Sunday, October 23, 1864
During the week the Thirteenth New Hampshire were employed in bolstering the defenses of Fort Harrison. Many starving Confederate soldiers deserted and approached the camp for food. On Saturday General Ulysses S. Grant inspected the fort's defenses.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), 495-497.