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(without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... CHAPTER XXVII. The patrol of the provost-guard, a little
earlier that evening, had halted a tall soldier in the uniform of
the cavalry, who was coming briskly down the hill from the
direction of the convalescent camp. So far from showing annoyance
or disquietude, as was often the case at such interruption, the
soldier stood with confident mien and promptly presented his
papers, standing rigidly at attention while the officer closely
inspected them. There was no flaw. They were all in precise and
regular form, --Private Lawrence Bell, Troop "C," --th U. S.
Cavalry, a convalescent patient U. S. General Hospital, etc., etc.,
on recommendation of the chief surgeon was granted five days'
furlough, with permission to visit relatives in Philadelphia; was
to return to said hospital by 9.30 P.m. on the 27th day of July,
1863, or be considered a deserter. Said soldier was six feet two
inches in height, blue eyes, fair hair, light complexion, and was
by occupation a clerk, --that occupation being the one almost
invariably given by every enlisting soldier who had presumably
known better days--but no trade. The furlough was signed by various
officials, and was countersigned by the provost-marshal, so that
for at least two or three days Trooper Boll was free to come and
go, his own master so long as he behaved himself. "Where are you
going now?" asked the officer. "To meet some old comrades, sir,
down by Camden Station. They have a theatre pass till midnight;
then I'll take the train to Philadelphia." The answer was prompt
and respectful. "You have a long walk for a man recently wounded,"
said the lieutenant, still glancing over the furlough. "I'll take a
cab, sir, at the square, if the lieutenant has no objection." "Oh,
of course not. It's all right if you have money to throw ...
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