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[446] racked along those parched roads — some of necessity abandoned for the present along the road-sides! Nothing better could be done than was done for these men. I am sure that there was no willing neglect. They could not be left in quiet hospitals while the army moved on; they must move on with it, or be abandoned. Yet every man who rode past that long and suffering procession, felt the hope of victory in his heart rivalled by a deep wish that these sufferers might first reach a quiet haven.

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