Friday, July 3, 1863
The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment arose early and commenced their march at 6:00 A.M. During the morning they passed through Mongohit and Mechanicsville. At noon the Thirteenth halted and feasted on the abundant blackberries on the trail. During the afternoon many were again stricken with sunstroke. Halting frequently for rest stops the Thirteenth made camp three miles north of Hanover Court House at 9:00 P.M.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), 174-75.