From The Greensborough Patriot
July 24, 1862 – Pg. 3
Editors:--Permit me through your columns to express the warmest gratitude to
the citizens of Greensboro for the unparalled generosity and kindness showed to
every member of the detachment which I have the honor to command. We have been detained by accident near your
beautiful village without rations of cooking utensils, consequently have been
thrown upon the charity of strangers; but many, many thanks to you, we have
fared most sumstously, lacking nothing.
Be assured the kindness of the citizens of this vicinity will ever live
in the hearts of us who are the recipients of your powers.
H. C. BIRD,
Capt. Co. K, 15th Reg.
S. C. T., Commanding Detachment.