Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thirteenth Captures Confederate Battery Five at Petersburg

Wednesday, June 15, 1864

The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment arose early and began a march at 2:30 A.M. toward Petersburg. By the end of the day the Thirteenth New Hampshire charged and successfully took Confederate Battery Five at Petersburg, capturing 200 prisoners.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), 382-403.

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