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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.