Version 17.3.2017

 

New Hampshire:

 

a. allgemeines:

 

Literatur:

- Ayling, Augustus D.: Adjutant General Revised Register of Soldiers and Saylors of New Hampshire in the Wat of the Rebellion, 1861-1866 (Evans, Concord 1895); Revised Edition, 1347 pages

- Waite, Otis F.R. (Major): New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion Containing Histories of the Several New Hampshire Regiments and Biographical Notices of Many of the Prominent Actors in the Civil War of 1861-65 (Claremont 1870)

 

 

 

 

b. Infantry:

 

1st Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord and mustered in for three months' service May 1, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 25-28. Camp at Kal­orama Heights till June 10. Assigned to Stone's Brigade, Patterson's Army of the Shenandoah. Rockville Expedition June 10-July 7. Action at Conrad's Ferry June 17. At Poolesville till July 3. Moved to Williamsport, Md., July 3-7; thence to Martinsburg, Va., July 8. Advance toward Winchester July 15-17. Moved to Charlestown July 18; to Harper's Ferry July 21, and to Sandy Hook July 28. Or­dered to New Hampshire August 2, and mustered out August 9, 1861, expiration of term.

 

 

2nd Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Col *Marsden; Col Edward L. *Bailey (Captain Co. I); LtCol Francis Skinner *Fiske; Pvt. Alpha E. *Ames (Co. G); Pvt Martin A. *Haynes (Co. I); Pvt Wyman W. *Holden

 

Overview:

Organized at Portsmouth May 31 to June 8, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., June 20-23, and duty there till July 16. Attached to Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Hooker's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. New Hampshire, Dept. of the East, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. Marston's Command, Point Lookout, Md., District of Saint Marys, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. Provost Guard, 18th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., at Bla­densburg and Budd's Ferry, Md., till April, 1861. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., April 4-8. Siege of Yorktown April 10-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Occupation of Williamsburg till May 24. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Picket affair June 23-24. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp, Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Malvern Hill August 5. Movement to Centreville August 16-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Bristoe Station or Kettle Run August 27. Battle of Groveton August 29. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defences of Washington till No­vember. Operations on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad October 10-12. Movement to Falmouth, Va., November 18-28. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church Fe­bruary 5-7. Ordered to Concord, N. H., February 26. Duty there and at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, till May 25. Moved to Wa­shington, D. C., May 25-28, and duty there till June 11. Moved to Hartwood Church, Va., June 11, and rejoin Army of the Potomac. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Williamsport July 11-12. Manassas Gap , Va., July 22-23. Ordered to Point Lookout, Md., July 25, and duty there guarding prisoners till April, 1864. Ordered to Yorktown, Va., April 7; thence to Williamsport April 22. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Capture of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Chester Station May 6-7. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Port Walthal May 26. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-June 1. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Non-Veterans left front June 8, and mustered out June 21, 1864. Regiment de­tached from Brigade June 9, and assigned to duty at Corps Headquarters till August 13. Assaults on Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Duty in trenches before Petersburg August 18 to September 1. Ordered to Wilson's Lan­ding September 1 and duty there till October 1. Expedition to Barnett's Ferry September 27-28. Moved to Aikens Landing October 1. Duty in trenches before Richmond till March 3, 1865. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28, 1864. Moved to Fort Monroe, Va., March 4-5; thence to White House Landing March 18 to establish a depot for General Sheridan's Cavalry, and duty there till March 24. March to lines north of the James March 24-28. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty there and at Manchester till July. Provost duty in District of Northern Neck, Dept. of Virginia, till December. Mustered out December 19, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 163 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 166 Enlisted men by disease. Total 350.

 

Organized at Portsmouth in April 1861, the 2nd NH fought at Bull Run, Williamsburg, Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor and other major battles in the East

 

Die 2nd New Hampshire Infantry gehörte im Sommer 1863 zur 3rd Brigade Col George C. Burling 2nd Division BrigGen Andrew A. Humphreys III Army Corps David E. Birney; Teilnahme am Battle von Gettysburg; die Regimenter von Burling's Brigade wurden an verschiedenen Stellen der Front, außerhalb des Brigadeverbandes als Verstärkung eingesetzt (vgl. Pfanz: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 242).

