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train loaded with coal came along. The engineer and railroad crew were American soldiers, Railroad Engineers. They stopped the train upon seeing our mess line and came over with their mess kits and informed us by way of returning the favor that the freight cars contained an excellent quality of coal which we would find very useful. The coal was in large briquets about the size of Belgian blocks. We didn't need the invitation twice so about fifteen or twenty of the boys in the company jumped aboard the second freight car and threw over the side enough coal to last us for some time. Each ward tent had in it a cone shaped stove and the coal supply which we had gathered lasted was as long as we stayed here. We used to break the briquets up into small pieces. After three or four days stay here in the field some of the boys of the company began to go on sick call and the location was pronounced unfit on account of the damp ground. We moved higher up about a quarter of a mile away the next day. All the other companies in the Sanitary Train were grouped about us. While we were down below the railroad we saw about one hundred army horses, which had been gassed, being led along the road. They were all tied to a long picket rope. After three or four days stay on the higher ground, we were informed that the Sanitary Train was to start out on a twelve day march, the distance to be covered being one hundred and fifty miles. About half the company thought it was some kind of a joke, but we rolled up packs and on the 18th of November started on what was to be the longest march the company every made. We marched every day for twelve days making each day from ten to twenty-five miles. We had a lay-over of one day when seventy-five miles had been covered. -84-