3rd Infantry Regiment New Hampshire

Date of Organization:  22 Aug 1861;     MUSTER OUT Date:  20 Jul 1865;

3rd Infantry -total men 1,754

Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded:  12     Officers Died of Disease or Accident:   2

Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 186    Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident:  152

 19 Regimental Newmarket Soldiers

CLAY, Alonzo, enlisted  8 Aug 1861 enlisted as a private at age 21 in Company B,3rd Infantry. Mustered in 22 Aug 1861, re-enlisted and mustered in 26 Feb 1864 from Dover.  Deserted from Company B  while on furlough 15 Apr 1864.  He was born in Madbury, and resided in Newmarket.

CLAY, George —enlisted 27 Aug 1861 as a private at age 19 in Company D,3rd Infantry. Mustered in 27 Aug 1861. Received a Disability Discharge on 9 May 1863 at Hilton Head, SC.  He was born in Barrington and resided in Newmarket.

DOW     LONG, Perry. Co. D, 3rd Infantry. b. Ireland; age 18; res. Durham; enl. Aug. 10, 61; must. in Aug. 23, ‘61, as Priv.; app. Corp. Apr. 1, ‘63; wd. July 12, ‘63, Morris Isl., S.C.; resigned warrant Oct. 1, ‘63; re-enl. and must. in Jan. 1, ‘64, from Newmarket; app. Corp. June 7, ‘64; wd. sev. June 16, ‘64, Ware Bottom Church, Va. Died, wds. Aug. 3, ‘64, Philadelphia, Pa.Discharge on 9 May 1863 at Hilton Head, SC.

DUMONT, Julius – Substitute - Co. F, 3rd Infantry.b. France; age 34; cred. Newmarket; enl. Dec. 14, ‘64; must. in Dec. 14, ‘64, as Priv.; must. out July 20, ‘65.

EDGERLY, Joseph – enlisted 16 Aug 1861 at age 26 as a Private in Company D, 3rd Infantry.  He was born in Durham; and resided in and credited to Newmarket.  He received a Disability Discharge 10 Oct 1862 at  Hilton Head, S.C. P.O. ad., Newmarket.   He re-enlisted and mustered in on 7 Aug 1863  at age 28 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Mass Cavalry for 3 yrs. He mustered out 20 July 185, with P.O. address of  Newmarket

FOSTER, Robert enlisted 16 Aug 1861 at age 23 as a private in Company D, mustered in 23 Aug 1861. Received a Disability Dischard on 29 Sep 1862 at Hilton Head, SC.  Re-inlisted in Company D, 24thRegiment of US Veteran Reserve Corps on 2 Aug 1864. Discharged 2 Dec 1865 at Washington, D.C.  His last  P.O. ad., Soldiers’ Home, Tilton.

JACKSON, Andrew J. –enlisted 24 Feb 1864 as a Sergeant in Company B., 3rd Infantry. Discharged 20 Jul 1865 serving 1 yr 3 months and 26 days. Employed as a cashier at New Market Savings Bank.

LITTLEFIELD, James H. enlisted 18 May 1861 at age 19 as a private in Company D, 3rd Infantry. Mustered in 23 Aug 1861 with Newmarket as home of record. Received a Disability Discharge on 4 Dec 1862 at Hilton Head, SC. Seperated with a Boston, MA PO Address – also had State Reserve Service.

LITTLEFIELD, William W. enlisted 15 Aug 1861 at age 33 as a private in Company d, mustered in 23 Aug 1861.  Promoted to full Corporal 5 Nov 1862, KIA 16 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA. (See Profile).

LONG, Perry.  DoW.  Company D, 3rd Infantry. b. Ireland; age 18; res. Durham; enl. Aug. 10, 61; must. in Aug. 23, ‘61, as Priv.; app. Corp. Apr. 1, ‘63; wd. July 12, ‘63, Morris Isl., S.C.; resigned warrant Oct. 1, ‘63; re-enl. and must. in Jan. 1, ‘64, from Newmarket; app. Corp. June 7, ‘64; wd. sev. June 16, ‘64, Ware Bottom Church, Va. Died, wds. Aug. 3, ‘64, Philadelphia, Pa.

LORD, George enlisted 5 Aug 1861 at age 19 as a private in Company B, mustered in 22 Aug 1861. Promoted to Full Sergreant Major (resigned warrant 03/10/64) on 25 Feb 1864.  Mustered out 26 Sep 1864 at Concord.

McKenley, William. – Substitute  enlisted and mustered in 8 Dec 1864  at age 20 as a Private in Co. F, 3rd Infantry.  Born in . Ireland; he was cred. Newmarket; Died, disease 6 Jun 1865 in Wilmington, N.C.