 

Literatur:

- **Haynes, Martin A.: A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion (Lakeport, N. H., 1896); Reprint Old Books Publishing; 479 pp, Tables, Biographical Sketches, Photos

- **Haynes, Martin A.: History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers: Its Camps and Marches (Manchester, N. H.: Charles F. Livingston Printer, 1865)

- Holden, Wyman W.: "Gettysburg: An Infantryman Confirms Captain Hart's Story." National Tribune, 26 March 1891

 

 

3rd Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. 2nd Corporal Lewis A. *Ladd (Co. K); Pvt Albert F. *Batchelder (Co. B); Elbridge J. *Cobb;

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord and mustered in August 23, 1861. Moved to Camp Scott, Long Island, N. Y., September 3, thence to Washing­ton, D. C., September 18, and to Annapolis, Md., October 4. Attached to Viele's Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S. C.; 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. Guss' Brigade, Seabrook Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to June, 1863. St. Helena Island, S. C., June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to January, 1864. Light Brigade, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Divisi­on, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1865. Abbott's Detached Brigade, 10th Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., October 31-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, S. C., November 7. Duty at Hilton Head, S. C., till April, 1862. Affair Hunting Island, March, 1862. Reconnoissance up Savannah River to Elba Island March 7-11. Expedition to Bluffton March 20-24. Occupation of Edisto Island April 5. Affair at Watts' Court April 10. Reconnoissance of Seabrook Island April 14. Advance on Jehossie Island April 17. Skirmish Edisto Island April 18. Duty at Edisto Island till June 1. Operations on James Island June 1-28. Picket Affair June 8. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head June 28-July 7. Duty at Hilton Head till April, 1863. Affair at Pinckney Island August 21, 1862. Expedition up Broad River to Pocotaligo October 21-23. Action at Caston's and Frampton's Plantations, Pocotaligo, October 22. Mo­vements against Charleston February 16-April 9, 1868. Moved to Seabrook Island April 23, thence to Folly Island, S. C., July 3. Assault on and capture of water batteries on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 11 and 18. Siege operations on Morris Island against Forts Wagner and Gregg and against Fort Sumpter and Charleston till April 1, 1864. Occupation of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7, 1863. Ordered to Florida April 1, 1864, and Regiment mounted. Palatka April 3. Moved to Gloucester Point, Va., April 25-29. (Veterans absent on furlough March and April, rejoining at Gloucester Point, Va.) Butler's operati­ons on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Capture of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Chester Station May 6-7. Swift Creek May 9-10. Chester Station May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-31. Action at Bermuda Hundred June 2 and 14. Petersburg June 9. Port Walthal June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to January 7, 1865. Deep Bottom July 21, 1864. Demonst­ration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Duty in trenches before Petersburg August 24-September 27. Chaffin's Farm September 28-30. Charles City Cross Roads October 1. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Darbytown Road October 13. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Front of Richmond October 31-November 2. Detached for duty at New York during Pre­sidential Election November 2-17. Duty in front of Richmond November 17 to January 3, 1865. 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Half Moon Battery January 19. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Smith's Creek and North East Ferry February 22. Duty at Wilmington till June 3, and at Goldsboro till July. (Non-Veterans mustered out August 23, 1864.) Mustered out July 25, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 186 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 152 Enlisted men by disease. Total 352.

 

Literatur:

- Copp, Elbridge J.: Reminiscences of the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865 (Telegraph Publishing, Nashua 1911). Copp claimed to be the youngest commissioned officer in the Union army during the war. This Scarce reminiscence of the 3rd NH volunteers is nicely done with numerous maps, illustrations and photos of members of the Regiment

- Eldredge, D. (Captain 3rd NH): The Third New Hampshire And All About It (Boston 1893); Bibliothek Ref download 3rd New Hampshire Infantry

 

 

4th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Manchester and mustered in September 18, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., September 27-30; thence to Annapolis, Md., October 9. Attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, Army of the Potomac, October, 1861. Wright's 3rd Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps to March, 1862. District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. Brannan's Brigade, District of Beaufort, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. United States Forces, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Corps to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, United States Forces, Folly Island, S. C., to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., to January, 1864. District of Beaufort, S. C., to February, 1864. Foster's Brigade, Dodge's Division, District of Florida, February, 1864. District of Beaufort, S. C., to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Corps, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, Novem­ber 7. Duty at Hilton Head, S. C., till January 21, 1862. Expedition to Florida January 21-March 2. Occupation of Fernandina, Fla., March 5. Occupation of Jacksonville, Fla., March 12 to April 8 (Cos. "E" and "F," Provost duty at Fernandina till April.) Re­giment moved from Jacksonville to St. Augustine, Fia., April 9, and garrison duty there till September 6. (Cos. "B," "H" and "K" mo­ved to James Island, S. C., June 8. Action on James Island June 10. Moved to Beaufort, S. C., June 12, and duty there till April, 1863.) Regiment moved from St. Augustine, Fla., to Beaufort, S. C., September 6, 1862, and duty there till April, 1863. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S. C., October 21-23, 1862. Action at Caston and Frampton's Plantations, Pocotaligo, October 22. Expedition against Charleston April 4-11, 1863. Expedition to North Edisto River April 17-28. Moved to Folly Island, S. C., April 29, and siege operati­ons against Morris Island till July. Expedition to James Island July 9-16. Secessionville July 16. Siege operations against Forts Wag­ner and Gregg, Morris Island, S. C., and against Fort Sumpter and Charleston till January, 1864. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7, 1863. Moved to Beaufort, S. C., January 17. Expedition to Whitmarsh Island February 20-22, 1864. Moved to Jackson­ville, Fla., February 23, and return to Beaufort, S. C., February 26. Veterans on furlough March-April. Non-Veterans at Beaufort till April 12, then ordered to Gloucester Point, Va. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-27. Capture of Bermuda Hundred and City Point May 5. Chester Station May 6-7. Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church) May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House Landing, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-June 1. Battles of Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to December 7. Duty in trenches before Petersburg June 23 to July 30. Mine Explosion July 30. Demonstration north of Ja­mes River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Bermuda Hundred August 24-25. Duty in trenches before Petersburg till September 25. (Non-Veterans mustered out September 18, 1864.) New Market Heights, Chaffin's Farm, September 28-30. Duty on north side of the James, operating against Richmond, till December 7. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., De­cember 7-27. 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher January 7-15, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 6-21. Guard Railroad from Little Washington to Goldsboro till August. Mustered out August 23, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 82 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 234.

