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The situation of our soldiers.

We have read a private letter from a soldier in the ranks of Armistead's Brigade, (which has been transferred to Pickett's Division,) to a relative in this city, in which the following paragraph occurs.

‘"We had quite a fall of snow hare yesterday, and it remained on the ground very well — not beginning to thaw. My fact are perfectly naked, and I have to tramp over the frozen snow with bits of old blankets tied over them, which keep constantly coming off. We are about marching; tents are struck, baggage packed, and we are standing out here waiting for the order to fall in."’

This statement is accompanied by not a murmur of complaint or even a request for assistance; and the writer, who is a mere boy, goes on to describe the route over which they are about to march.--Should not the agent sufferings of such heroes extort from the most callous some effort for their relief?

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