An equally strong line of cavalry in the rear drove in front of it every straggler or camp follower.
Not a camp follower among us but knew that the arrival of our men from the North would give us the great prize in sight.
It must be realised that these were not fighting men; their sole training had been that of the camp follower.
And, giving our horses in charge of a camp follower, we sought out Sergeant Lawson, who willingly agreed to accompany us.
The army mule was dubbed a "brevet horse" and the camp follower became a "brevet soldier."
Occasionally in camp a number of them would club together and hire some "camp follower" or some other soldier to do it.