 

 

5th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Col Richard E. Cross; LtCol Charles E. Hapgood; First Sergeant Wyman *White (Co. ?; später First Sergeant 2nd Regiment US Sharpshooters); Sergeant George W. *Downing (Co. D); William *Child; Pvt Charles Ames (Co ?)

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord and mustered in September 2, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., September 11-14, 1862. Attached to Brigg's Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District of Washington, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Pleasant Valley, Md., October 4, and duty there till October 27, 1862. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg , Va., December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign ("Mud March") January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News February 11, thence to Covington, Ky., March 26-April 1. Duty at various points in Kentucky till June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 4-14. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17. Destruction of Railroad at Madison Station July 18-22. At Milldale, Miss., till August 6. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, August 6-14. At Covington, Ky. till August 26, and at Nicholasville, Camp Parke, Crab Orchard and Loudon till October. March to Knoxville, Tenn., October 12-29. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Campbell Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Duty in East Tennessee till March, 1864. Moved to Annapolis, Md., March 18-April 7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsyl­vania C. H., May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Har­bor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-27, and duty at Alexandria till June. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 4, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 140 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 151 Enlisted men by disease. Total 297 (s. aber andere Angaben bei Fox: Regimental Losses, a.a.O., S. 2).

 

Organized at Concord in September 1861, the 5th NH fought at Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville, South Mountain and other major battles in the East.

 

Während der Gettysburg Campaign 1863 gehörte das Regiment zur II. Army Corps MajGen Winfield S. Hancock, 1st Division Brig­Gen John C. Caldwell, 1st Brigade Col Edward C. Cross.

 

The one regiment, in. all the Union Armies, which sustained the greatest loss in battle, during the American Civil War, was the Fifth New Hampshire Infantry.* It lost 295 men, killed or mortally wounded in action, during its four years of service, from 1861 to 1865 (vgl. Fox: Regimental Losses, a.a.O., S. 2).

 

Literatur:

- Child, William: History of the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers (Bristol 1893, First Edition; Reprint Old Books Publishing); 568pp; Rosters; Biographical Sketches. Nevins says "One of the better regimental histories; composed for the most part of letters and diary excerpts by several members of the unit; covers fully the Eastern Campaigns beginning with McClellan's advance up to the Peninsu­la"

 

 

6th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Corporal Albert A. Bachelder (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Keene and mustered in November 27, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., December 25, 1861. Attached to Wil­liams' 4th Brigade, North Carolina Expedition, to April, 1862. Hawkins Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863. Bixby's Brigade, District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition to Hatteras Inlet, N. C., January 6-13, 1862, and duty there till March 2. Moved to Roanoke Island March 2 and duty there till June 18. Expedition to Elizabeth City April 7-8. Battle of Camden, South Mills, April 19. Expedition to New Berne June 18-July 2. Moved to Newport News, Va., July 2-10, and duty there till August 2. Moved to Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg, Va., August 2-7. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Second Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September-October. Battle of South Mountain, Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Cor­bin's Cross Roads, near Amissville, November 10. Sulphur Springs November 14. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 11; thence to Lexington, Ky., March 26-April 1. To Winchester, thence to Richmond, Ky., April 18. To Paint Lick Creek May 3, and to Lancaster May 10. Mo­vement to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Milldale till August 5. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, August 5-20; thence to Nicholasville, Ky. Provost duty at Nicholas­ville, Frankfort and Russellville till October 25. Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., and Provost duty there till January 16, 1864. Regiment veteranize January, 1864, and on furlough January 16 to March 10, when ordered to Annapolis, Md. Non-Veterans at Camp Nelson, Ky., till March. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness, Va., May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient at Spottsylvania Court House May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Garrison of Fort Alexander Hays till April, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assaults on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee to Burkesville April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-27. Duty at Alexandria till July. Grand Re­view May 23. Mustered out July 17, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 228 Enlisted men by disease. Total 418.

