Saturday, November 1, 1862
At noon the Thirteenth receives orders to strike camp and prepare to march. At 1:00 PM the Thirteenth begins a march of five miles to Fairfax Seminary, making camp on a hill a mile beyond the Seminary. The new camp is named Camp Casey for their commanding officer, General Silas Casey.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), 20.