Friday, February 21, 2014

Presentation of Commissions

Sunday, February 21, 1864

The Thirteenth New Hampshire passed another cold and sometimes snowy week at Camp Gilmore. A few more cases of smallpox broke out in camp. Many of the Thirteenth have volunteered for picket duty as an antidote to tedious camp duties. Five additional commissions in colored regiments were presented to men in the Thirteenth New Hampshire. Today the Thirteenth New Hampshire passed their time in the usual Sunday activities of inspection, dress parade, 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), 235.

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