, Va.--Feeling a deep interest in the coming struggle, but yet an abiding faith that Divine Providence, which has so evidently upheld us, will sustain us still; remembering, also, that God takes care of those who take proper care of themselves, we call the attention of the Government
to the fact, that
our noble army of volunteers have no distinguishing symbol from those at the North
;--alike in uniform, language, and complexion, they will constantly fall victims to mistakes.
We would suggest that, as in the wars of the Roses in England
, the white
flowers designated the different parties, so in our army the letter S, in the form of a metallic badge, about 2 1/2 inches in length, worn on each man's breast, would guard him in the skirmish or the battle from being slain by his own Southerners.
It might have inside a secret stamp or mark, to prevent it from being pirated by the enemy.--Charleston News, May 9