Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dress Parade and Drill at Bolivar Heights

Tuesday, September 23, 1862

Settled into their new camp at Bolivar Heights the Twentieth Massachusetts entered into a regimen of dress parade and battalion and company drills. The regimen would provide training and preparation for the new recruits as well as maintaining discipline among the more seasoned troops.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 176-77.

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