Haven't found these weather records online but maybe someone else will.Weather records from the war were collected by the Smithsonian Institute and Army Signal Service until the creation of the Weather Bureau in 1891.
Just curious if any Civil War soldiers faced the cold of what was faced at Valley Forge or Stalingrad?
Thanks! I will research possible accounts of life at Camp Douglas.The soldiers trained at Valley Forge but did not fight a battle there. If we include soldiers in winter camps, then yes, some soldiers were in winter camps during cold periods. Both the guards and prisoners of war at Camp Douglas in Chicago suffered through a particularly cold winter.