‘  and many will go to their graves crippled and racked with rheumatism dating from this time. So severe was the cold that “even the well-clad sentinels had to be relieved every thirty minutes, instead of every two hours, as is the army rule.” ’ ‘The rations of wood allowed each man was an armful for five days.’ ‘No bed-clothing was allowed beyond one blanket.’ If by gift or purchase another came into the possession of any more it was, by order, taken from him. The same rule applied to articles of clothing. ‘No man was allowed to receive anything in the way of clothing without giving up the corresponding article already in his possession, and so literally was this rule enforced that prisoners who came in barefooted were compelled to beg or buy a wornout pair of shoes for exchange before they were allowed to receive a pair sent them by friends.’
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Southern Historical Society Papers.
Sunday , July 31 , 1864 .
Sketch of Thomas F. Marshall .
The truth of history.
Memorial services in Memphis Tenn. , March 31 , 1891 .
General P. R. Cleburne . Dedication of a monument to his memory at Helena, Arkansas , May 10th , 1891 .
The women of the South .
United Confederate Veterans .
General Walthall 's Address.
The Southern soldier as a citizen in peace.
General Junius Daniel . an Address delivered before the Ladies ' Memorial Association, in Raleigh , N. C, May 10th , 1888 .
Picked up a tract.
Monument to the Confederate dead at Fredericksburg, Virginia , unveiled June 10 , 1891 .
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