22 May 1861: “…in three weeks past have lost many men for lack of means to hold them–who became restless at not being organized.”

Item description: Col. Charles Fisher expresses his dismay with the process of mobilizing and mustering troops. The delay in swearing in soldiers caused, Fisher argues, the loss of many troops. He calls for more organization in troop mustering.

Item citation: From the John Willis Ellis Papers #242, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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