During the winter also changes were made in the field and staff, by appointment and promotion.
Dr. James P. Kimball was commissioned Assistant Surgeon. Vice Dr. Holt resigned.
Frank E. Lowe was promoted to be Adjutant, Sergeant Major J. L. Morthon, Sergeant Newber, N. A. Armstrong, Thomas J. Hassett and Philip R. Woodcock were promoted to lieutenants.
Morris C. Foote, of Cooperstown was also commissioned as lieutenant.
Lieut. E. C. Weaver resigned on account of sickness and Lieutenant Kelly died of disease.
The ordinary duties of camp life, drills, picket and fatigue, in trenches and forts, was broken once when in February 5th to 8th the brigade was sent to support the 5th Corps on an expedition to Hatcher's Run.
At one time the line of the 5th Corps was broken and some of the troops fell back in confusion.
The brigade restored and stiffened the line and became lightly engaged.
It crossed the Run to the front twice and lost seven men wounded.
The weather was very ba