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cent. prove fatal. And just here I am reminded that the reasons for this disease are to be found in the fact that a large number of our troops are unprovided with shoes, blankets, or overcoats, and hence their sickness results from exposure. In Hays's Louisiana brigade, for example — and it is by no means singular in its unsupplied wants — there are 239 men who have no blankets or bedding of any description. There are two hundred and twenty-one who have neither blankets nor overcoats, and there are 482 who are without overcoats. In reading this statement to the commander of another brigade, he assured me that his troops were fully as bad, if not worse, to do than Hays's men. These facts need no comment, and present themselves in a shape far more eloquent than any words I can utter in placing them to the public. Will the country respond, or will it refuse to lend a helping hand? We shall see. In my last I made some mention of the shoe-shop established by Brig.-Gen. Mahone in