Friday, July 26, 2013

Intense Heat at Camp Bowers

Sunday, July 26, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment spent their Sunday in camp in the usual fashion for inspection and picket duty. During the last week court martial cases had taken place for those that had deserted during the recent "Blackberry Raid." The weather remained exceedingly hot. Today one thermometer registered 108 degrees in the shade and another thermometer registered 126 degrees in the full sunshine.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), 186-87.

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