Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.
CAMP ELEVENTH REGIMENT GA. VOLUNTEERS,
Anderson’s brigade, June 11th, 1864.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE EXAMINER:
Many of the sources of supplies having been partially cut off by the close proximity of the enemy to the city of Richmond, and as heavy contributions are being made daily upon the markets for the sick and wounded at the numerous hospitals of the city, provisions have become scarce and so much enhanced in price that much suffering has resulted among the indigent classes of that place. For the relief of these unfortunate ones, an appeal has been made, through official sources, to the sympathies of a generous public. Nor have the soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia, though familiar with human suffering, passed this call unheeded. A noble response is going up from every part of this legion of veterans. Having won the admiration of the world by their deeds of valour on the field of battle, they now add another star to the crown of their glory in these acts of humanity. No where does history record such magnanimity—such self-sacrificing devotion to country.
These brave men, these patriot soldiers, are not only willing to forego all personal comfort, but are ready to share their bread, even to the last morsel, with the suffering women and children.
Actuated by such noble impulses, the Eleventh Georgia regiment have this day in meeting unanimously donated one day’s rations, to be delivered to the Young Men’s Christian Association in Richmond, for the benefit of the suffering poor in that city. In doing this, we Georgians, who have so often been the recipient of Virginia hospitality, feel proud that we are able to make this humble return in an hour of need.
R. R. FUDGE,
E. B. BRANNON,
M. C. BRYAN,
R. S. EASLEY,
- “Camp Eleventh Regiment GA Volunteers.” Richmond Examiner. June 18, 1864, p. 2 col. 4 ↩