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Detailed Minutia of soldier life. By Private Carlton McCarthy. Paper no. 6--brave survivors Homeward bound. [This is the last of a series of papers which have been widely read and complimented for their vivid pictures of the life of the private soldier.] Bitter grief for the past, which seemed to be forever lost, and present humiliation could not long suppress the anxious thought and question, What now? The discussion of the question brought relief from the horrid feeling of vacuity, which oppressed the soldier, and introduced him to the new sensations of liberty of choice, freedom of action — full responsibility. For capital he had a clear conscience, a brave heart, health, strength, and a good record. With these he sought his home. Early in the morning of Wednesday the 12th of April, without the stirring drum or the bugle call of old, the camp awoke to the new life. Whether or not they had a country these soldiers did not know. Home to many, when they reached it, w