Militia Box 10, Folder 1

West Virginia Archives and History