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Very many of the regiments who leave this place for the seat of war carry with them, more or less, sick men who had infinitely better stay in Richmond and be cured, than to let a mistaken esprit du corps hurry them forward to the performance of duties for which they are physically disqualified. It stands to reason that none of the soldiers can be so well attended to on the field, where operations may be going on, and where the mind is constantly on the rack, as in Richmond, a comparatively quiet place, where all the comforts and many of the luxuries of life are provided for the sick soldiers. Let commandants of regiments bear the above in mind. A sick man cannot fight.

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