Excerpt from History of the Fiftieth Regiment, Penna. Vet. Vols., 1861-65
On the morning of the fourth, the first detail was made for picket duty. After the guard was formed, Colonel Christ delivered a short address to the men, showing them the danger of careless ness and ina... ttention to duty, also reciting the punishment for sleep ing on post, as laid down in the Blue Book. Pointing to the sun, he remarked, that As sure as yonder luminary shines, the picket found sleeping on his post will be shot.
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