William Hayward & Georgianna (Durant) Hayward

New Hampshire Balladist William Hayward & Georgianna Durant Hayward (his wife)

Carte de visite frontmark: Farnham, Manchester, N.H.
Carte de visite backmark: Farnham’s, 864 Elm Street, Manchester.


Nathaniel Sanborn

Nathaniel Sanborn, the third child and son of Stephen and Esther (Thompson) Sanborn, was born in Meredith, New Hampshire, June 5, 1801, and was a farmer in that town and also in Laconia, where the later years of his life were spent and where he died August 4, 1873. On December 25, 1825, he married Sarah, daughter of Joseph Roberts, of Meredith. She was born December 8, 1707, and died November 25, 1889.

George Goodwin Harriman

Rev. George Goodwin Harriman (1842–1916)

Principal of the High School, Belfast, Me., 1863-4; and of the High School, Great Falls, N.H., 1864-6; Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Penacook, N.H. from September 2, 1868, to January 1, 1873; Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the New London Literary and Scientific Institution, 1870–73; Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Urbana, since 1873.

Mary Josephine (Parkhurst) Gilmore

Mary Josephine Parkhurst Gilmore was born on October 8, 1841. She had been taken in as a child by the Parkhurst’s, (Jabez W. Parkhurst and Mary Woodruff Parkhurst) who later adopted her when she was eighteen. She lived with her adoptive parents in Newton Centre, Massachusetts; her father was a minister, and she would marry Joseph Henry Gilmore (the writers great-great grandfather, pastor of the Baptist Church of Fisherville (now Penacook), New Hampshire. She became the first wife of Joseph Henry Gilmore.

Joseph Henry Gilmore

Joseph, son of New Hampshire Governor Joseph A. Gilmore, graduated with a degree in arts from Brown University, and in theology from Newton Theological Institution. From 1863-1864,he was his father’s assistant while he was governor; during that period, he also edited theConcord, New Hampshire, Daily Monitor.

In 1865, Gilmore became the pastor at the Second Baptist Church in Rochester, New York. He later pastored in Fisherville, New Hampshire. In addition, he directed the English Department at the University of Rochester, New York, from 1868 to 1908 and was the author of several books and hymns.

Joseph Flanders Fielden

Rev. Joseph Flanders Fielden – 60th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia

Mr. Fielden is a veteran of the War of the Rebellion, having served in the Sixtieth regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, during their term of service in 1864. Residence Great Falls, N.H.; a 20- year-old Student. Enlisted on July 19, 1864 as a Private. On July 23, 1864 he mustered into Co. I, 60th Massachusetts Infantry. He was mustered out on November 30, 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana.

John B. Bohanon

Bohanon, John. 16th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Co. C; born Jan. 23, 1844 in Brookline, N.H.; age 18; resident of Brookline, credited to Brookline; enlisted Sept. 4, ’62; mustered in Oct. 18, ’62, as Private; mustered out Aug. 20, ’63 at Concord, N.H. P. O. address, Nashua, N.H. See Miscellaneous Organizations.

Bohanon, John. 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, Co. B; born Jan. 23, 1844 in Brookline, N.H.; age 20; resident of Brookline; enlisted July 7, ’64, for 100 days; mustered in July 17, ’64, as Private; mustered out Oct. 27, ’64 at Readville, Ma; term expired. P. O. address, Nashua, N.H. See 16th N. H. V.

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Saving History One Letter at a Time

Recollections of Army Life

by Charles A. Frey

The Civil War Letters of William Kennedy

Co. B, 91st New York Infantry

The Glorious Dead

Letters from the 23rd Illinois Infantry, the 111th Pennsylvania Infantry, the 64th New York Infantry, and the 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Cornelius Van Houten

1st New Jersey Light Artillery

Letters of Charley Howe

36th Massachusetts Volunteers

Sgt. Major Fayette Lacey

Co. B, 37th Illinois Volunteers

"These few lines"

the pocket memorandum of Alexander C. Taggart

The Civil War Letters of Will Dunn

Co. F, 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers

Henry McGrath Cannon

Co. A, 124th New York Infantry & Co. B, 16th New York Cavalry

Civil War Letters of Frederick Warren Holmes

Co. H, 77th Illinois Volunteers

"Though distant lands between us be"

Civil War Letters of Monroe McCollister, Co. B, 6th OVC

"Tell her to keep good heart"

Civil War Letters of Nelson Statler, 211th PA

"May Heaven Protect You"

14th Connecticut drummer boy's war-time correspondence with his mother

Moreau Forrest

Lt. Commander in the US Navy during the Civil War

Diary of the 29th Massachusetts Infantry

Fighting with the Irish Brigade during the Peninsula Campaign

"Till this unholy rebellion is crushed"

Letters of Dory & Morty Longwood, 7th Indiana

"I Go With Good Courage"

The Civil War Letters of Henry Clay Long, 11th Maine Infantry

"This is a dreadful war"

The Civil War Letters of Jacob Bauer, 16th Connecticut, & his wife Emily

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Lloyd Willis Manning Letters

3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. I

The Yankee Volunteer

A Virtual Archive of Civil War Likenesses collected by Dave Morin

William Henry Jordan

Co. K, 7th Rhode Island Infantry

No Cause to Blush

The Bancroft Collection of Civil War Letters

William A. Bartlett Civil War Letters

Company D, 37th Massachusetts Infantry

The John Hughes Collection

A Virtual Archive of his Letters, 1858-1869

The Civil War Letters of Rufus P. Staniels

Co. H, 13th New Hampshire Volunteers

This is Indeed A Singular War

The Civil War Letters of Henry Scott Murray, 8th New York Light Artillery

The Letters of James A. Durrett

Co. E, 18th Alabama Infantry

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The Civil War Letters of George Messer

Company F, 107th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Jeff's Prayers are as Effective as Abe's

The Civil War Letters of George S. Youngs, 126th New York Vols

Soldiering is a Very Uncertain Game

The Civil War Letters of Lemuel Glidden, Co. K, 145th Indiana Infantry

Tough as a Pitch Pine Knot

Letters of John Whitcomb Piper, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery