On Saturday, Sept. 27, 1862, the 13th marched 13 miles south along the Winchester Turnpike to within a mile of Bunker Hill where they camped.
The next day, they moved again, marching 10 miles to camp within 7 miles east of Winchester.
Recorded quartermaster clerk William H. Hill in his diary on Monday, the 29th: “We will remain here a few weeks to drill and [rest] the regiment.”
On Wednesday, they “moved our camp 1/2 mile distant to be near wood and water.”
So little was happening by Oct. 4, that Hill’s entry was terse: “Saturday. Clear and warm. Wash day. We drill.”