December 11, 1862
OF A TEXAS SOLDIER
About two weeks ago, a Texas
soldier, private Josiah Hughes, of Co. E, Fourth Texas Regiment arrived here
from the hospital in Danville, having a furlough of sixty days. When he reached the Sykes House he was in a
very feeble condition, and though the worthy proprietor of the Hotel did
everything in his power for the relief of the suffering soldier, he died on
Saturday last. His remains were interred
in the Methodist burying ground. The
authorities at Danville are very good to give furloughs and discharges to sick
soldiers just as they are ready to die.
We comment them for their kindness.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]