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


Coalsmouth Kanawha Co. West Va
Feb 8 1864

Six Boxes guns and accrtriments [sic] Received by the Viola. Nice guns. Glad for them. No Bayonetts. [sic] Sorry for that we Rely much on the bayonet in the knight. [sic] Taking Squads out of houses.

Youre [sic] Servent [sic]
R Brooks

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