Friday, February 15, 2013

Settling in at Fortress Monroe

Sunday, February 15, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire arrived at Newport News on Monday at noon and settled into their first week at their new camp at Fortress Monroe. The weather conditions were much more favorable here than at Falmouth. Lumber for shelters and campfires was abundant, and the men began to prepare new quarters. Today the Thirteenth attended religious services at 5:00 P.M. and prepared for a new regiment of drills.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), 111-112.

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