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Brief History

The 5th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry was organized at Concord and mustered in on October 22, 1861. The length of service was for 3 years and 9 months. They were discharged the 8th of July, 1865 and mustered out on the 28th. [1] For more information about the 5th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry and its history, see:

  • William Child, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers In the American Civil War 1861-1865, Bristol, New Hampshire, R.W. Musgrove, 1893. Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). A database for this book can be found at ancestry.com$, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M2ch, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6110553, or FHL US/CAN Fiche 6083285.
  • Mike Pride and Mark Travis, My brave boys : to war with Colonel Cross and the Fighting Fifth. (Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, c2001), Available online at Google Books, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.2 M2pm.
  • 5th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Includes service, casualties, commanders, etc.

Company Rosters

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3993 men on its roster for this unit. [1].

Company A - many men from Merrimack County, Grafton County, and Strafford County  - AGR roster, page 354.

Company B - many men from Coos County - AGR roster, page 358.

Company C - many men from Grafton County and unknown counties - AGR roster, page 361.

Company D - many men from Strafford County and Rockingham County - AGR roster, page 365.

Company E - many men from Sullivan County, Belknap County, Grafton County and Merrimack County - AGR roster, page 368.

Company F - many men from Cheshire County and Merrimack County - AGR roster, page 371.

Company G - many men from Sullivan County - AGR roster, page 375.

Company H - many men from Carroll County - AGR roster, page 379.

Company I - many men from Grafton County, Hillsborough County, and Merrimack County - AGR roster, page 382.

Company K - many men from Rockingham County and Hillsborough County - AGR roster, page 386.

Unassigned Recruits - AGR roster, page 389.

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.
  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 1 Apr 2011), can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment. This site uses Joseph H. Crute's book, Units of the Confederate States Army, as their main source for the regiment history. Family History Library book 973 M2crua, FHL Collection, WorldCat, (accessed 1 Apr 2011).
  • 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, 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.
  • Child, William. A history of the Fifth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, in the American Civil War, 1861-1865. (Bristol, New Hampshire : R.W. Musgrove, 1893)FHL Book 974.2 M2ch and Fiche 6110553 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991)FHL Fiche 6083285
  • 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), See page 252.  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.

References

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

 

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