Elbridge Hazen Dearborn

Pvt. Elbridge Hazen Dearborn, 16th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Co. G.

Elbridge H. Dearborn, Co. G; born at Weare, N. H. He was 26 years old, a resident of Weare and credited to the same. He enlisted Sept. 20, 1862 and was mustered in Oct. 22, 1862, as a Private. He died of disease (fever – malarial or swamp) Aug. 15, 1863, in Concord, N. H., where the regiment had returned at the term of their service.

Samuel Sargent Hardy

Samuel Sargent Hardy – 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery


Hardy, Samuel S. 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery, Co. L; born in Dublin, N.H.; age 42; credited to Peterborough, N.H.; enlisted September 26, 1864, for 1 year; mustered in Sept. 26, 1864, as a Private; mustered out June 15, 1865 at Washington, D.C.

George Russell Jefts

George Russell Jefts – 18th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

Jefts, George R. Co. A; born in Stoddard, N.H.; age 22; credited to Stoddard; enlisted September 1, 1864, for 1 year; mustered in Sept. 13, 1864, as a Private, mustered out June 10, 1865. P. O. address, Stoddard, N. H.

Clark Stevens

Clark Stevens

Pvt. Clark Stevens, 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Co. F; b. Maidstone, Vt.; age 23; res. Columbia; enl. May 3, ’61, for 3 mos.; not must. in; re-enl. May 27, ’61, for 3 yrs.; must. in June 4, ’61, as Priv.; wd. and mis. July 21, ’61, Bull Run, Va.; gd. from mis.; wd. Aug. 29, ’62, Bull Run (2d), Va.; July 3, ’63, Gettysburg, Pa.; must, out June 21, ’64. P.O. add., Stratford, N.H.

Lieut. Clark Stevens, 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery, Co. I; b. Maidstone, Vt.; age 25; cred. Columbia; enl. Sept. 2, ’64, for 1 yr.; must. in Sept. 7, ’64, as Priv.; app. 2 Lt . Sept. 7, ’64; must. out June 15, ’65. P.O. ad., Stratford, N.H.

Capt. Noah Hardy

Capt. Noah Hardy

Born 16 Sept. 1789, Nelson, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Died 28 Nov. 1862 (aged 73) Nelson, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Burial at the Munsonville Cemetery, Munsonville, Cheshire County, New Hampshire


John C. Kelly

Pvt. John C. Kelly (1841-1907)—1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery

Carte de visite backmark: C. C. Rowell, Photographer, Newport, N.H.

Kelly, John C. 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery; Co. H; born in Newport; age 22; credited to Newport; enlisted Sept. 8, 1864, for 1 year; mustered in Sept. 7, 1864 as a Private; mustered out June 16, 1865. P. O. address, Newport, N.H.

John Chandler Putnam

Capt. John Chandler Putnam – 20th Massachusetts Infantry & 1st Veteran Reserve Corps.

Putnam enlisted on July 10, 1861 at Boston, Massachusetts as a Captain. On August 2, 1861 he was commissioned into Co. H of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry. He was listed as wounded October 21, 1861 at Ball’s Bluff, Virginia. A severe wound in the right arm which was amputated. He was discharged due to wounds on September 8, 1863. On October 29, 1863 he was commissioned as a Captain into Co. A of the 1st Veteran Reserve Corps. He resigned on January 15, 1865.

Family in Wolfboro, New Hampshire

An American carte-de-visite of a family in Wolfboro, New Hampshire

A handsome man smoking a long pipe standing with a woman in a hoop skirt next to a tree. In front are two young women seated on the grass, one reading a book and the other with an oblong carte-de-visite album lying on her dress. In the distant background is Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in the State of New Hampshire.

Carte de visite backmark: Photographed by J. C. Bennett, Wolfboro’, New Hampshire.

Henry H. Ayer

Capt. Henry H. Ayer

Ayer, Henry H., 3rd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Co. H; born Ballston, N. Y.; age 42; resident of Concord (Fisherville, now Penacook); enlisted Aug. 15, ’61, as Priv.; appointed 1st Lt. Aug. 22, ’61; mustered in Aug. 22, ’61, as 1st Lt.; appointed Capt. Co. H, Aug. 1, ’62; wounded July 18, ’63, Ft. Wagner; wounded severely. Aug. 26, ’63, Morris Island; killed May 16, ’64, Drewry’s Bluff, Va.

Vermont Infantry—unidentified

Vermont Infantry – unidentified

Unidentified Vermont soldier. Possibly 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Soldier is wearing a 6th Corp badge. The listed Regiments were all in the 6th Army Corps. and members of the Vermont Brigade. Research continues.

Carte de visite backmark: none. 2 Cent U.S. Internal Revenue Playing Card tax stamp affixed.

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