--A correspondent writing to the Dispatch,
assumes that our troops are sadly it want of tents, and arguing on that hypothesis suggests that as our bay and river craft and laid up by the blockade, that their sails ‘"he purchased and made into tents to shelter out brave defenders."’ Complaints are at all times inseparable from a state of hurried preparation such as our forces had to indulge in. Very much less complaint has been, however, heard than was to have been expected.
I has long since ceased.
Our men are not now in want of tents, because the latter are being supplied at a rate that must soon suffice to supply all demands.
The Southern soldiers are the most uncomplaining set of me in the world; especially do they fail to make known supposition's grievances when pursuing the line of patriotic duty.
If they have no tents and they cannot be gotten, they are willing to sleep on the ground uncomplainingly.
We rather expect that all of the sails of out bay and river craft would prove insufficient to house even a small modicum of the force the Confederate States
now have in the field.
The same correspondent suggests that, a the season is approaching when (in lower Virginia
) autumnal diseases may be expected, would be wise and prudent to keep troops from the mountains away from the seaboard, and to occupy it with the noble fellows from the South
Soldiers have to obey the order of their commanding General, and go indifferently to high or low land.
It makes no difference where our brave army is ordered, as all of its constituent members are ‘"noble fellows from the South
."’ Whatever is ‘"wise and prudent,"’ will no doubt be adopted by those having direction of the matter.