 

Literatur:

- Lyman Jackman: History of the Sixth New Hampshire Regiment in the War for the Union (Old Books Publishing, Reprint of 1891 Original). 678pp. Organized at Keene in November 1861, the 6th NH fought at Fredericksburg, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Antietam, South Mountain, Vicksburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Bull Run and other major battles; Biographical Sketches

 

 

7th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Col Joseph Carter *Abbott

 

Overview:

Organized at Manchester and mustered in December 13, 1861. Left State for New York January 14, 1862 At White Street Barracks till February 13. Ordered to Dry Tortugas, Fla., February 12. Attached to Brannan's Command, District of Florida, to June, 1862. Dis­trict of Beaufort, S. C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. St. Augustine, Fla., Dept. of the South, to May, 1863. Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept of the South, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept of the South, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to December, 1863. St. Helena Is­land, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to February, 1864. Hawley's Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, Dept of the South, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the Ja­mes, to January, 1865. Abbott's Brigade, Terry's Provisional Corps, North Carolina, to March, 1865. Abbott's Detached Brigade, 10th Army Corps, North Carolina, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Dry Tortugas, Fla., till June 16, 1862. Moved to Beaufort, S. C., June 16, and duty there till September 15. Moved to St. Au­gustine, Fla., September 15, and duty there till May 10, 1563. Skirmish near St. Augustine March 9 (Detachment). At Fernandina, Fla., till June 15. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C.; thence to Folly Island, S. C., June 15-19. Siege operations against Morris Island till July 10. Assault on Water Batteries on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S. C., July 11 and 15. Siege of Fort Wagner July 15-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Siege operations against Fort Sumpter and Charleston, S. C., till December 20. Moved to St. Helena Island, S. C., December 20, and duty there till February, 1864. Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-6, and from Jacksonville to Lake City, Fla., February 7-22. Battle of Olustee, Fla., February 20. Duty at Jacksonville till April. Ordered to Gloucester Point, Va., April 4. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-25. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Chester Station May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-August 13. Action at Petersburg June 9. Port Walthal June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Rich­mond June 16, 1864, to January 3, 1865. Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Battle of Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-15. In trenches before Petersburg till September 25. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 25-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Darbytown and Charles City Cross Roads October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks Oc­tober 27-28. Front of Richmond October 31-November 2. Detachment for duty at New York City and Staten Island, New York Har­bor, during Presidential election November 2-17. Duty in front of Richmond north of the James River November 17, 1864, to January 3, 1865. Second Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Half Moon Bat­tery January 19. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 15. Capture of Wilmington February 22. North East Perry February 22. Duty at Wilmington till June, and at Goldsborough, N. C., till July. Mustered out July 17, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 169 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 241 Enlisted men by disease. Total 426.

 

 

8th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Sergeant Henry C. *Ash (Co. H); Sergeant John J. *Nolan

 

Overview:

Organized at Manchester and mustered in December 23, 1861. Left State for Boston, Mass., January 24, 1862; thence sailed for Ship Island, Miss., February 15, arriving there March 15. Attached to Butler's New Orleans Expedition to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1862. Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1863.

 

Service:

Duty at Ship Island till April, 1862. Occupation of Ports Wood and Pike, Lake Pontchartrain, May 5. Moved to New Orleans and duty at Camp Parapet till October. Expedition to Lake Pontchartrain July 23-August 2. Operations in District of LaFourche October 24-November 6. Occupation of Donaldsonville October 25. Action at Georgia Landing , near Labadieville, October 27, and at Thibo­deauxville October 27. Duty in the District of LaFourche till March, 1863. Expedition to Bayou Teche January 12-14, 1863. Steamer "Cotton" January 14. Operations on Bayou Plaquemine and the Black and Atchafalaya Rivers February 12-23. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Fort Bisland, near Centreville, April 12-13. Irish Bend April 14. Expedition from Opelousas to Chicotsville and Bayou Boeuff May 1. Expedition to Alexandria on Red River May 5-17. Movement from Alex­andria to Port Hudson May 17-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 5. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Expedition to Nibletts Bluff May 26-29. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., August 22. Sabine Pass Expedition September 4-11. Moved to Camp Bisland September 15 and duty there till October. Moved to Opelousas, thence to Franklin December -. Designation of Regiment changed to 2nd New Hampshire Cavalry December, 1563. (See 2nd New Hampshire Cavalry.)


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 94 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 256 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 360.


