Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flag of Truce

Sunday, July 31, 1864

The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent another hot day in the front rifle trenches approximately five-hundred feet from the crate of the mine explosion the day before. The Union raised a flag of truce to bury their dead but the Confederates were slow to respond. In the evening the Thirteenth is relieved by the Sixth New Hampshire and returns to the camp at the rear lines, with many of the dead and wounded still on the field of battle around the crater. 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), 434.

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