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How to Guard against the heat

--As the heat of a Southern sun is one of the hardships our boys will have to encounter, permit an old soldier to state in what way the French army in Algiers guard themselves during the day, when on the march or standing sentry: Take a yard of thin, white flannel, fold it together once, and sew up one end; a ribbon or tape may be inserted to draw it around the neck. --This thrown over the cap or shake, and falling behind, completely shields the head and shoulders from the rays of the sun. Woollen is preferable to linen or cotton, is equally light, costs less than the former, and is easier washed and kept clean.

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