Friday, July 12, 2013

Blackberries at Big Bethel

Sunday, July 12, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment rested at Yorktown on Saturday and resumed their march at 5:00 A.M., covering fourteen miles and arriving at Big Bethel by afternoon. The men of the Thirteenth feasted on the abundant blackberries during the evening bivouac.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), 180-81.

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