Friday, September 20, 2013

Heavy Rain and Wind at Camp Gilmore

Sunday, September 20, 1863

After a day of intense rain followed by high winds tents collapsed throughout Camp Gilmore. The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent a fairly quiet week in camp with the exception of the capture of spies lurking in the woods near camp. On Saturday six men of the Thirteenth New Hampshire marched eight miles to and from Portsmouth in a heavy rain to witness a court martial.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), 204-207.

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