Thursday, July 10, 2014

Worn Down in the Trenches

Sunday, July 10, 1864

The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment endured another intensely hot and dangerous week mainly in the front rifle trenches along the Appomattox River. In the advanced position on the front the Thirteenth New Hampshire had been subjected to rifle, artillery, and mortar fire, requiring the utmost vigilance. At this time the Thirteenth New Hampshire was able to muster only one-hundred and fifty men that were fit for duty. 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), 423-425.

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