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An important suggestion.

A Confederate officer in the field, and one who has seen hard service, suggests that the commandants of stationary posts throughout the Confederacy be required by the Government to take possession of unoccupied lands in their vicinity, and work them for the production of vegetables, corn, and other articles of food essential to the support of the army and people. In this way they could raise an abundance for their own support and to spare, and thus relieve the Commissary Department of a heavy draft.--Such an employment would also add to the health of the soldiers, relieve them of the tedium of camp life, and in every way promote their comfort.

Every plan for increasing the supply of food should receive the hearty support of the Government and people. We, therefore, commend this suggestion most cordially to the attention of the authorities.

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