MENDUM, John  Substitute —enlisted 1 Aug 1861 at age 34 in Company D,  3rd Infantry. Mustered in 23 Aug 1861. Received a Disability Discharge on 24 Sep 1862 at Hilton Head.  He was born in Lee, resided in and credited to Newmarket; with a Durham PO address.  He re-enlisted and mustered in 11 Aug 1863 as a Private in Company I, 10th Infantry; Tr to Company D, 2nd Infantry 21 Jun 1865.  Mustered out 19 Dec 1865. Also served with State Service  .  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a laborer living on Creigton Street.

NOYES, William  - enlisted and mustered in 25 Nov 1863 ast age 36 As a Private in Co. H, 3rd Infantry.  He was born in Addison Corners, Canada, cred. Newmarket ; app. Corp. 5 Apr 1864; wd. 16 May 1864, Drewry’s Bluff, VA and again on 16 Aug. 1864 at Deep Bottom, VA.

PEASE, Charles H. enlisted 8 Aug 1861 at age 18 as a private in Company B mustered in 22 Aug 1861. Received a Disability Discharge 17 Oct 1861 at Fort Hamilton, NY Harbor.  He also enlisted in State Reserve Service. was born in South Newmarket, but resided in Newmarket.

SLATTERY, Martin enlisted 20 Jul 1861 at age 36 in Company C, mustered in 23 Aug 1861. Mustered out 23 Aug 1864. .  Born in Ireland, and resided in Newmarket.  Wounded 16 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom, VA.

TUTTLE, James M –KIA (AKA TUTTLE, James H.)  enlisted 30 Jul 1861 at age 22 as a Private in Company B, 3rd Infantry. Mustered in 22 Aug 1861.  Promoted to Full Corporal 29 Jun 1864.  Killed 16 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.  Resided in Durham, listed in the 1860 census as a Laborer.

WATSON, James enlisted 5 Aug 1861 at age 25 as a private in Company D, mustered in 23 Aug 1861. Received a Disability Discharge 28 Jul 1862 at Hilton Head, SC.

WHELEN, James O.  enlisted 10 Aug 1861 at age 24 as a private in Company C , mustered in 23 Aug 1861. Received Insanity Discharge 20 Jun 1863 at  Washington, D.C..  He was born in Ireland about 1837, and resided in Newmarket.

 

Regimental History  THIRD  NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLUNTEER INFANTRY. (THREE YEARS.)

By DANIEL ELDREDCE, late First Lieutenant Third Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry and Historian of Regiment.

THIS regiment was the second to be raised in the State for a three years’ term. It was brought together and wholly organized and mustered in during August, 1861, at Concord.  Those men whose dates of enlistment were earlier than the large majority were from Hampton and its vicinity, and were in temporary service at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, and known  as “Winnacunnet Guards.” These were later the majority of Company D.  Companies A, C, and H were almost wholly from Manchester; Company K was largely from Dover; Company F nearly all from Nashua and its vicinity; Company G largely from Ossipee and neighboring towns; Company E from Milford and vicinity; Company B from Exeter and its immediate neighborhood; Company I from Rochester and adjacent towns. One company (C) was almost wholly of Irish birth or parentage.

Enoch Q Fellows, of Centre Sandwich was the person selected to be its Colonel. He was a West Pointer, and had been with the First New Hampshire (three months’ men), and was possessed of military skill and a military presence.  John H. Jackson, of Portsmouth, was made Lieutenant-Colonel.; he had been an officer in the Mexican war, and had been brevetted there for gallantry.  John Bedel, of Bath, another Mexican soldier was given the position of Major. The Adjutancy was bestowed upon another Mexican soldier, Alfred J. Hill, of Portsmouth.         (photo USS Atlantic)

Uss AtlanticSeptember 14, 1861, the regiment was ordered post-haste to Washington, and arrived there the 16th, going into camp east of the Capitol near the almshouse and jail. There the regiment stayed and drilled till early in October, when it was ordered to Annapolis, Md., where it and other regiments were to embark on their perilous errand.  About the middle of October the embarkation took place, and the fleet concentrated at Fortress Monroe, from which place the final start was made the 29th of October.  Gen. Thomas W. Sherman, commanding the expedition, was quartered upon the steamer “Atlantic” with the Third New Hampshire.  In sailing, the “Atlantic” was given the post of honor, following the stately “Wabash.” After the taking of Port Royal, S. C. (November 7), the regiment landed and remained on the island of Hilton Head till April, 1862.

