Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Arrival at White House Landing

Friday, June 26, 1863

After receiving orders on the previous day to be ready to march at a moment’s notice the Thirteenth New Hampshire arose at 2:00 A.M. and marched at 3:30 A.M. to Yorktown, embarking on the steamer “Hero” with the Tenth New Hampshire Regiment. After journeying along the York and Pamunkey Rivers they arrived at White House Landing at 3:00 P.M. and made camp for the evening.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), 171-72.

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