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


Coalsmouth
Kanawha County West Va
June 13, 1864

Gov AI Boreman Dear Sir

I arrived at home Saturday 4 p.m. My men followed the Villians that killed Maj Wichers men and killed 1 Horse and woonded [sic] Lt Sargent [sic] Bryan tells me they passed in three hundred yards of them in the knight [sic] But it was Raining in [?] and they failed to discover them.

I had 2% and the Rebels 31 men. The Sargent[ sic] is much afflicted at the thought of missing them I propose to take Gen Hunters Published Circular for my guide and carry it out. please send 2 boxes Cartridges

Yours in [sic]
R Brooks Capt Scouts

Transcription by Jack Stephenson, 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

West Virginia Archives and History