Saturday, June 22, 2013

Blackberry Raid Begins - On the Move to Yorktown

Monday, June 22, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire arose at midnight and marched to Portsmouth, arriving at 3:00 A.M. The Thirteenth boarded the steamer “Maple Leaf” with the Fourth Rhode Island Regiment and arrived at Yorktown at 10:00 P.M. After debarking from the steamer the Thirteenth New Hampshire made evening camp nearby. 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.

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