The Scribe was a wonderful fellow and very useful. He could write a two hours pass, sign the captain’s name better than the captain himself, and endorse it ‘respectfully forwarded approved,’ sign the colonel’s name after ‘respectfully forwarded approved’ and then on up to the commanding officer. And do it so well! Nobody wanted anything better. The boys had a great veneration for the scribe, and used him constantly.
Southern Historical Society Papers.
Vol. I. Richmond, Virginia., February, 1876. No. 2
Camp Fires Of The Boys In Gray.