Sunday, January 17, 1864
The Thirteenth New Hampshire welcomed a week of milder weather. The officers enjoyed visits from family members and organized riding parties to show their families around camp. Today the Thirteenth New Hampshire engaged in the usual regimen of inspection, dress parade, and religious services. An outbreak of smallpox was reported in the contraband camp.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), 228-29.