Friday, December 13, 2013

Severe Thunderstorm Wreaks Damage at Camp Gilmore

Sunday, December 13, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent most of their week in drills, which now consumed at least five hours of every day. Today Colonel Aaron Stevens departed from Camp Gilmore, traveling to Concord, New Hampshire to procure new recruits. This evening a violent thunderstorm, producing high winds, rain, hail, and lightning, exacted heavy damage on buildings and earthworks at Camp Gilmore.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), 221-22.

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