Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte.
IN THE TRENCHES, November 20, 1864.
To the Editor of the Examiner:
Allow me, through the medium of your valuable paper, to ask a few questions, in which we, as soldiers, feel considerable interest.
Why is it that we are not paid our small pittance of wages, four months of which are now due us? We do not want the money for itself, but for the few comforts we could purchase. We were promised a hundred dollar bond on the first of October. Why has it not been paid?
In the matter of clothing, we would say a word or two. We have hitherto, since the opening of the present campaign, been able to obtain a tolerable supply from the enemy; but winter has now set in, and Grant may not bring us any more; so I would suggest that a few suits be sent to us, just for a change, for the most needy, especially shirts, as those we get from the Yanks are generally shot to pieces; so badly they are worthless. Hoping you will be able to elicit an answer to the queries, we are, &c. TEXAS BRIGADE.1
- “In the Trenches.” Richmond Examiner. November 23, 1864, p. 1 col. 3 ↩