ch rifle, 500 sacks of coffee for the hospitals, $50,000 worth of medicines, etc.
Vance's address at White Sulphur Springs. These articles were bought either from the sale of cotton or on the credit of the State, and were used not only by the State troops already mustered into the Confederate service, and hence having no further legal claim on the care of their own State, but were also distributed to troops from other States.
In the winter succeeding Chickamauga, Governor Vance sent to Longstreet's corps 14,000 suits of uniform complete.
Maj. A. Gordon of the adjutant-general's office says: The State of North Carolina was the only one that furnished clothing for its troops during the entire war, and these troops were better clothed than those of any other State.
Organization of the Troops. The State arsenal at Fayetteville, reports Maj. M. P. Taylor,
Article in Regimental Histories turned out about 500 splendid rifles each month—this being after the second year of the war. Way
mselves as to facilitate the collection of these supplies.
Shortly after General Longstreet was assigned to command the department of Virginia and North Carolina, hedvance.
From Manassas to Appomattox, p. 324. In a letter to General Lee, General Longstreet stated to him his plans:
In arraying our forces to protect supply trawere the two towns containing large Federal garrisons.
At the same time, General Longstreet made a similar movement against Suffolk.
Gen. Junius Daniel's North Carot an assault on the town on account of the loss it might entail.
Letter to Longstreet.—Rebellion Records, XVIII, 966. In a letter to General Beauregard, then at Chords, XVIII, 1007. This was done in accordance with his instructions from General Longstreet.
Longstreet states these instructions as follows:
General Hill is orLongstreet states these instructions as follows:
General Hill is ordered and urged to be prompt in his operations.
If he finds that too much time will be consumed in reducing the garrison at any point, he is to draw off as soon as h