Sept. 30th /64
GW Brown . A Gen. West Va.
Yours accompanying the Order to Disband Co. Ship arms [?] Received at 6.p.m. At 8.p.m. the Rebels attacked us hear. Shooting continued ¾ “” hour in the dark they Robed a store and some familys and went away.
Such management as we have hear must drive all Loyal men away from the country …….
Property will be shipped without delay.
I am your obedient servant
R Brooks Capt Scouts
Oct. 1st /64
P.S. One Rebel Killed three woonded. no union man hurt.
Transcription by John Morrison, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University
Militia Box 10, Folder 24