16th in a series.
At Baltimore the railroads did not connect so we had to march through the city to the Washington depot a half mile or so. Before leaving we loaded our guns and fixed bayonets. The streets were lined with a hard looking lot but they kept quiet. It was late in the afternoon when we left Baltimore and we reached Washington about 10:00 and after some delay were marched to the assembly room for shelter for the night. Here we stayed until July 3rd when we embarked on steamers at the Navy yard and landing on the sacred soil of Virginia at Alexandria, went into camp less than a mile west of that place. There we had daily drill. We were brigaded with some others under the command of Col. W.B. Franklin, forming part of the division of Col. S.P. Hientzelman on July 16th.