Charleston sent blankets to the sick and a quantity of tobacco for distribution among the prisoners. This came in very well, since there were hardly one hundred chews in all our number of six hundred. One of our number was very fond of the weed. He had come into possession, on one occasion, of some fine navy tobacco, which he felt obliged to use economically. After chewing a mouthful all day he would put it away carefully at night and chew it again the next day. On the third day the wad was dried and smoked by another one of our number. In the hold of the boat I discovered a quantity of beans. The sight of them made me hungry. I at once determined to carry some back to the stockade. Fortunately, I had with me a carpet-bag, which I secretly filled with the beans and managed to convey to our tents unobserved.
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The Ladies' Confederate Memorial Association Listens to a masterly oration by Judge Charles E. Fenner .
Memoir of Jane Claudia Johnson .
A paper read by Charles M. Blackford , of the Lynchburg Bar , before the Tenth annual meeting of the Virginia State Bar Association , held at old Point Comfort, Va. , July 17 - 19 , 1900 .
An address delivered before A. P. Hill Camp Confederate Veterans , by ex-governor William Evelyn Cameron , at Petersburg, Va. , January 19th , 1901 .
General Sherman 's conduct.
Butler 's order.
Surprise and consternation.
Conflict of the Sixth Massachusetts regiment with citizens.
Our torpedo boat. [ Cleveland plain dealer , August , 1901 .]
Extract from a reunion speech delivered by Governor Taylor .
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