, for three years--to be credited for the term already served at date of reenlistment — be entitled to the same bounty?
Will volunteers for three years or the war, who have not heretofore served, be entitled to the same bounty?
The Governor respectfully asks your response, if practicable, during the morning.
I am, most respectfully,
Your obedient servant, S. Bassett French, Aid-de-Camp.
Confederate States of America, War Department, Richmond, February 4th, 1862. Hon John Letcher, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, Va.:
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of this date, making inquiry respecting the bounty to be paid to soldiers.
Your three questions are answered affirmatively.
Each soldier furnished by Virginia for the war, in response to the call made by the President, will receive a bounty of fifty dollars when the regiment or company is mustered into the Confederate service, and will also be allowed transportation from home to