What did the Southern soldiers sleep in during the Civil War?
They slept in tents or lean-to's.
Soldiers don't normally sleep during a battle. This battle only lasted 1 day. Actually the soldiers of both sides would have "slept on their arms", meaning they would remain in their current position and be ready for the next days fight. Since Lee's army did not retire from the battlefield until the evening of September 18, it would be correct to say the soldiers slept on the battlefield the night of the 17th if they…
Soldiers in combat settings during WW1, WW2, and just about any war, slept no more then 2 hours a day. they would have on and off shifts night and day and only get little time to sleep. Soldiers away from the battlefield and on the home front kept more "normal" hours. they only get about fourteen hours of sleep mabay they got 24 hours if possible.
A person fighting the Civil War on the side of the South could expect, at the very best, to be living in a tent as a bedroom. Many soldiers slept on the ground wherever they could if there were not enough tents to go around. Soldiers would also sleep in barns or other buildings when they could. Many did not have blankets or a bed roll.
The only way for soldiers to find their way through the trenches during World War I was to feel their way through. These soldiers would have to eat, sleep, and conduct all other necessary living activities in the trenches both day and night. It was even necessary for soldiers to bury the dead in the trenches using hand shovels they carried.