January 6, 1864
---Josiah Marshall Favill, of the 57th New York Inf. Reg., writes in his journal about the building of the shelter for himself and his comrades:
January 6th. Our quarters, now completed, are extremely comfortable; they are wall tents set up on split logs, which raise the tent about two feet from the ground, and thus provide for a fireplace made of mud and sticks, as is also the chimney. We have a bunk big enough for two, well filled with cedar branches, and to crown all, a real door fitted to the tent, so that we may be said to live in luxury.