Soldier Huts

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Second Federal (Union) Occupation and "Valley Forge" Period

Soldier Huts

A variety of  soldier huts were employed during the winter of 1863.  These generally housed four soldiers who lived, cooked, and ate together and found as much comfort as possible in the crude structures.  A particular problem was the inability to control the smoke from the rudimentary chimneys.   White Oak Civil War Museum, has examples of huts inside and outside the building.