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Food for powder: Federal troops at Corinth Give a glance at these seventeen men, who, for some reason that we cannot tell, have chosen to stand before the camera and be “taken.” Note one thing first--there is not one smiling face nor one look of the holiday soldier about this little group. Able, grim, stern-hearted veterans — their faces show it. Among them all there is not a single merry-maker. These men have faced death often, they have seen their comrades die. They have looked across the sights of their muskets at the ragged men in gray, and peered through the enveloping smoke to see if their shots have told. These are not the machine-made soldiers of the European armies. They are the development of the time and hour. The influence of emigration is plainly shown. Here is a Scotchman--

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