Friday, April 19, 2013

The Siege Continues

Sunday, April 19, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent a long and hard week of incessant picket duty in rifle pits, chopping wood for bridges and digging ditches for earthworks. The Thirteenth remained in position along their picket post in rifle pits along the Nansemond River near Jericho Point, two miles south of Suffolk.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), 127-32.

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