Related unit:

NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLUNTEERS 2nd REGIMENT CAVALRY:

Organized as 8th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry December 23, 1861. (For history to December, 1863, see 8th New Hampshire Infantry.) Designation changed to 2nd Cavalry December, 1863. Attached to 4th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1864. District of Natchez, Dept. of Mississippi, to January, 1865. District of Vidalia, Dept. of Mississippi, to March, 1865. Post of Natchez, Dept. of Mississippi, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Franklin, La., till January, 1864. Re-enlisted January 4, 1864. Ordered to New Orleans, La., and duty there till March. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Action at Natchitoches March 31. Crump's Hill April 2. Wilson's Farm April 7. Bayou de Paul Carroll's Mill April 8. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Natchitoches April 19 and 22. Monett's Bluff and Cane River Crossing April 23. Retreat to Alexandria April 24-30. Alexandria May 1-8. Retreat to Morganza May 10-20. Mansura May 16. Near Moreauville May 17. Yellow Bayou May 18. Expedition from Morganza to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. Ordered to New Orleans, La., July 11. Veterans absent on furlough July 11 to August 31. Non-Veterans on duty at Camp Parapet. Regiment ordered to Natchez, Miss., September, and duty there till January 9, 1865. Operating against guerrillas, picket and garrison duty. Non-Veterans ordered home December 23, 1864, and mustered out January 18, 1865. Veterans consolidated to a Batta­lion of 3 Companies and ordered to Vidalia. Garrison, guard and patrol duty there till March 6, 1865. Provost duty at Natchez till Oc­tober. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., and there mustered out October 29, 1865. Moved to Concord, N. H., October 29-November 6, and discharged November 9, 1865.


For losses see 8th New Hampshire Infantry.

 

Medal of Honor: Sgt John J. Nolan

 

Battle of Georgia Landing bei Labadieville / Louisiana am 27.10.1862 (vgl. Nosworthy: Bloody Crucible, a.a.O., S. 11).

 

 

9th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Col H. B. *Titus; Col Enoch Q. *Fellows

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord and mustered in August 15, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 25, 1862. At Arlington Heights, Va., till September 6. March to Monocacy River to join army September 6-13. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Bri­gade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps. Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863. District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept of the Ohio, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Battle of South Mountain, Md., September 14, 1862. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 27, 1862. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Waterloo Bridge November 9-10. Battle of Fredericks­burg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., Fe­bruary 11; thence to Lexington, Ky., March 25-31. Duty in the Blue Grass Region of Kentucky till June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-14. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17. At Milldale, Miss., till August 10. Moved to Covington, Ky., August 10-21; thence to Camp Nelson, Ky., August 25. Duty guar­ding rail­road between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Camp Nelson, Ky., till January, 1864. Moved to Camp Burnside January 15. March to Knoxville, Tenn., February 19-March 17. March across Cumberland Mountains to Camp Burnside and Nicholasville, Ky., March 21-31. Moved to Annapolis, Md.. April 2-5. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 5-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient at Spottsylvania Court House May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-25. Totopotomoy May 25-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 15-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Garrison, Fort Alexander Hays, till April, 1565. Appomattox Campaign March 25-April 9. Assault on and fall of Pe­tersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-6. Detached to guard Ewell's Army April 6. Moved to Alex­andria April 20-27 and duty there till June. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 10, 1865. Recruits transferred to 6th New Hampshire Infantry.


Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 145 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 251 Enlisted men by disease. Total 409.

 

The 9th NH fought at Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Antietam, South Mountain, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Antietam and other major

battles - Noted for storming the Stone Bridge at Antietam and the heights at Fredericksburg, it was one of the first to enter the Crater at Petersburg

 

Literatur:

- Lord, Edward: History of the Ninth New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion (Old Books Publishing, Reprint of 1895 Original), 935 pp. Organized at Concord in August 1862, the 9th NH fought at Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Antietam, South Moun­tain, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Antietam and other major battles. Noted for storming the Stone Bridge at Antietam and the heights at Fredericksburg, it was one of the first to enter the Crater at Petersburg. POW experiences, Biographical Sketches

- Marvel, William Marvel: Race of the Soil: The Ninth New Hampshire Regiment in the Civil War (Broadfoot 1988)

 

 

10th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry:

 

Overview:

Regiment organized at Manchester and mustered in September 4, 1862. Left State and moved to Washington, D. C., September 22-25; thence to Frederick, Md., September 30; to Sandy Hook, Md., October 4, and to Pleasant Valley October 6. Attached to 1st Briga­de, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virgi­nia, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Getty's Divisi­on, United States Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Dept. of Virginia and North Caroli­na, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 2nd Briga­de, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 27, 1862. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign ("Mud March") January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 9, thence to Norfolk and Suffolk March 14. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Battery Huger, Hill's Point, April 19. Reconnoissance across Nansemond River May 4. Moved to Ports­mouth May 13, thence to Yorktown, Va. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Mo­ved to Portsmouth July 8-14, and to Julien Creek July 30. Duty there till March 19, 1864. Ballahock, on Bear Quarter Road, and Deep Creek, Februa­ry 29-March 1, 1864. Moved to Great Bridge March 19, thence to Yorktown April 19. Butler's operations on south side of the James River against Pe­tersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Port Walthall Junction May 7. Chester Station May 7. Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church) May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred June 17-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 15, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30, 1864. Fort Harrison September 28-29. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in lines north of James River before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Provost duty at Manchester till June 21. Mustered out June 21, 1865. Veter­ans and Recruits transferred to 2nd New Hampshire Infantry.


