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[23] For no campaign has better shown the courage of the soldiers than this last, when they had daily to be arrayed for combat, to fight, on but one expedition, more battles than the combats which any soldier of the past endured,1 and face extreme severities of weather and many hard privations in the daily needs of life with an endurance almost beyond description.

1 The exaggeration of this remark has led some editors to doubt the reading.

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