Sunday, October 11, 1863
The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent their week building up rifle pits and defenses around camp. The weather had been very warm during the day and very cool at night, resulting in many cases of chills and fever.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), 209-10.