Wednesday, October 8, 1862
The men of the Thirteenth arrived in Baltimore at 6:00 A.M. Three hours later the regiment boarded railroad cars headed for Washington, D.C. and reached their destination by 9:00 P.M. The regiment spent an uncomfortable evening bivouacking in the rain on Capitol Hill.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.