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


Kanawha County
West Va
March 31st 1865

Gov AI Boarman

Dear Sir
I Beg purmition to inform youre Excelency that I was present yesterday where MP Wyatt Justice for Cabin Creek Township administed the oaths Required by [?][?] Richmond and his men. For the organization of a co of state troops.

They are wanting the amunitions of ware would it meet youre approbation If I deliver to him the guns, cartridges, and the accutriments now in my care. Pleas inform me and I will make a Bill of each Article so as to settle with the Government this will save shiping youre Excelency will recollect that I have in my hand $130.00 from the sale of two captured horses and that there is pay due to some of the Co that did not volunteer in the U.S. Service could I settle at any time that I could go to Wheeling

Pleas inform me

I take the liberty to inform youre Excelency that on the 23 of this [?] the good people of Logan County held and election at the Island of Guyan Rio and filled the several offices and elected a delegate to the legislature of Va

This is relyable

I should have stated that I have been acquinted with Mr. Richmond and his fathers family and know that they are good men for the service

And ask for them in youre kind regard

Remaining yours as
[?] I subscribe myself
Youre obedient srvt
R Brooks

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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