We are without female correspondents – a deplorable situation. We wish some of your many fair readers would have compassion on us poor Rebels and send us weekly billets to relieve the monotony of camp, and cause us to dispel from our minds all thoughts of tomorrow. We prefer intelligent, pretty and lively correspondents who have not passed their twentieth summer. We prefer such ladies, because as a general thing when man and woman exchange friendly sentiments, they most certainly get to loving as hard as a mule can kick. We speak from experience. We are original members of the company, and all right on the Vance question. Tar-Heel is about 4 feet 10 inches high, dark auburn hair, hazel eyes, Grecian nose (not at all inclined to be redish) and one of the most delicate moustaches that ever decorated a rebel’s lip, wears a No. 8 boot when he can get it, and we he can’t he goes barefooted.
Old Sneak stands 6 feet in his shoes, wears a 7 ½ glove and got good teeth, but is not as good look as Tar-Heel, though is by no means the ugliest man in the company. Ladies, now is your opportune time to secure jewels – remember it is leap year and pitch in. Address separately
Tar-Heel and Old Sneak
Co. H, 20th NCT, Ramseur’s Brig.
Rodes’ Div ANV
Source Fayetteville Observer, April 21, 1864 as found on www.ncecho.org