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New Hampshire and the Civil War

New Hampshire Civil War Calendars and Databases
N.H. Division of Historcal Resources' focus on New Hampshire and the Civil War
Press Releases

As part of the observation of the sesquicentennial (150 year) observation of the Civil War, the N.H. Department of Cultural Resources has developed several calendars and databases of information that track our state's involvement in the conflict that helped define our nation.

New Hampshire sent eighteen infantry regiments, one light battery regiment, one heavy artillery regiment and one cavalry regiment off to fight for the Union. In addition, two N.H. companies served with U.S. Sharpshooter regiments. Most saw action in the east, but some traveled as far as Mississippi and Louisiana.

Below you'll find information about New Hampshire and the Civil War sorted in several ways: chronologically, by calendar day, by regiment and affiliation, and by activity location.

Information for these calendars and databases comes from the Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861 - 1866, by Augustus D. Aylings, Adjutant General. Public printer: Ira C. Evans, 1895; Concord, NH.

Jim Blake, member of the 5th N.H. Volunteer Infantry, input the information into a centralized database.

New Hampshire Civil War Calendars and Databases

Chronological calendar: May 1, 1861 - December 19, 1865 Acrobat Symbol icon
Follow New Hampshire's involvement from when the first soldiers mustered in until the final ones mustered out.

Calendar by Month and Day: January 1 - December 31 (independent of year) Acrobat Symbol icon
Learn about New Hampshire's involvement on any particular calendar day. Great for "This Week in Civil War History" listings.

Database sorted by regiment and affiliation Acrobat Symbol icon
Discover the activities of individual New Hampshire regiments, including the three U.S. sharpshooter companies.

Database sorted by activity location Acrobat Symbol icon
Locate exactly where New Hampshire's soldiers engaged in battle - as well as where they began and ended their Civil War service.

N.H. Division of Historcal Resources' focus on New Hampshire and the Civil War

Images and information about New Hampshire’s involvement in the Civil War are highlighted on the Division of Historical Resources' blog, which was developed in conjunction with "May is National Preservation Month 2012." Themes include New Hampshire’s mills before, during and after the War; Civil War-related monuments and highway markers; Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) buildings and the N.H. Veterans Association Cottages at the Weirs; Decoration Day and mourning; and Old Home Days.

Press Releases

Explore N.H. and the Civil War during Preservation Month
N.H. and the Civil War: increased mill production, social reform songs
N.H.'s Civil War history told in monuments, historical highway markers
N.H.'s Civil War buildings: Care and comfort for Veterans, orphans
N.H. and the Civil War: How Memorial Day came to be
N.H. and the Civil War: When Johnny came marching home

Chickahominy Reiver, VA grapevine bridge built May 27-28, 1862 by the 5th NH Infantry

Title: “Chickahominy River, Va. Grapevine bridge built May 27-28,1862, by the 5th New Hampshire Infantry under Col. Edward E. Cross”
Summary: Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August, 1892
Photographer: David B. Woodbury
Medium:  Glass negative
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (

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