Fancy the comforts of such a life as this! Roused at dawn to crawl out and stand half-dressed in a drenching storm while the company-roll was being called: then return to damp blankets?or to rub the skin off of your knuckles, trying to start a fire with green pine poles in the storm; go down to the marsh to break off of a shallow branch of rivulet and flirt a few handfuls of muddy water upon your face, then wipe it off on the clean corner of a dirty pocket handkerchief, borrow a broken piece of comb (having lost your own, and having no money to replace it) and, after raking the bits of trash out of your stubby locks, devote the next hour to trying to boil a dingy tin-cup of so-called coffee.
Private Randolph A Shotwell
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