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Cleaning The Barracks

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
April
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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A Jetter to the Free Press under date of April 8, from Amaro, Cuba, contaius the following: "Chaplain White has retnrned from a pastoral visit to Oo. A, at Placetas, and F at Remedios, and reporta the men in good health and spirits. At the former place Capt. Granger is emnlating Hercules and the Augean stables in renovating the barracks. They have been re-roofed, the paint inside and ont has been tcraped off, and a general cleauing out admiuistered. Üne of the buildings had been used by the Spanish as a hospital and from nnder it a wagon load of old bandages was removed. Verily, au ideal temple of hygeia. "Just now the regiment is greatly excitad over the prospect of au early return to the states. Yesterday a telegram was received from división headquarters, ordering the Sixtli Ohio and 81st Michigan to be prepared and held in readiness to go to the United States - the tormer as soon as the Second U. S. Iiifantry arrivés aud transport eau be obtained, the latter as soon as it eau be learned that a transport is available. It also directed that both regimeuts have their records 111 shape, so that there will be no delay in mustering out. On the latter point tnis regiment is in splendid shape and everything is as f ar along as possible. it is undertood, unofficially, that we sball be called to Cienfuegos betore many days pass by. The companies have been directed to report in that city as soon as relieved by companies of the Third Volanteer. Eugineers and there await the arrival of the body of the regiments from this station.