1 It looked to be a wrong place for a battle field.
2 The battle flag in the distance jerked about madly.
3 The youth had been taught that a man became another thing in battle.
4 "It's my first and last battle, old boy," continued the loud soldier.
5 It had suddenly appeared to him that perhaps in a battle he might run.
6 On the morrow, perhaps, there would be a battle, and he would be in it.
7 A dark battle line lay upon a sunstruck clearing that gleamed orange color.
8 "It's my first and last battle, old boy," said the latter, with intense gloom.
9 He tried to mathematically prove to himself that he would not run from a battle.
10 This time we're in for a big battle, and we've got the best end of it, certain sure.
11 The men of the new regiment watched and listened eagerly, while their tongues ran on in gossip of the battle.
12 She could calmly seat herself and with no apparent difficulty give him many hundreds of reasons why he was of vastly more importance on the farm than on the field of battle.
13 One night, as he lay in bed, the winds had carried to him the clangoring of the church bell as some enthusiast jerked the rope frantically to tell the twisted news of a great battle.
14 "Oh, you'll see fighting this time, my boy, what'll be regular out-and-out fighting," added the tall soldier, with the air of a man who is about to exhibit a battle for the benefit of his friends.
15 The brigade was formed in line of battle, and after a pause started slowly through the woods in the rear of the receding skirmishers, who were continually melting into the scene to appear again farther on.
16 He wished to return to camp, knowing that this affair was a blue demonstration; or else to go into a battle and discover that he had been a fool in his doubts, and was, in truth, a man of traditional courage.
17 His emotions made him feel strange in the presence of men who talked excitedly of a prospective battle as of a drama they were about to witness, with nothing but eagerness and curiosity apparent in their faces.
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