Monday, August 19, 2013

Carpet ravelings

What Next.--We observe that the ladies of Mobile, in keeping with the fertility of resources and industry that has immortalized their sex during the war, and making socks from carpet ravelings. They are a little heterogeneous in color, but not a whit the less warm for that, and will be most acceptable to the soldiers or to those who need them at home.

[Same story appeared in the Edgefield Advertiser (Edgefield SC) Jaunuary 13, 1864, The Daily Dispatch, (Richmond, VA)January 4, 1864]

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