Thursday, August 28, 2014

Return to Camp

Sunday, August 28, 1864

The Thirteenth New Hampshire remained in the front rifle trenches which had dried up during the week as the rain ended and fairer weather returned. The Thirteenth was constantly exposed to front, rear, and enfilade fire during their time in the trenches. On Friday evening the Thirteenth was finally relieved by the Tenth Corps and began a night march to their old camp near Bermuda Hundred, arriving thoroughly exhausted at 4:00 A.M. on Saturday morning. Today the Thirteenth removed to a location near their camp position in May, between Batteries Three and Four. 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), 444-448.

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