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


Gallipolis 23
Col. J.A.J. Lightburn [unreadable]

Your dispatch of this evening received Recovery Brigade is ordered to join you by tomorrow night they are at ten mile tonight the rest of the books will be hurried forward and I shall accompany them with all are concentrated you will use a sound discretion in movement not taking any unnecessary risks but not allowing the enemy to become independent let your scouting or flanks be carefully done gaining all information possible use your camps carefully so that you may have as strong positions as possible where all arms may be used to best advantage this is also especially applicable to whatever [unreadable] you may keep on the south [unreadable] if there is any lack of any kind of ammunition see to it so that your preparation may constantly be the best possible advise me promptly of every changed in the condition of things signed [unreadable] Bank.

John


Head Quarters Div of Ka
Read House Oct 21, - 1862
General Order
No 10

All Citizens must immediately fall back to the rear of the [unreadable] guard of [unreadable] Division. And with further orders no citizen will be permitted to come within the lines unless they bring important information from the enemy.

By order of
J.A.J. Lightburn
Col [unreadable]
[unreadable]
Lieut. AAA

*Orders No. 10

* along the left side of the bottom of the page

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