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worked vertically, and the whole structure rattled as if in momentary danger of flying apart into its original atoms. It maintained its cohesion, however, and we began to move along. Dodging his way as best he might, and waiting at nearly every station for any trains likely to arrive within an hour, our engineer finally succeeded in rolling us into Washing- Soldiers rest. picture taken about 1896. ton about two o'clock Friday morning. Having disembarked in pitchy darkness and a pouring rain, we were ushered into a commodious barn-like building, known as the Soldiers' Rest, and throwing ourselves on the floor, were soon sound asleep. Morning reports. 1862. Oct. 14. Started from Boxford at 11.30 o'clock en route for Washington, D. C., with orders to report to the Adjutant General. At Boston we took a special train in which there were 111 horses turned over to us by Capt. McKim. Oct. 17. Arrived in Washington and encamped near Bladensburg Tollgate about 6 o'clock P. M.
Chapter 3: October 17 to December 26, 1862. Washington camp Barry organization drill incidents. Everything is a hundred years behind the age here, was the general exclamation the next morning, as daylight gave us our first view of the surroundings. The Capitol loomed up grandly with its massive proportions, a few hundred yards distant, but was so surrounded by wretched Southern hovels and dirty beer-shops, instead of the costly dwellings and clean streets which would have diculars concerning the warm bath innocently administered to the ear of our late comrade George L. Clark, to any one of the original members, who made the camp resound with laughter for days after, whenever the matter was mentioned. On the 17th of October we established our camp on an eminence of the field in which we had passed the night, having been provided with A tents (so called from their shape), which accommodated four men each. Having got fairly established in camp, the work of organ
Oct. 13. Fourteen (14) recruits received; James Lee, John D. White, Francis Rooney, L. E. Quint, Chas. Conners, J. P. Allen, Patrick Foley, Geo. T. Cranston, Patrick Carr, Jere. O'Connell, A. P. Follett, Michael Birmingham, Michael Farrell, G. W. Blair. Oct. 14. Two recruits received; Peter Terbriggen, Wm. Osborn. Private A. L. Gowell returned to duty from general hospital. Oct. 15. Private H. N. Bemis returned from brigade hospital; Private E. C. Jewell sent to brigade hospital. Oct. 17. Notice received of Serg't Chandler Gould's death by Chronic Diarrhea at U. S. Hospital, Beverly, N. J. (?) Oct. 5th. Oct. 19. J. H. Knowland sent from brigade to general hospital. Corp. Geo. A. Pease sent to brigade hospital; Private E. C. Jewell returned to duty. Private E. J. Wilson on detached service at Art'y Brigade Headquarters in confinement. One horse died, worn out. Oct. 22. Lieut's J. W. Adams and W. G. Rollins transferred on Morning Report from present on special dut