Friday, March 22, 2013

First Week at Suffolk

Sunday, March 22, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire settled into their first week of camp at Suffolk, enduring cold and stormy weather under shelter tents. On Friday a snowstorm raged through Suffolk, depositing six inches of snow. Today the Thirteenth heard gunfire near their camp and several Confederate prisoners were brought into camp.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), 118-20.

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