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Brief History

The 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry was organized at Portsmouth and mustered in between May 31 to June 8,1861. The length of service was for 6 months.  They mustered out on the 19th of December 1861. [1]

For more information about the 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry and its history, see:

  • Martin A. Haynes, A history of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, by Martin A. Haynes, Lakeport, New Hampshire. Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). An alphabetical roster starts on page 345. A copy of this book can be found on microfiche at the Family History Library. FHL US/CAN 6118821. Includes roster in part two, pages 1-125.
  • Martin A. Haynes, History of the Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers : its camps, marches and battles, Manchester, New Hampshire, Charles F. Livingston, Printer, 1865. Available online at  Google Books, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). The appendix contains a roster of officers and enlisted men by company starting on page 179. This book is also available at the Family History Library FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M2h.
  • Martin A. Haynes, A minor war history, 1861-1864: compiled from a soldier boy's letter to "the girl I left behind me", 1861-1864. (Lakeport, New Hampshire, 1916), Online Book available at Internet Archives, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also found at the Family History Library,FHL US/CAN Fiche 6118822 - 3 fiche.
  • 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, (accessed 11 Mar 2011).

Company Rosters

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 4307 men on its roster for this unit. [1].

  • AGR Rosters from Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New Hampshire (1865). (Concord: George E. Jenks, State Printer, 1800). Includes residences and death information when applicable.
  • Final Rosters, (accessed 11 Mar 2011), come from the book, History of the Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers : its camps, marches and battles, by Martin A. Haynes.
Company A - many men from Cheshire County - AGR roster, page 64 - final roster starts on page 181.
Company B - many men from Merrimack County, Rockingham County or Grafton County - AGR roster, page 67 - final roster starts on page 184.
Company C - many men from Hillsborough County and Merrimack County - AGR roster, page 71 - final roster starts on page 186.
Company D - many men from - Strafford County - AGR roster, page 75 - final roster starts on page 189.
Company E - many men from - Rockingham County and Merrimack County - AGR roster, page 78 - final roster starts on page 191.
Company F - many men from Coos County and Carroll County - AGR roster, page 82 - final roster starts on page 194.
Company G - many men from - Hillsborough County and Grafton County - AGR roster, page 86 - final roster starts on page 196.
Company H - many men from Strafford County, Merrimack County, Sullivan County and Hillsborough County - AGR roster, page 89 - final roster starts on page 199.
Company I - many men from Hillsborough County, Sullivan County and Grafton County - AGR roster, page 93 - final roster starts on page 201.
Company K - many men from Rockingham County - AGR roster, page 97 - final roster starts on page 204.
Other Recruits - AGR roster, page 101 - final roster starts on page 207.

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,
  • Footnote.com, (accessed 1 Apr 2011). (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).
  • Augustus D. Ayling, Adjutant General, Revised register of the soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895. Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Book that contains a good summary of each New Hampshire regiment. Also contains alphabetical rosters that list the birth place, age or enlistment, place of residence at the time of enlistment. Also found at the Family History Library FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M23nh, or on microfilm FHL US/CAN 1697872 Item 1-2.
  • 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.
  • Martin A. Haynes, Muster out roll of the Second New Hampshire Regiment of the War of rebellion a partial record of members who have died since the printing of the regimental history and roster in 1896, with various contemporary obituary notices and biographical sketches )Lakeport, New Hampshire, 1917), Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also available on microfiche at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6118823.
  • 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. Second Infantry, starts on page 103.

References

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

 

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