Wetzel County Union Militia Letters

Transcriptions by Mariana Zuelsdorf

New Martinsville Jul 23d 1863

Adjutant Genl of West Virginia

Your orders were receiv’d at 8 ocl this evenig, I have anticipated the orders of all the State Guards have been on duty—since noon today, We will do all we can with our force to prevent a crossing, We have opened communication with the Gun Boat ann will guard the ford at this place tonight—We have plent of amunition – The Gun Boat will remain near Matamurris Lie tonight, The Couier receives this as he goes down if any thing occurs quite (____) you will know on his return.

Very Respect Yours
W D Walker Col 154
R. V. M

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Wetzel County Union Militia Letters

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