Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Soldiers Frozen To Death,” December 15, 1862

Source citation
“Soldiers Frozen To Death,” Fayetteville (NC) Observer, December 15, 1862, p. 3: 2.
Newspaper: Publication
Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer
Newspaper: Headline
Soldiers Frozen To Death
Newspaper: Page(s)
3
Newspaper: Column
2
Type
Newspaper
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
Transcription date
The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

SOLDIERS FROZEN TO DEATH. – A new motive is given to the people at home to work for the soldiers, and to give money or any thing else for their comfort and safety, in the fact that one of those soldiers – the gallant defenders of their country – was actually frozen to death on the cold night of last week. If this dreadful casualty has occurred thus early in the season, what may we not fear in the course of the long winter which is to follow, with its bleak and bitter days and night, and to men exposed to it all without proper and sufficient clothing! How can we do too much for men thus devoting themselves to our safety and the liberty of their country.

By the way, we have on hand, on every publication day, more lists of contributions than we can conveniently publish, and are consequently obliged to postpone some them; but they shall all have a place. As we have heretofore stated, these lists give us a good deal of trouble, and take the space which might be occupied by matter of more general interest; yet we do not by any means grudge that space for they serve as a constant reminder to every reader of the duty to do all he can in the cause. Nothing is more likely to accomplish this than to have before us the evidences that others are so doing. But for this consideration we would long ago have excluded such lists by charging for their publication, as some other papers do which take a different view of the subject.

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