Sunday, August 7, 1864
The Thirteenth New Hampshire experienced another excruciating week of intensely hot and dry weather, beginning in the rear trenches near camp and ending in the front trenches. Sunstroke took its toll on the men on duty in the trenches. The Thirteenth heard rumors of Confederates digging mining underneath their position at the front, but few believed them. 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), 434-436.