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every hamlet, as well as in our cities, to keep the soldiers of the Confederacy clothed as best we could.
They met once every week, at some lady's house, if it was in the country.
To such societies all the cloth that could be spared from each household was given and made into soldiers' garments.
Socks, gloves, blankets, woolen coverlets, and even home-made bedquilts were donated; wool scarfs, knitted on long oak or hickory — wood needles, were sent for our soldiers in the bitter cold of Virginia, to wrap around their necks and cover their ears.
In many settlements there were spinning bees.
Many women whose husbands were in the army found it uphill work to card and spin all that was necessary to clothe a numerous family, In such cases, as often as was needful, there would be a gathering of ladies of the settlement, both married and single, for the spinning bee.
Wheels, cards, and cotton were all hauled in a wagon to the place appointed.
On the way, as often as not, a long fle