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ar. Many that ventured to drink at all under such circumstances found it hard to avoid excesses. But this evil was not confined to the soldiers. In the councils of the General government and State governments its baleful influence was felt. And some bold, stupid men declared that they had never heard of anything great being accomplished in war without the aid of whiskey. Such a remark could not have been made in seriousness; it was the senseless babbling of some wretched votary of Bacchus. The best and ablest officers of the army sought by example and by precept to suppress this vice; and the following noble language from General Bragg is a sample of the general orders issued from time to time against the evils which infested our armies: Commanders of all grades are earnestly called upon to suppress drunkenness by every means in their power. It is the cause of nearly every evil from which we suffer; the largest portion of our sickness and mortality results from it;