Clipped From Detroit Free Press
a critical conamon. FATHER OP THE RBGIME5T. H. J. Harrington Says Col. Gardener is the Soldiers' Friend. Halsey J. Harrington, of this city, a member member of Company L, Thirty-first Thirty-first Thirty-first Michigan, is home on a ten-days' ten-days' ten-days' furlough. He speaks in highest praise of the camp at Knoxvllle, and savs everything possible is done for the comfort of the men. The city extended extended the water mains to the camp, and there is a tap between every two cooking shanties shanties while the luxury of shower baths is at e'very soldier's disposal. Harrington has not a complaint to make in fact, says things are better than he was led to ex-nect ex-nect ex-nect when he enlisted. Col. Gardener, he says is the soldiers' friend the father of the regiment and no man who tries to do half way right is ever on the carpet. With shirks though, he is strict, and the latter get little sympathy from their comrades when they run up against the colonel. Harrington is well pleased with his experience experience as a soldier and is ready and willing to go wherever the regiment is ordered.