Friday, February 1, 2013

Burnside and His Army Stuck in the Mud

Sunday, February 1, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire endured another week of cold and snowy weather in camp at Falmouth. Several cases of typhoid and malaria have broken out in the camp. This morning the Thirteenth returned from picket duty in the rain. Due to the weather conditions religious services and dress parade were suspended. The Confederates posted a large sign in Fredericksburg which read, "Burnside and his army stuck in the mud."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), 102-106.

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