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

Kanawha County

Gov AI Boarman Dear Sir

I have the Honor to acknowledge the Reciept of youre telegram of the 14th which came to hand the evening of the 27. And was presented to the comisary at Charleston this morning 28th all right I recieved subsistence.

The quartermaster refused to give clothing with out youre requisition and being ordered by the quartermaster Gen

Before I can recieve any return from you I will have 50 men and guns clothing is much kneeded

Pleas allow me to state as I have before that my men dare not stay at home and we much kneed Blankets and over coats, shoe boots, AC

I have the honor to be
Youre most obedient Sirvent
R. Brooks capt.

Jan. 28, 64

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

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