Friday, June 7, 2013

Another Week at Camp Bowers

Sunday, June 7, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire passed another week at Camp Bowers hard at work building fortifications and constructing roadways. After the usual Sunday routine of inspection and dress parade the men of the Thirteenth attended religious services and wrote letters to their loved ones. Many complained of the very hot weather at Camp Bowers.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), 165-68.

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