for warm clothing, which being made known through the Richmond Enquirer, large and liberal contributions were at once sent on from Virginia and the South.
Over $20,000 worth of supplies of clothes and money was thus collected in a few weeks.
Richmond was foremost in the work.
Virginia, ever liberal, exceeded herself, and the whole South lavished generosity.
Wherever there was a group of Maryland people they took pride in supplying their kindred in the field.
Colonel George Schley and Dr. Steiner, of Augusta, Ga., sent Colonel Johnson $1,100 from themselves and other Marylanders.
A gentleman of New Orleans, born in Prince George's, sent General Johnson $1,000. Hundreds of the sons of the old land, scattered through the Confederacy, sent their contributions until at last it was necessary to decline any further additions to the treasury.
The clothing and blankets thus collected supplied the regiment to some extent during the remainder of the time it was in service.