September 24, 1862, Natchez Daily Courier
One of the most acceptable presents a young lady can forward to her “jularkie” in the army, is a woolen helmet, made to draw over the head, down as far as the breast, leaving an aperture of about five inches, so that the eyes, nose and mouth may be uncovered. Upon a bitter cold night, when the soldier is on guard, as he draws his helmet over his head he will thank his lady-love for her acceptable present, and bless her for thinking so kindly of him. It protects the head and throat admirably, and almost secures complete exemption from bronchial affections. Those soldiers who own them, value them very highly.
Claiborne County Dispatch.