Wednesday, December 5, 2012

On the Road to Fredericksburg

Friday, December 5, 1862

The Thirteenth New Hampshire marched at 8:30 A.M. in a steady rain which turned to heavy snow by early afternoon. Weather conditions forced the advancing troops to make evening camp near Liverpool Point at 2:00 P.M. The shelter tents afforded insufficient protection from the storm, and many of the men sought shelter in nearby farmhouses and barns.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), 29-31.

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