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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
arce, and with very light diet and light clothing I fear they suffer; but still they are cheerful and uncomplaining.
I received a report from one division the other day in which it was stated that over four hundred men were barefooted and over a thousand without blankets.
Difficulties surrounded him on every side!
From camp, February 6, 1864, he wrote Mrs. Lee: I received your letter some days ago, and last night your note accompanying a bag of gloves and socks and a box of coffee.
Mrs. Devereux sent the coffee to you, not to me, and I shall have to send it back.
It is so long since we have had the foreign bean that we no longer desire it. We have a domestic article, which we procure by the bushel, that answers very well.
You must keep the good things for yourself.
We have had to reduce our allowance of meat one half, and some days we have none.
The gloves and socks are very acceptable, and I shall give them out this morning.
The socks of Mrs. Shepherd are very nice, but I