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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Resources of the Confederacy in February, 1865. (search)
lina road. Sending stores to Washington. As I have no means of shipping, I will reduce prices down to the schedule soon. Leave to-day for Washington, to arrange warehouse room. Return here Wednesday. I have no idea that Lee's army can get anything from here. (Signed) R. J. Moses, Major and Chief C. S. for Georgia. No. 8. Office Chief Commissary for Alabama, Mobile, 25th January, 1565. Colonel L. B. Northrup, Commissary-General, Richmond, Virginia: Colonel — On the 15th of December, Major French dispatched me that the Secretary of War had authorized payment of local value for all supplies delivered before the 1st of February, and that money would be forwarded. On the authority of this dispatch, I issued an appeal to the planters, urging immediate delivery of their surplus, promising that the first deliveries should be first paid, and stating that I had the highest official assurance that the funds would be promptly remitted. The appeal failed to produce any
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5.29 (search)
ltimate deliverance from prison, and the final success of the Southern Confederacy. They are without comforts, deprived of the bare necessities of life even, and have no acquaintances or friends in the North upon whom they might call for needed relief. Would that I could supply their pressing wants. These resolute, suffering private soldiers and their comrades in the field are the true heroes of the war: they, and not the men of rank, deserve the most honor and gratitude. December 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Have received a kind letter from Mr. James M. Coulter, of Baltimore, stating that he inclosed ($5) five dollars, and generously offering to send anything else I might need. The letter had been opened and money abstracted before it was handed me. I am very grateful to Mr. Coulter, and as I need the money very much, went to Major Brady, the Provost Marshall, and made complaint. He said he knew nothing of the letter, as it was sent to care Dr. A. Heger, Surgeon of Hospital.