Jan. 9, 1862
For the Patriot.
In Camp 3rd Regt. N. C. V.
Camp Ruffin Va., Dec. 20th, 1861
Messars. Editors:–Allow me through the columns of your excellent paper to return to the Ladies of Alamance County, in behalf of the Alamance Regulators, our grateful acknowledgements for numerous articles of clothing, blankets, &c, which they have kindly sent to us.
How pleasant for the Soldiers, to reflect that though the cheering smiles and the sympathizing tears of the Ladies cannot be with us, yet their charity and kindness follow us even to the tented field.
We can truly say to our fair donors that we are proud to have the honor of standing between them and the dastard foe and should it be our fate to fall on the bloody field of carnage our last thoughts shall be of them and their noble efforts to render us comfortable while we are in the service of our country.
J. A. Murray, Captain
Greensboro Patriot, January 9, 1862, as found in Confederate Newspaper Project