Friday, February 22, 2013


Sunday, February 22, 1863

The heaviest snowstorm of the winter hit the camp of the Twenty-Seventh Connecticut in Falmouth today as the holiday observation of George Washington’s birthday was celebrated near his childhood home. Several inches of snow blanketed the region by nightfall.1

1Winthrop Dudley Sheldon The "Twenty-Seventh," : A Regimental History (New Haven, Connecticut: Morris and Benham, 1866), 41.