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 Posted: Fri Dec 19th, 2008 07:35 am
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Because I have it handy:

25 December 1861
'Have had snow for past eight hours. It laid six to eight inches deep on everything. Many tents had to be taken down and repitched. Could not have dress parade or drill today. All were eating and drinking all they could get. Rations of whiskey were served to the brigade and the 40th guard house was full of drunken soldiers before sundown...."

Pvt Robert Knox Sneden (near Alexandria, VA, I think)

('Eye of the storm', Touchstone Press, 2000)

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