Hello everybody, I hope you all had a merry Christmas and a happy new year. As cold as it is here up in the Ozarks I can't help but wonder what an infantryman wore back then to keep his head and face warm. With as much body heat as one loses through their head it's no small matter. (I imagine especially considering that I've heard of C.S. government winter clothing drives the average Confederate picket would be wearing a civilian scarf or muffler etc.) While it wouldn't present a problem for a soldier sitting next to the fireplace in his winter quarters for someone on picket duty out there in the cold it would be a different story altogether. If it's freezing outside that little forage cap isn't going to keep his head warm and neither is the slouch hat nor the "Hardee" hat. So what did the typical Union infantry picket wear in that situation? I've seen a couple of Don Troiani paintings about Union pickets out in the cold and they had civilian mufflers and scarves sent from home or that they bought themselves presumably. Did the government issue a wool toque or something like that or did the soldier have to make do with wrapping his blanket around his head or asking his girlfriend at home to knit him something?