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distinction between the opposing forces in this respect: arms, saddlery, accouterment, down to blankets, haversacks, and canteens—all bore the stamp of some United States arsenal— requisition on the spot, without process of Ordnance or Supper with soldiers of the ninth Mississippi—1861 Ignorance of military conventionalities was of course the rule among Confederate volunteers of 1861. In the matter of meals especially many amusing instances arose. There was the reply of a soldier of Dreux's Louisiana battalion of Magruder's division, when that force was holding the lines of Yorktown. Prince John, who was noted for putting on side, had bespoken dinner for himself and staff at a nearby farmhouse. Meanwhile the full private put in a petition to be fed. The good lady of the house, who was no respector of official rank, so long as one wore a gray jacket, and confident of the abundance of her provision, readily acceded to his request. When the somewhat belated staff entered the <