Friday, November 1, 2013

Six Hours of Daily Drill

Sunday, November 1, 1863

Seasonal change manifested in the weather at Camp Gilmore, which alternated from very cool one day to very warm the next. Today the Thirteenth New Hampshire engaged in the normal Sunday regimen of inspection, dress parade, and religious services. Many enlisted men of the Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment attended independent religious meetings as they were not accustomed to the Episcopal services held at camp. During the week the Thirteenth received orders to drill six hours every day in addition to their other daily duties.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), 213-14.

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