Our own horses were already at the appointed place, together with Pavloff and the Duke's little band of "recruits;" sturdy young moujiks these, as I saw now by the gray light of dawn, cleaner and more intelligent-looking than most of their class. They were freshly horsed, for they had taken advantage of the confusion in the town to "commandeer" re-mounts, as they say in South Africa.
General orders are powerless here, and the personal supervision of the officers even if "stables" were as carefully attended as in our own service would only touch the surface of the evil. That utter absence of esprit du corps and soldierly self-respect, has cost the Federal treasury many millions; nor will the drain ever cease till "re-mounts" shall be no more needed.
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