Wednesday, April 22, 1863
The Thirteenth New Hampshire returned to their former camp near Suffolk, ending thirteen days and twelve nights of constant picket duty in rifle pits along the Nansemond River. The strains of picket duty for nearly two weeks necessitated rest for the regiment. The Thirteenth New Hampshire received news of transfer to General Edward Harland's brigade.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), 131-34.