Friday, April 5, 2013

Severe Weather

Sunday, April 5, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent most of their week in shelter or in tents, as stormy weather brought rain, snow, and wind to their camp. On Friday a late-season snowstorm deposited nearly six inches of snow. Some men were needed for picket duty, and the extreme weather heightened the difficulty of their tasks. This evening the Thirteenth took part in a dress parade.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), 122-23.

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