Sunday, October 5, 1862
The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment marched to Concord to receive their regimental colors. They returned to Camp Colby by evening, anticipating an early departure for war the next morning.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), 6.