From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/23/1861, p. 3, c. 2
Editors Dispatch: Permit me to acknowledge, through your columns, the receipt of a quantity of clothing for my Maryland men. I do not even know the name of some of the donors; but, oh! I feel so grateful I thank them all. Every article is acceptable, and I go back with a thankful heart. The "widow's mite" was received. God bless you, Madam. I will try to merit your consideration. We will win this fight.
G. W. ALEXANDER.