Thursday, June 19, 2014

Return to Camp at Bermuda Hundred

Sunday, June 19, 1864

On Friday evening the Thirteenth New Hampshire began a march to their camp at Bermuda Hundred, arriving Saturday morning to begin a well-needed rest. The Thirteenth spent a quiet and restful day in camp, reflecting on their capture of Battery Five and of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's movement of forty-thousand men to retake the strategic position.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), 407-408.

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