Early in April, 1862, the regiment was ordered to Edisto Island. The headquarters were established in the west central part of the island at Dr.Mitchell’s plantation. Some of the companies were detached for plantations nearby. During April, 1862, several reconnaissances were made to Jehossee Island. Early in June the regiment was ordered to James Island. It reached there only to find that the place was very near Charleston and was well guarded. Here the regiment had its first baptism in blood, 16th of June, 1862, Secessionville. Loss 105, killed, wounded, and missing. James Island was evacuated about the 1st of July, 1862, the regiment returning to Hilton Head, encamping in rear of the General Hospital. But a few days elapsed were the regiment was almost wholly ordered to various outposts, and continued in that duty till the capture of Company H, August 21, 1862, when the companies were all ordered to reunite at Hilton Head.

 (photo: Plantation home used as hospital at Battle of Sessionville)

The next move of importance was the attempt to burn a bridge at Pocotaligo (C.& S. R.R., October 22, 1862. The regiment participated—wounded 3. Early in January, 1863, a large detachment was sent to Florida to assist in capturing a large lot of lumber; expedition failed; wounded, 3. During February, 1863, the regiment again divided, six companies going to Pinckney Island; two remained in camp; one on provost guard; and the other on Hilton Head, but near the six companies.  Early in April, 1863, started again for Charleston, but only to lie at anchor in Stono Inlet, while the naval engagement of April 7, 1863, was enacted. Shortly after, returned to Hilton Head again, but not to stay. Embarked again in April, 1863, and finally landed (eight companies) at Botany Bay Island, S.C. Companies E and I were landed at Bay
Point, where they remained till early in June, when all concentrated at St.Helena Island. There the troops were organized and drilled for another onward movement. The lower end of Morris Island was taken early July 10, I863, the Third New Hampshire participating. The regiment also was support next morning for an unsuccessful charge on Wagner. The duties on Morris Island were very heavy, and from the day of landing there until the 28th of February, 1864, when the regiment left, there was an almost unceasing demand for the various kinds of duty.          (Illustration of Pocotaligo RR Bridge)

 In the charge on Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863, the regiment lost heavily. Its duties during the siege of Wagner—ending September 7, 1863— were extremely severe, but somewhat lighter after that date. Shortly after the evacuation of Wagner, the regiment was ordered upon provost duty, as a respite from excessive duty in the trenches. Several of the regiment were recipients of the Gillmore medals, bestowed by General Gillmore for good conduct during the siege. These medals were of bronze and bore upon one side a representation of Sumter in ruins, while the other bore a facsimile of the General’s official signature. The medal proper was attached to a bar, upon the face of which was engraver the name, rank, company, and regiment of the recipient.

(Photo taken of Fort Wagner)

 February 29, 1864, the regiment was ordered to Hilton Head to be mounted, and received its horses within a few days thereafter. Meantime large numbers of the men had re-enlisted, and those went on their furloughs in a body, early in March, 1864  accompanied by eight officers.  The regiment was then mounted, and was designated “Third New Hampshire Mounted Infantry.” They were ordered to Florida early in April’ 1864.  Encamped near Jacksonville. Soon after, four companies were sent up to Palatka, and returned therefrom in about a week. In the latter part of April 1864, orders were received to dismount the regiment and prepare to go to Virginia.

 The regiment reached Virginia prior to the first of May, 1864, then began the Virginia campaign, and the regiment had its full share in nearly every engagement of that period.  At Drewry’s Bluff; May 13, 14,15, and 16,1864, the regiment suffered heavy losses in both officers and men.  May 18 and June 2 and 16 were all memorable days, and resulted in a further decimation of the regiment.  The 16th of August, 1864, seemed the culmination, for on that day the regiment was well-nigh annihilated. Soon after (the 23d), the original men who had not re-enlisted, were mustered out.  These away, and the regiment was small indeed—but a mere handful.

(Illustration of the Battle at Drewrey’s Bluff)

In the latter part of August, 1864, the regiment was ordered to the line in front of Petersburg, and did duty there until the latter part of September, 1864, when it was ordered to the other side of the James river.  There it was engaged September 29, and October 1, 7, 13, 27.  In November, 1864, the regiment was sent to New York city, to defend the ballot box against a “possible enemy”, returning to its camp at Laurel Hill, Va..  There the regiment was apparently laid by for the winter; but in January, 1865, following the failure of the first expedition to Fort Fisher, the regiment was called upon to form part of the infantry force for a second attempt to capture that stronghold.

