Friday, February 22, 2013

Drills and a Snowstorm at Fortress Monroe

Sunday, February 22, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire passed their week at Fortress Monroe engaged in a regimen of drills. The weather was mainly clear yet cold until Saturday evening, when a severe snowstorm hit Newport News and deposited four inches of new snow. The Thirteenth remained in their barracks on Sunday and braced their quarters from the severity of the storm.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), 112-113.

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