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Chapter 7: the winter at Muddy Branch. The evenings at headquarters were often interesting. There was plenty of time to study, discuss and exemplify the tactic
but slipped into the lock in crossing.
During the stay of the regiment at Muddy Branch, there were numerous changes in the roster.
Q. M. S. Oliver F. Briggs, of C of building defensive blockhouses; Capt. James D. Russell, of Company D, at Muddy Branch Lock, building the defensive blockhouse between Muddy Branch and Seneca and Muddy Branch and Seneca and Second Lieut. Samuel Baxter was with him. Capt. Edmund Rice, of Company F, had charge of the picket line on the Potomac River at Seneca Lock, while Second Lieut. Dudl W. Bachelder, of Company C, was made the Acting Regimental Adjutant while at Muddy Branch, from January 4th, during the absence of First Lieut. John P. Reynolds, on l rch 24.
It rained steadily all the time, and the streets, cut up by the constant passage of heavy teams, were reduced to a condition rivaling those at Muddy Branch.