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The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
The patriotism of the ladies. Orange C. H., Oct. 13, 1861. Editors Dispatch: The many noble deeds performed by the ladies of the State of Virginia towards our soldiers, who are battling for their country's cause, has been heralded in your valuable journal, not only editorially, but also through your numerous correspondents; but as yet I have never seen a word of praise awarded to the ladies of Orange Court-House and county of Orange, who justly deserve a portion of that honor you have so generously bestowed upon others. I hope, therefore, you will give this a place in your columns, as a proof that their kindness is fully appreciated, at leashe recipients of their philanthropic acts. Since the battle of Bull Run there have been at least from four to five hundred sick and wounded soldiers in Orange Court-House and vicinity, the principal part of whom have been taken to private houses, and there nursed by the ladies with that assiduous care which they alone are cap