Friday, October 4, 2013

New Recruits

Sunday, October 4, 1863

Early this morning the Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment detailed one hundred men to picket duty on Bowers Hill. The Thirteenth New Hampshire received one hundred eighty-one new recruits, primarily volunteers and only one who was drafted. One member of the Thirteenth observed that these recruits enlisted mainly for the money, and that "some of them, we trust, will get their money's worth."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), 207-209.

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