Friday, December 6, 2013

A Regimen of Drill and Target Practice

Sunday, December 6, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire passed a cold and icy week at Camp Gilmore in regimental and battalion drills. On Saturday the Thirteenth engaged in target practice, with each man firing twenty rounds per gun. Today the Thirteenth spent their day in the usual fashion at drill, inspection, and religious services. 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), 219-21.

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