How 20 thousand soldiers played snowballs
Early in the morning of March 22, 1864, the army of the Confederation was located near the city of Doulton in Georgia. The morning of this day was unusual. At night there was a big snowfall and the ground was covered with a large layer of snow. And it must be said that the southern army retreated to this place in December 1863 after it was defeated at the Battle of Chattanooga and suffered from idleness for several months. Of course, the Confederates, among whom there were many outspoken boys of 16-17 years old, staged a battle with snowballs.
It all started with a small exchange of fire between individual soldiers, then groups of soldiers. Gradually the battle grew, and more and more people joined it, both private soldiers and officers. In the end, the soldiers even split into two armies, made snowballs in reserve and made almost military attacks, and one of the officers broke into a heap on his horse, waving a scarf like a flag and sprinkling snow on the soldiers.
Snowballs were played with all the dope, so there were no black eyes, broken noses and even broken arms and legs.Despite these moments, this battle, which lasted for several hours and brought together a bunch of spectators in the nearby hills, became good entertainment for the fatigued fatigues.