Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Celebration at Camp Gilmore

Sunday, December 27, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent a cold and sometimes snowy week at Camp Gilmore, highlighted by an observance of Christmas on Friday. The Thirteenth enjoyed a holiday feast and celebrated with games and other festivities accompanied by music from the Brigade Band.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), 222-26.

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