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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry was organized at Concord and mustered in on the 1st of May, 1861.  The length of service was for 3 months.  They were ordered home to New Hampshire August 2, 1861 and mustered out on the 9th. [1]

For more information about the 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry and its history, see:

  • Stephen G. Abbott, The First Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the Great Rebellion, Keene, New Hampshire : Sentinel Printing Company, 1890. Available online at  Google Books, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also available at the Family History Library FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M2ab or FHL US/CAN Fiche 6083276. Contains the story of campaign, an account of the "Great uprising of the people of the state," and other articles upon subjects associated with the early war period.
  • First Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry - A Sketch, (accessed 11 Mar 2011), by Stephen G. Abbot, Chaplain and Historian. Rays-Place.
  • 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, (accessed 11 Mar 2011).

Company Rosters

Counties of Companies

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 908 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The following rosters, (accessed 11 Mar 2011), come from the book The First Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the Great Rebellion, by Stephen G. Abbott.

Company A - many men from Strafford County - originial roster starts on page 376, final report on page 455.
Company B - many men from - Strafford County- original roster starts on page 380, final report starts on page 460.
Company C - many men from Strafford County and Rockingham County- original roster starts on page 384, final report starts on page 465.
Company D - many men from - Sullivan County and Merrimack County - original roster starts on page 389, final report starts on page 469.
Company E - many men from Hillsborough County - original roster starts on page 393, final report starts on page 475.
Company F - many men from Hillsborough County and Merrimack County - original roster starts on page 397, final report starts on page 481.
Company G - many men from Cheshire County - original roster starts on page 402, final report starts on page 488.
Company H - many men from Rockingham County, and the state of Massachusetts - original roster starts on page 406, final report starts on page 494.
Company I - many men from Grafton County - original roster starts on page 411, final report starts on page 500.
Company K - many men from Strafford County, Sullivan County and Rockingham County - original roster starts on page 415, final report starts on page 507.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Connecticut in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Connecticut in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Connecticut, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Footnote.com, (accessed 1 Apr2011). (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).
  • New Hampshire. Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Oaths, 1861-1865,Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975. Available on microfilm at the Family History Library FHL US/CAN Film 983230.
  • Otis F.R. Waite. New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion. (Claremont, New Hampshire: Tracy, Chase and Co., c1991), Available online with Google Books, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also found at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M2w. This book shows a list of the field, staff and company officers, and the official record of each. First Infantry, see page 57.
  • Augustus D. Ayling, Adjutant General. Revised register of the soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. (Concord, New Hampshire : Ira C. Evans, 1895), Available at Internet Archives, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also found at the Family History Library,FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M23nh, or FHL US/CAN Film 1697872, Item 1-2. Book that contains a good summary of each New Hampshire regiment. Also contains alphabetical that list the birth place, age or enlistment, place of residence at the time of enlistment.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010.

 

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