toothache, for a cough or for lameness, rheumatism or fever and ague.
Quinine was always and everywhere prescribed with a confidence and freedom which left all other medicines far in the rear.
Making all due allowances for exaggerations, that drug was unquestionably the popular dose with the doctors.
After Sick-Call came Water-Call
at which the drivers in artillery and the full rank and file of the cavalry repaired to the picket-rope, and, taking their horses, set out to water them.
This was a very simple and
The picket rope.|
expeditious matter when the army was encamped near a river, as it frequently was; but when it was not, the horses were ridden from one-half a mile to two miles before a stream or pond was found adequate to the purpose.
It was no small matter to provide the animals of the Army of the Potomac with water, as can be judged from the following figures: After Antietam McClellan
had about thirty-eight thousand eight hundred horses and mules.
When the army