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 Much of the efficiency in this department was due to Sergeant Lassiter, detailed from the Twenty-eighth regiment. A great deal of the clothing furnished us was received from the quartermaster department of North Carolina. Early in the winter, while camped at Moss Neck below Fredericksburg, we commenced making shoes, and continued it with great success until the close of the war. Good shoemakers were detailed and sent home for their tools. All of the lasts were made in camp, and the leather was furnished by the quartermaster department of North Carolina. The “big-footed” men were always provided for first; and to make our stock of leather go as far as possible, the quarters of the old worn-out shoes in camp were regularly gathered up and revamped.
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