An Army Corps on the March. by Walt Whitman
WITH its cloud of skirmishers in advance,
With now the sound of a single shot, snapping like a whip, and now an irregular volley,
The swarming ranks press on and on, the dense brigades press on;
Glittering dimly, toiling under the sunâ€”the dust-coverâ€™d men,
In columns rise and fall to the undulations of the ground,
With artillery interspersâ€™dâ€”the wheels rumble, the horses sweat,
As the army corps advances.