ed in temporary camps.
To this the horses were hitched, between caissons, soon to be fed and groomed; then, spreading the tarpaulins on the ground, and arranging our blankets upon them, we turned in, and slept soundly till the shrill bugle notes broke our slumbers at half-past 2 in the morning.
About 4 o'clock the infantry filed off into the road.
We soon followed, and when the sun rose hot and scorching, and we saw them toiling along under their load of musket, knapsack, cartridge-box,
Zzz haversack, and canteen, we considered ourselves—required to bear only the two latter articles—especially fortunate in belonging to artillery.
At 8 o'clock we stopped for breakfast, munching our hard-tack and drinking our coffee with the relish which a march is wont to confer.
During the day we crossed the Monocacy River, passing through Licksville, a small settlement on its left bank.
In the afternoon some one blundered and sent the brigade off two miles on the wrong road.