Friday, August 23, 2013

Camp Gilmore

Sunday, August 23, 1863

On Thursday the Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment moved to a new location, Camp Gilmore, nearly a half-mile away from Camp Bowers. Today the 13th spent their Sunday in the usual inspection and dress parade and in felling trees around the camp. The diphtheria outbreak has been increasing. This afternoon the Thirteenth received news that the Confederates were in the vicinity. A large envoy of Union cavalry answering the threat moved past Camp Gilmore.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), 194-99.

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