Friday, August 30, 2013

First Week at Camp Gilmore

Sunday, August 30, 1863

After a company inspection this morning the men of the Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment reflected on the events of their first week at Camp Gilmore. The camp expected a raid by the Confederates and every man was detailed to slash trees and to dig entrenchments and rifle pits. Two men died from diphtheria and the severest cases were sent to Balfour Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.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), 199-200.

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