Friday, August 16, 2013

Packages from Home

Sunday, August 16, 1863

The men of the Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment endured another hot week at Camp Bowers. Two additional cases of smallpox were reported in camp. Today the men of the Thirteenth were engaged in the usual inspection and picket duty, and were delighted to receive packages from family members.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), 192-94.

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