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


June 13, 1864

Col
G.W. Brown A Gen. WVa

Dear Sir. Please notice. That I strike red line across the figures oposite Nelson Pauleys name on the pay roll. No pay was due him. Se date of enlistment April 30th.

I also correct William Smiths time 3 instead of 2 months. Which is right, I added $13 to his pay, which lieves $15.28 in my hands.

These two errors, I find and correct. This is rite ……

We have a dispatch hear this evening saying that the 140 has had a fight and suffered quite a loss.

Yours in [?]
R. Brooks Capt.
Scouts

Coalsmouth
Kanawha County
West Va

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


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