Thursday, October 9, 1862
The men of the Thirteenth marched through the streets of Washington D.C. and made camp on open ground at Camp Chase, located one mile from Robert E. Lee's former home at Arlington House. Reporting to their commanding officer, General Silas Casey, and settling into their new camp the regiment prepared for a daily schedule of discipline and drills.1
1S. Millett Thompson, Thirteenth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : A Diary Covering Three Years and a Day (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888), 10.