Sunday, May 24, 1863
The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent their first week at Camp Bowers hard at work digging entrenchments in and around on Fort Rodman. The weather had become exceedingly hot and the men needed to work either early in the morning from 5:00 to 11:00 A.M. or in the late afternoon from 3:00 to 7:30 PM. The Thirteenth spent their Sunday in their usual fashion at religious services, inspection, and 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), 161-63.