Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rain and Shelling at Camp

Sunday, July 24, 1864

After heavy rain on Tuesday the Thirteenth New Hampshire returned to the front rifle pits on Wednesday to repair the damage created by the rainfall. Once again the Thirteenth was subjected to heavy artillery and picket fire and returned to camp in the rear lines on Saturday evening. In the earlier hours this morning the camp experienced some of the heaviest shelling received to date. During the day the Thirteenth experienced some relief from the heat with cooler temperatures and rain in the evening. 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), 427-429.

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