Thursday, October 16, 1862
The Twentieth Massachusetts left Bolivar Heights at 6:30 this morning on a reconnaissance to Charlestown. As the advance unit the Twentieth led the reconnaissance and pushed a small unit of Confederates from Charleston in the driving rain. Remaining on picket duty for the day, the Twentieth braced for an attack but no additional fighting ensued.1
1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 178.