Sunday, August 9, 1863
Although the weather remained exceedingly hot at Camp Bowers, the temperature cooled from 108 degrees to 100 degrees. The extreme heat exacted a toll, as the diphtheria outbreak had become more widespread and malignant.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), 190-92.