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George Beal Transcript
We have this day received 500 blankets from the government which we shall give to our men to make good those miserable thing you furnished us. We understood at the time you was to give the men 2 so as to make the poor ones good but like every thing else they did not come so to keep our men from freezing I made a requisition on the gov. and got 500.
I suppose you have charged the Reg. with a full set we shall recognize only the good ones as we have showed the sample we were furnished with to Genl. Dix and other U.S. officials and they gave us the new ones by condemning the old.
H.J. Libby & Co. furnished them and they ought to suffer as it is damnable in having men suffer these cold nights sleeping in tents with such blankets as those we have never heard anything from the requisition made by our Qt. master about 4 week ago those things we are suffering for and if we are to have them we should like to know it as you must be aware it is very annoying not to know anything about the matter. We shall represent the case to the powers that be and see if we can get anything out of them as we have whole companies who have no change of clothing.
More blouses what splendid things & those are for men in November.
We are guarding the Rail Road from here to Annapolis Junction keep 5 companies on the road and 5 at headquarters.
If you wish to communicate direct letter to Baltimore or Relay House St. Denis Md.
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