he returning to his regiment, and we to Washington, and reached our hotel about six o'clock.
We never saw Colonel Cass in life again.
He was mortally wounded before Richmond, and died July 12, 1862.
The report continues,—
I had been two days on horseback, through a continued storm of rain and snow, with mud up to the stirrups part of the way; and yet I never had a more delightful journey.
Two more days were passed in Washington, transacting business at the War Office.
On the third day, accompanied by Colonel Coffin, of Newburyport, went on board a steamer, and were taken to Budd's Ferry, about fifty miles down the Potomac, on the Maryland side.
Here were the First and the Eleventh Regiments, which formed part of General Hooker's brigade.
We quote again:—
On the opposite side from the landing, one of the rebel batteries was distinctly visible.
The roads from the landing to the camps of our regiments were the worst I ever saw. At one place, a wagon of the Secon