Friday, May 30, 2014

Arrival at White House Landing

Monday, May 30, 1864

The steamer "Starlight" departed from Fortress Monroe at daylight to continue progress along the James River, arriving at West Point by noon to the sounds of cannonfire in the distance. The steamer advanced up the Pamunkey River to White House Landing, where the Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment debarked and made evening camp by 9:00 P.M..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), 336-37.

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