The Poor Soldier can be seen at the Theatre tonight – Richmond Sentinel.
“The poor soldier” in his real character can be seen almost everywhere in the Confederacy, and at any time, and we presume those who are going about on crutches or with empty sleeves, have a poor relish for such mockery as is being constantly displayed in the theatres of Richmond. A special committee from Congress would do well to ascertain the number of conscripts employed in these iniquitous places, and have them enrolled for service.
Source: Greensborough Patriot, January 21, 1864 as found on www.ncecho.org
In this article by Richard Harwell, “Brief Candle: The Confederate Theatre,” readers will learn about the development of the Richmond theater during the war and see lists of the types of plays presented. The “Poor Soldier” play mentioned in this article was see at the theater on January 16th and 19th, 1864.