Nurses for the camps.
--A Southern ‘"Nightingale
"’ from North Carolina
has just established herself at Yorktown
, accompanied by a matron and two servants, and provided with every requirement, in order to thoroughly perform the mission she has undertaken.--Other Nightingales are still required, to cheer with their melodious notes and gentle ministrations the soldiers who, whether fighting or on the bed of sickness, display a forbearance and patriotism worthy of the descendants of the revolutionary heroes.
Ladies who are prepared with health and fortitude sufficient to undergo camp life, by applying at the office of this or the Enquirer
newspaper, will obtain requisite information.
Presents to the camps.
--Persons sending tonics and delicacies to the sick soldiers should take the opportunity of conveying them by private hands who are going immediately to the place for which they are intended.
In the confusion and hurry, many parcels have been lost, or not delivered until the contents have spoiled.
Persons must remember camp life is not town life, where there is a regular Adam's Express wagon to meet every boat or train.
Where the name of the matron of a regiment is known, it is better to address these things to her care.
Health of the camps.
--The season of fevers is approaching, against which cleanliness and pure air are the greatest safeguard.
If a rule were established in each camp that no slops or refuse should be emptied within so many yards of the tents, an immense amount of sickness would be avoided.
Brandy and Cordials.
--One way in which our good citizens can show their patriotism is by abstaining from all stimulants not absolutely necessary, and sending a supply to the sick soldiers at the various camps, many of whom, prostrated by sickness, are now greatly needing these tonics.