Saturday, July 13, 2013

Arrival at Camp Bowers

Monday, July 13, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment marched at 9:00 A.M. from Big Bethel to Hampton, where they boarded a steamer at 6:00 P.M. for transport to Portsmouth. They arrived at Camp Bowers at 11:00 P.M. and were welcomed by their comrades in camp. Their return to Camp Bowers ended the "Blackberry Raid," an unsuccessful attempt to sever General Robert E. Lee's communication lines with Richmond.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), 181.

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