Tuesday, May 31, 1864
The Thirteenth New Hampshire arose at 4:00 A.M. and began to work on a bridge crossing the Pamunkey River until mid-afternoon. Three-days rations were ordered and cooked and the Thirteenth began a march to New Castle Ferry, where a detail from the Thirteenth was positioned for picket duty at 11:00 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), 337-38.