February 23, 1863: Froze on Picket
Last night was very cold. 26 soldiers of our Brigade were froze on Picket. snow 10 inches deep this morning. warm day. Lt. Col. Broady was the Officer of the day and tried to get the men in trouble. some of them left the line to avoid freezing. he was on Picket the 14th of Jan. and was surnamed the Dromedary.
See scanned diary page.