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 Thursday evening last President Lincoln and party passed this place, in a special train for Philadelphia—but the train did not stop. However, when he returned, on Friday, the train was detained fifteen or twenty minutes, when the President appeared on the platform of the car, bowed to the crowd, but didn't "make a speech!"​ Thursday evening last President Lincoln and party passed this place, in a special train for Philadelphia—but the train did not stop. However, when he returned, on Friday, the train was detained fifteen or twenty minutes, when the President appeared on the platform of the car, bowed to the crowd, but didn't "make a speech!"​
  
-On Sunday last a collision occurred on the Washington branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road, about half a mile from our camp, The two locomotives ​wore considerably injured, the front end of a passenger car broken in and a lieutenant seriously bruised; two freight cars filled with cavalry horses, were completely wrecked, the platform of one being raised off its trucks, and sliding on the platform of the other, unceremoniously scattering the horses out on either side, yet, none of them were injured, with the exception of a few slight scratches. ​+On Sunday last a collision occurred on the Washington branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road, about half a mile from our camp, The two locomotives ​were considerably injured, the front end of a passenger car broken in and a lieutenant seriously bruised; two freight cars filled with cavalry horses, were completely wrecked, the platform of one being raised off its trucks, and sliding on the platform of the other, unceremoniously scattering the horses out on either side, yet, none of them were injured, with the exception of a few slight scratches. ​
  
 On Thursday morning last, in company with Lieut. Tyler and Sergts. Averill and Bates, I visited Washington; and very soon after our arrival we commenced an exploration of the curiosities of the National Capital. "Time and space" forbid that I should attempt even the briefest description of what to us was interesting and seemed worthy, of mention; yet I cannot forbear a brief general allusion to the most important "​objects of interest."​ On Thursday morning last, in company with Lieut. Tyler and Sergts. Averill and Bates, I visited Washington; and very soon after our arrival we commenced an exploration of the curiosities of the National Capital. "Time and space" forbid that I should attempt even the briefest description of what to us was interesting and seemed worthy, of mention; yet I cannot forbear a brief general allusion to the most important "​objects of interest."​
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 Letters for members of Companies B and I, will probably reach their destination mere quickly if directed to Camp Parole, Annapolis, as it is thought these Companies will return there soon; and if such should not be the case, letters will be forwarded to the proper address of the Companies, by the members now remaining there. Letters for members of Companies B and I, will probably reach their destination mere quickly if directed to Camp Parole, Annapolis, as it is thought these Companies will return there soon; and if such should not be the case, letters will be forwarded to the proper address of the Companies, by the members now remaining there.
  
-The late raid in this State has proved that the rebels still know how, to treat their prisoners in a barbarous manner. A few days since I saw four members of the 149th Ohio, who were taken prisoners at Monocacy, on Saturday, 9th inst. The rebels kept them, and made them march with their army, until Monday evening, the 11th inst., without giving them a mouthful of food At that time these men fell down in the road from exhaustion, when the rebel parolled them. They were also robbed as soon as taken, of everything of value they. had about them—money,​ watches, knives, pocket combs, &.; and in some cases, articles of clothing ​Wore also taken.+The late raid in this State has proved that the rebels still know how, to treat their prisoners in a barbarous manner. A few days since I saw four members of the 149th Ohio, who were taken prisoners at Monocacy, on Saturday, 9th inst. The rebels kept them, and made them march with their army, until Monday evening, the 11th inst., without giving them a mouthful of food At that time these men fell down in the road from exhaustion, when the rebel parolled them. They were also robbed as soon as taken, of everything of value they. had about them—money,​ watches, knives, pocket combs, &.; and in some cases, articles of clothing ​were also taken.
  
 I am told that Americus Wade, of Company I, was taken prisoner, but couldn'​t stand the march, and "gave out" from exhaustion, when the rebels threatened to shoot him, unless he kept "​marching on." He concluded that they could "​shoot"​ if they wished to, but he couldn’t march. They finally parolled him.  I am told that Americus Wade, of Company I, was taken prisoner, but couldn'​t stand the march, and "gave out" from exhaustion, when the rebels threatened to shoot him, unless he kept "​marching on." He concluded that they could "​shoot"​ if they wished to, but he couldn’t march. They finally parolled him. 
  
-Affairs in the vicinity of Company F are very quiet, and the countenances of the "​secesh"​ in this locality, which during the raid wore so "​jovially joyful,"​ have resumed their lank proportions and woe-begone appearance, They have started a rumor, however, that their friends are already on their way North on another raid, with the intention of making their permanent residence in this locality. ​+Affairs in the vicinity of Company F are very quiet, and the countenances of the "​secesh"​ in this locality, which during the raid were so "​jovially joyful,"​ have resumed their lank proportions and woe-begone appearance, They have started a rumor, however, that their friends are already on their way North on another raid, with the intention of making their permanent residence in this locality. ​
  
 The health of the Company continues good. Two or three members of the Company are unwell; but there are no cases of sickness which are considered at all dangerous. The health of the Company continues good. Two or three members of the Company are unwell; but there are no cases of sickness which are considered at all dangerous.
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