Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Orders to March on Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26, 1863

On Monday evening the Twentieth Massachusetts received orders to march the following morning at dawn. Tuesday morning, at the appointed time, heavy rain descended on the camp and subsequently delayed the march for two days. At 6:00 A.M. this morning, Thanksgiving Day, the Twentieth Massachusetts began a march toward the Rapidan River.1

1Richard F. Miller, Harvard's Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005), 306.

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