“I never liked pipe-smoking on the picket-line,” said Merton.
Wallace stationed his picket-line close to the enemy's works.
I could see a part of the picket-line--that is, not the men, but the rifle-pits.
One day the guard brought in a suspicious character from the picket-line.
Parke strengthened his picket-line, and brought up his reserve artillery, to be ready in case of emergency.
I must get through the picket-line; outside I could do nothing.
Next day, Friday, the 4th, a cavalry dash on Buckland's picket-line swooped off a lieutenant and seven men.
Now, once out of sight of the picket-line, I should feel safe.
Here, I was convinced, was the Confederate picket-line, if there was a line.
They broke over the enemy's picket-line with ease; but now in their front frowned heavy earthworks and forts.