January 17, 1863

[Louisiana] Jan. 17.  Another very cold night, about like our Maine weather the middle or last of November.  Last Monday night was very warm, & we had a warm rain Thursday; but the change since then has been greater than we often have at home at any season.  This morning the ground was frozen considerably in low spots, & ice formed a quarter of an inch thick on small puddles of water.  It is not strange that men get colds & coughs at such times.  Had a Reg. inspection of arms & clothing this P.M. by the Lieut. Co.. & Major.  I have made out a “certificate of disability” for Franklin Holbrook today, but there is some doubt about his getting a discharge, though I think he is very anxious to have one.  He has been in Hosp. all the time we have been here.  I have had a dry hacking cough for some days, though it is not very troublesome.  Otherwise I feel very well.

Diary of Isaac Winslow Case [Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection]

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