Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sheridan's Victories in the Shenandoah Valley

Sunday, September 25, 1864

The Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment spent a cool, rainy, and uneventful week in camp at Petersburg. On Saturday the news of Union Cavalry Major General Philip Sheridan's victories against Confederate General Jubal Early at Third Winchester and Fisher Hill in the Shenandoah Valley reached camp, followed by celebration, cheering, and cannon salutes. Today the Thirteenth once again engaged in the regular Sunday practice of inspection, dress parade, and religious services. 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), 453-456.

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