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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 5, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life 1 1 Browse Search
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ecame clear, or even tolerably clear, that the army was likely to make pause in one place for at least two or three weeks, straightway the average soldier mailed a letter home to mother, father, wife, sister, or brother, setting forth in careful detail what he should like to have sent in a box at the earliest possible moment, and stating with great precision the address that must be put on the cover, in order to have it reach its destination safely. Here is a specimen address:-- Sergeant John J. Smith, Company A., 19th Mass. Regiment, Second brigade, Second Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, Stevensburg, Va. Care Capt. James Brown. As a matter of fact much of this address was unnecessary, and the box would have arrived just as soon and safely if the address had only included the name, company, and regiment, with Washington, D. C., added, for everything was forwarded from that city to army headquarters, and thence distributed through the army. But the average sold