Friday, November 29, 2013

Rainy Days at Camp Gilmore

Sunday, November 29, 1863

As the weather progressed towards winter the men at Camp Gilmore were ordered to drill in “all suitable weather.” On Wednesday the weather conditions were suitable for drill, and the men of the Thirteenth New Hampshire engaged in drill activities for the entire day. After the Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday weather conditions deteriorated, as heavy rain fell for several days. On Sunday the Thirteenth New Hampshire spent their day in inside quarters, as a severe rainstorm caused the cancellation of the usual Sunday religious services, dress parade and inspection.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), 218-19.

No comments:

Post a Comment