A tall, well-favoured youth, coming from the farther South, boarded the train for Richmond one raw, gusty
morning. He carried his left arm stiffly, his face was thin and brown, and his dingy uniform had holes in it,
some made by bullets; but his air and manner were happy, as if, escaped from danger and hardships, he rode
on his way to pleasure and ease.
He sat for a time gazing out of the window at the gray, wintry landscape that fled past, and then, having a
youthful zest for new things, looked at those who traveled with him in the car. The company seemed...