Confederate soldier complains that the clothes made for the soldiers fall apart.
MOBILE REGISTER AND ADVERTISER, March 11, 1864, p. 2, c, 3
A Hint for Those Who Make Soldiers’ Clothing.— A soldier writing to the Statesville Express, alludes to the bad manner in which soldiers’ clothing is made, and says: Our pants, jackets and under-clothing invariably rip, after a few weeks service, into the original pieces. Then comes a little swearing and sweating, and a week’s darning and stitching before we are fit to appear in public, unless we have lost all decency, and come out with a “flag of truce” flying in the rear. I would be glad if some of the women who do sewing for the soldiers would pay us a visit. I have not a doubt but they would return with many good resolutions, as well as with a pretty good knowledge of anatomy, and with the conviction that our clothing is “wonderfully” if not “fearfully” made.