Friday, November 8, 2013

Provost Guard Duty at Portsmouth

Sunday, November 8, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent most of their week in drills, picket duty and rifle practice. Lieutenant Thompson of Company E selected men from each company for one week of provost guard duty near Portsmouth. Today the Thirteenth spent their day at morning religious services and afternoon dress parade, which was interrupted by a sudden snow squall. 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), 214-15.

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