Losses, 7 Officers and 54 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 133 Enlisted men died of disease. Total 195.

 

 

11th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

Colonel Walter Harriman; Pvt Elias *French (Co. H); Henry *French

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord and mustered in September 2, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., September 11-14, 1862. Attached to Brigg's Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District of Washington, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Pleasant Valley, Md., October 4, and duty there till October 27, 1862. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg , Va., December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign ("Mud March") January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News February 11, thence to Covington, Ky., March 26-April 1. Duty at various points in Kentucky till June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 4-14. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17. Destruction of Railroad at Madison Station July 18-22. At Milldale, Miss., till August 6. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, August 6-14. At Covington, Ky. till August 26, and at Nicholasville, Camp Parke, Crab Orchard and Loudon till October. March to Knoxville, Tenn., October 12-29. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Campbell Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Duty in East Tennessee till March, 1864. Moved to Annapolis, Md., March 18-April 7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsyl­vania C. H., May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Ex­plosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-27, and duty at Alexandria till June. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 4, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 140 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 151 Enlisted men by disease. Total 297.

 

Literatur:

- Cogswell, Leander (Capt, Co "D"): A History of the 11th New Hampshire Regiment Volunteer Infantry in the Rebellion War 1861-1865 ( Concord 1891)

- Paige, Charles C. (11th New Hampshire Infantry): The Experiences of Lieut. Charles C. Paige in the Civil War of 1861. As Told by Himself (Franklin, NH 1911)

 

 

12th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Captain Asa W. *Bartlett (Co. F&G); 1stLt Albert W. *Batchelder (Co. E&A); Cpl. Samuel W. *George, Asa W. *Bartlett, Pvt Ge­orge W. Watson (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord and mustered in September 10, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 27, 1862. Attached to Ca­sey's Division, Military District of Washington, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Poto­mac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. Marston's Command, Point Lookout, Md., District of St. Mary's to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2d Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Caroli­na, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington till October, 1862. Moved to Point of Rocks, Md., October 18; thence to Pleasant Valley October 19. Movement to Warrenton, Va., October 24-November 16, and to Falmouth November 18-24. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign ("Mud March") January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth till April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Ordered to Point Lookout, Md., July 26, and duty there guarding prisoners till April 7, 1864. Moved to Yorktown April 7, thence to Williams­burg. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Swift Creek (or Arrow­field Church) May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor, May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Duty on the Bermuda Front August 26 to December, and in trenches before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Guard and Provost duty at Manchester till June. Mustered out June 21, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 170 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 138 Enlisted men by disease. Total 320.

 

Literatur:

- Bartlett, Asa W.: History of the Twelfth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion (Concord, N.H.: Ira C. Evans, 1897)

- Watson, George: Correspondence, 1862-65. Union soldier in the 12th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment. Correspondence to his family from various camps in Virginia, and from Point Lookout, where he was stationed. (Virginia Tech, Univ. Libraries, Special Col­lections: Civil War guide. Manuscript Sources for Civil War Research in the Special Collections Department of the Virginia Tech Li­braries Ms 89-024).

 

 

13th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Lt S. Millet *Thompson

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord and mustered in September 20, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C, October 5. Attached to Casey's Divisi­on, Military District of Washington, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to Janua­ry, 1868. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Getty's Division, United States forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty near Fort Albany, Defences of Washington, till December 4, 1862. March to Falmouth, Va., December 5-9. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 9, thence to Suffolk March 13. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Providence Church Road, Nansemond River, May 3. Re­connoissance across the Nansemond May 4. Moved to Portsmouth May 13, thence to Yorktown. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Moved to Portsmouth July 8-14; thence to Julian Creek July 30, and duty there till March 19, 1864. Moved to Yorktown March 19. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Pe­tersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station, May 6-7. Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church) May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 17-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor, May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. In trenches before Petersburg till August 27, 1864. Mine Explosion Petersburg July 30 (Reserve). Duty on the Bermuda Front till September 26. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Fort Har­rison September 29. Assigned to duty as garrison at Fort Harrison. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in works before Rich­mond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. (First Regiment whose Colors were brought into the city.) Provost duty at Manchester till June. Mustered out June 22, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 2nd New Hampshire.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 84 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 92 Enlisted men by disease. Total 181.

