This grand farewell from the man who had in the past personfied the glory of his army and now bore its grief in his own great heart, was the signal for tearful partings. Comrades wept as they gazed upon each other, and with choking voices said, farewell! And so,--they parted. Little groups of two or three or four, without food, without money, but with “the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed,” were soon plodding their way homeward.
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