Sport: Soldiers & Civilians

Last week 3,000 armed men were massed on a plain near Port Clinton, Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie. All were picked shots. Over their shoulders were slung rifles with well-oiled firing chambers, speckless bores. The walnut stocks were worn, rubbed to an oily, deep brown. Across their backs were stretched bandoleers full of sharp-nosed cartridges. Thousands of rounds of ammunition lay in neat cases around them. To bivouac the force, peaked, tan canvas service tents were thrown up along orderly streets. To many of the riflemen tenting was new. No novelty...

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