 

Literatur:

- Thompson, S. Millett Thompson (Lt, 13th NH Vols): Thirteenth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865: A Diary Covering Three Years and a Day (Boston 1888, 1st Edition); 717 pp

 

 

14th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Major Peter *Vredenburgh, Benjamin Franklin *Pierce, Pvt. Samuel *Partridge

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord and mustered in September 24, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D. C. Attached to Grover's Brigade, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Jewett's Brigade, 22nd Corps, Defences of Washington, to June, 1863. Garrison of Wa­shington, D. C., 22nd Corps, to March, 1864. Unattached, Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. 1st Briga­de, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to Janua­ry, 1865. 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Divisi­on, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1865. Dept. of the South to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Picket and patrol duty along Upper Potomac, Defences of Washington, November, 1862, to April, 1868. Provost duty at Washington, D. C., till February, 1864. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., February 3, thence moved to Cumberland, Md., and return to Washing­ton February 25. Ordered to New Orleans, La., and sailed from New York March 20. Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, Jefferson City and along Lake Pontchartrain till June. Ordered to Morganza, La., June 7. Movement to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Wa­shington, D. C., and to Berryville, Va., July 13-August 19. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and other points in the Shenandoah Valley till January, 1865. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Savannah, Ga., January 3-20, and Provost duty there till May 6. March to Augusta, Ga., May 6-14. Return to Savannah June and mustered out July 8, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 63 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 151 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 232.

 

Literatur:

- Buffum, Francis: A Memorial of the Great Rebellion: Beeing a History of the Fourteenth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers (Old Books Publishing, Reprint of 1882 Original); 443 pp

- Martin, David Martin (ed.): The Monocacy Regiment: A Commemorative History of the 14th New Jersey Infantry in the Civil War (Longstreet House, 1987); 352 pp; Maps, Photos, Indices; Contains an exact reprint of Terrill's „Campaign of the 14th New Jersey Volunteers“ originally printed in 1884; reset text of „Letters of Major Peter Vredenburgh of the Battles and Marches of the Fourteenth Regiment“ originally published in the 1870s; and new material by Joseph Bilby and David Martin

- Pierce, Benjamin Franklin (14th New Hampshire): An Enduring Love: The Civil War Diaries of Benjamin Franklin Pierce (14th New Hampshire Infantry) and his Wife Harriett Jane Goodwin Pierce (Thomas Publishing); 180 pp; edited by Sheila Cumberworth & Daniel Biles

 

 

15th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Pvt Barnet H. *Ames (Co A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord October 6-16, 1862, for nine months' service. Left State for New York November 13, 1862; thence sailed for New Orleans, La., December 19, arriving December 26. Attached to Sherman's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Bri­gade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade. 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, to August, 1863.

 

Service:

Moved from Carrollton to Camp Parapet, La., January 28, 1863, and duty there till May. Moved to Springfield Landing May 20-22. Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 27-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Concord, N. H., July 26-August 8, and mustered out August 13, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 27 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 134 Enlisted men by disease. Total 161.

 

 

16th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry:

s. Adjutant Luther *Townsend

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord and mustered in for nine months October 24, 1862. Moved to New York November and join Banks' Expeditio­nary Corps. Sailed for New Orleans, La., December 6, arriving December 20. Attached to Sherman's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps. to August, 1863.

 

Service:

Duty at Carrollton and in the Defences of New Orleans, La., till April, 1863. Operations on Bayou Plaquemine and the Black and At­chafalaya Rivers February 12-28. Operations against Port Hudson, La., March 7-27. Fort Burton, Butte a la Rose, April 19. At Fort Burton till May 30. Ordered to Port Hudson May 30, and assigned as guard at arsenal of Banks' Army at Springfield Landing June 3 to July 9. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Occupation of works till August 1. Moved to Concord, N. H., August 1-14. Mustered out August 20, 1863.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 216 Enlisted men by disease. Total 221.

 

Literatur:

- Townsend, Luther: History of the Sixteenth New Hampshire Volunteers (Washington, DC 1897); Nevins says "Written from the ad­jutant's viewpoint, this full history of a year's duty in Louisiana also contains twoscore sketches and drawings"

 

 

17th Regiment New Hampshire Infantry Regiment:

s. Lt Charles *Kent

 

Overview:
See 17th NH Infantry - 9 months and 2nd New Hampshire Infantry.

 

Literatur:

- Kent, Charles (Lieutenant 17th New Hampshire): History oh the 17th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry 1862-1863 (Rumford Press, Concord / NH 1898); Rosters, Appendix, Illustrated; Bibliothek Ref PDF-Dabei ameridownload New Hampshire 17th Infantry

 

 

18th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Concord September 13, 1864. First six Companies recruited under call of July 19, 1864. Four Companies under call of December 21, 1864. Companies "G," "H" and "I" join Regiment in February, March and April, 1865. Company "K" was on duty at Galloupe's Island, Boston Harbor, entire term, and mustered out May 6, 1865. Six Companies ordered to City Point, Va., September, 1864. Attached to Benham's Engineer Brigade to December, 1864. Clough's Provisional Brigade, Ferrero's Division, Defences of Be­rmuda Hundred, Va., to March 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1865. Garrison at Washington, D. C., till July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in Fortifications at City Point, Va., till December 10, 1864. At front near Petersburg December 10-13. Reported to Gen. Ferrero, and duty in the Defences of Bermuda Hundred December 18-30. Duty at City Point till March 19, 1865. Reported to Gen. Parke, Commanding 9th Army Corps, before Petersburg, March 19. Repulse of attack on Fort Stedman March 25. Duty at Fort Stedman till April 2. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Mo­ved to South Side Railroad and duty at Ford's Station till April 20. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-26. Camp at Alexandria and Provost duty at Georgetown till July. Guard duty in Washington during trial of President Lincoln's assassins. Six original companies muster out June 10, 1865. Balance of Regiment muster out July 29, 1865.


