Thursday, July 17, 2014

Intensely Hot Weather at the Front

Sunday, July 17, 1864

The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment endured another grueling week of blistering temperatures in the front rifle trenches. This evening the Thirteenth received their relief by men of the Third Brigade and retired safely to camp in the rear lines 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), 425-427.

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