Thursday, July 4, 2013

Picket Duty at Littlepage's Bridge

Saturday, July 4, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment began their march at 9:00 A.M. Around noon they halted for bivouac and picket duty near Littlepage's Bridge over the Pamunkey River, as artillery fire revealed the proximity of the Confederate forces.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), 175-76.

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