Thursday, October 2, 2014

Capture of Fort Harrison

Sunday, October 2, 1864

On Wednesday the Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment was ordered to march with two days cooked rations to New Market Heights. On Thursday the Thirteenth New Hampshire was engaged in the attack and capture of Fort Harrison. Today the Thirteenth New Hampshire was deployed as part of the fort's garrison, exhausted from the three-day siege. 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), 456-490.

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