The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864 - Various Authors
That was a pleasant life on picquet, in the delicious early summer of the South, and among the endless flowery forests of that blossoming isle. The various outposts were within a five-mile radius, and it was one long, delightful gallop, day and night. To those doing outpost-duty on an island, however large, the main-land has all the fascination of forbidden fruit, and on a scale bounded only by the horizon.