The Journey: On to Winchester

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.”

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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