Regiment lost 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 36 Enlisted men by disease. Total 41

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Cavalry:

 

 

 

 

d. Artillery:

 

1st New Hampshire Artillery:

s. Gerrish's New Hampshire Battery

 

 

1st Regiment, New Hampshire Heavy Artillery:

s. Pvt Albert L. *Batchelder (Co. E)

 

Overview:

Company "A" organized as 1st Company New Hampshire Heavy Artillery and mustered in July 22, 1863. Stationed at Fort Constitu­tion till May 6, 1864. Company "B" organized as 2nd Company New Hampshire Heavy Artillery and mustered in September 17, 1863. Stationed at Fort McClary, Kittery Point, till May 6, 1864. These 2 Companies ordered to Washington, D. C., May 6, 1864. At­tached to Augur's Command, Defences of Washington, 22nd Corps, and assigned to duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C. Com­pany "A" at Forts Slocum, Stevens, Totten, Sumner and Batteries Cameron, Parrott, Kendall and Vermont till November, 1864. Orde­red to Portsmouth Harbor November 25, 1864. Company "B" at Forts Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Lincoln, Bayard, Gaines and Foote till February, 1865, when ordered to Portsmouth Harbor, N. H. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12, 1864 (Cos. "A" and "B"). Companies "C," "D," "E," "F," "G," "H," "I," "K" and "L" organized from September 2 to October 17, 1864. Company "M" for­med by assignment of 1st New Hampshire Battery, Volunteer Light Artillery, November 5, 1864, but remained detached as a Light Battery. Each Company ordered to Washington, D. C., as fast as organized, and duty in the Defences of that city till June, 1865. Re­giment mustered out June 15, 1865. Recruits consolidated to 2 Companies and mustered out September 11, 1865.

 

 

Gerrish's New Hampshire Battery:

1st New Hamphire Artillery; Batteriechef Captain George A. Gerrish (vgl. OR 12 [2] S. 623). Vom 5.-8.8.1862 führte die Division Rufus *King mehrere Expeditions von Fredericksburg aus nach Frederick's Hall Station, Va. und Spotsylvania Court House, Va, durch die Brigade Gibbon durch mit dem Ziel, die für den Süden lebenswichtige Central Virginia RR zu zerstören (vgl. King's Re­port, OR 12 [2] S. 121-22). Die Expedition nach *Frederick's Hall Station wurde von BrigGen Gibbon geführt (vgl. King's Report, OR 12 [2] S. 122; Gibbon's Report OR 12 [2] S. 122-23), diejenige nach *Spotsylvania Court House stand unter der Führung von Col Lysander Cutler; die Unterstützung erfolgte durch Truppen unter Gen. John P. *Hatch (vgl. King's Report, OR 12 [2] S. 122). Ziel von Gibbon's Expedition war die Zerstörung der Virginia Central RR. Bei diesem mit zwei Zangen durchgeführten Vorstoß eingesetzt wurden: an der Spotsylvania Court House Road: die 6th Wisconsin Infantry (Col. Lysander *Cutler), Harris Cavalry (2nd New York Cavalry), und eine Abteilung von Gerrish's New Hampshire Battery. Die Abteilung unter der persönlichen Führung Gibbon's, die auf der Telegraph Road vorstieß umfaßte 2nd Wisconsin,7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, 3rd Indiana Cavalry und Monroe's Rhode Island Battery (vgl. Gibbons's Report OR 12 [2] S. 122). Hierbei kam es zu wiederholten Feuergefechten bei Thornburg, Va. (sog. Affair of Thornburg 5.-6.8.1862), (vgl. Gibbon's Report, a.a.O.; Gibbons: Personal Recollections, a.a.O., S. 41; Gaff: On Many a Bloody Field, a.a.O., S. 146; Cutler's Report OR 12 [2] S. 123-24). Durch Soldaten der 19th Indiana wurde dabei das Gebäude der Thorn­burg's Mill ausgeraubt und zerstört (vgl. Gaff: On Many a Bloody Field, a.a.O., S. 146; Stevenson, David: Indianas Role of Honor, vol. 1 [Indianapolis: A. D. Streight, 1864], S. 352; Marsh, Henry C: Papers [Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis]; Nolan: Iron Brigade, a.a.O., S. 65-66).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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