the men were completely drenched and exhausted.
The Springs were reached at nine o'clock and because everything was so wet it was found to be almost impossible to make fires.
The men, therefore, were obliged to content themselves with an unusually light supper and lay down upon the wet ground, under wet blankets.
There was little sleep for them that night,—it was too wet and chilly.
During the night the rain ceased and the morning of the 26th was fair.
The march was then resumed toward Maryland, and at two o'clock in the afternoon the regiment reached Edward's Ferry, in sight of Ball's Bluff where the regiment had received its baptism of blood.
Something was not ready and the men rested wearily on the bank until after nightfall, while Adams, Thompson, Donath and Ferris, Rice, Palmer and Charlie Rowe lent voice and wit in speech and song to while away the leaden hours.
No one who was there will forget The Kentucky Lawyer as they heard it that night from the lips of Rowe, with t