May 07, 1862 issue of the WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, North Carolina)
   Transcribed and Posted by Myrtle Bridges February 09, 2003

We learn that there is considerable sickness among the soldiers at the camp near this place, and that 
the accommodations at the camp for the sick are rather below ordinary. The hospital near town is no doubt 
full, and Dr. E. Burke Haywood, who is at the head of it, is doing his duty; but we repeat, there is a 
great want of proper accommodations at the camp. In addition to this we learn that an order has been issued 
that sick soldiers and soldiers who are recovering, are not to be allowed to go home, where they would 
receive much better nursing and attention then they do in camp. This order, it seems to us, is both unwise 
and cruel. If convalescent soldiers were allowed to go home and remain until they were able to take their 
places again in the ranks, the State would save by it, the service would lose nothing, and many a valuable 
life would be saved. Every attention and kindness compatible with proper discipline, should be shown to the 
brave officers and men who are ready to offer up their lives in the common defense.

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