The regiment went, and it is history that it was a part of the brigade finally called on to put an end to the struggle that had been waging for hours. It next distinguished itself at Sugar Loaf Battery, February 11, 1865, and next at Wilmington, February 22, 1865, entering that city with the other troops, having fought their way to it, only to find it abandoned at the last Wilminton NC, Customs Housemoment. The regiment did all sorts of duty at Wilmington, and at Goldsboro, N. C., to which latter place they went early in June, 1865, and there were finally mustered out July 20, 1865. At the two latter places the officers and men were placed on duty in many places of great honor, trust and responsibility.    

(photo, Wilington, NC Customs House, abandoned upon the 3rd Infantry’s entry into the City)

The regiment returned to Concord the latter part of July, 1865, were temporarily furloughed, and were finally paid August 2, 1865.

Originally, 1,035, officers and men.  Additions brought total to 1,769.

The Third New Hampshire Volunteers was attached to First Brigade, Sherman’s Division, Expeditionary Corps, September I8, 1861; Headquarters Brigade, First Division, May 23, 1862; Second Brigade, Second Division, June 21, 1862; First Brigade, July 26, 1863; detached from First Brigade to perform provost duty, October 19, 1863; First Brigade, November 23, 1863;  Second Brigade, First Division, Tenth Army Corps, May, 1864;Second Brigade, First Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, December 3, 1864; Tenth Army Corps, March 27, 1865.

E N G A G E M E N T S.

Port Royal, S. C   -  Nov. 7, 1861

James Island’ S. C. -   June 8-15, 1862

Secessionville’ S. C.  -  June 16, 1862

Pinckney Island, S.C. -  Aug. 21, 1862

Pocotaligo, S. C.       -      Oct. 22, 1682

Morris Island, S. C.    -    July 10, 1863

Ft. Wagner, S. C.  -   July 11 to Sep 6, 1863

Siege of Ft. Sumter, S. C. -  Sept. 7, 1863, to Feb. 29, 1864

Chester Station, Port Walthall Jct, Va. -  May 9, 1864

Drewry’s Bluff, Va     -   May 13-16, 1864

Bermuda Hundred, Va  - May 18, June 2, 1864

Near Petersburg, Va.    -  June 9, 1864

Ware Bottom Church, Va -   June 16, 1864

Deep Bottom, Va  -   Aug. 16, 1864

Siege of Petersburg, Va   -  Aug. 24 to Sept. 28, 1864

New Market Heights, Va   -  Sept. 29, 1864

Near Richmond, Va   -    Oct. 1, 1864

New Market (or near Laurel Hill), Va  -Oct. 7, 1864

Darbytown Road, Va   -   Oct, 13, 27, 1864

Ft. Fisher, N. C.   -    Jan 15, 1865

Sugar Loaf Battery, N. C..    -  Feb. 11, 1865

Wilmington, N. C.                    -  Feb 22, 1865

 (Source: New Hampshire Soldiers & Sailors War of the Rebellion, Ayling)

 Battles Fought:

Fought on 23 Apr 1862 at Edisto Island, SC.

Fought on 11 Jun 1862 at James Island, SC.

Fought on 15 Jun 1862 at James Island, SC.

Fought on 16 Jun 1862 at Secessionville, SC.

Fought on 21 Aug 1862 at Pinckney Island, SC.

Fought on 22 Oct 1862 at Pocotaligo, SC.

Fought on 7 Jan 1863 at May River, FL.

Fought on 4 Mar 1863 at Pinckney Island, SC.

Fought on 10 Jul 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 10 Jul 1863 at Fort Wagner, SC.

Fought on 12 Jul 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 13 Jul 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 18 Jul 1863 at Fort Wagner, SC.

Fought on 26 Jul 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 30 Jul 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 11 Aug 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 12 Aug 1863.

Fought on 15 Aug 1863.

Fought on 20 Aug 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 23 Aug 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 25 Aug 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 25 Aug 1863.

Fought on 26 Aug 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 26 Aug 1863 at Fort Wagner, SC.

Fought on 26 Aug 1863.

Fought on 28 Aug 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 28 Aug 1863 at Fort Wagner, SC.

Fought on 28 Aug 1863.

Fought on 29 Aug 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 29 Aug 1863 at Fort Wagner, SC.

Fought on 31 Aug 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 1 Sep 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 8 Sep 1863 at Morris Island, SC.

Fought on 15 Sep 1863.

Fought on 28 Oct 1863.

Fought on 20 Feb 1864 at Olustee, FL.

Fought on 7 May 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.

Fought on 10 May 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.

Fought on 10 May 1864.

Fought on 13 May 1864 at Drewry’s Bluff, VA.

Fought on 14 May 1864 at Drewry’s Bluff, VA.

Fought on 15 May 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

Fought on 15 May 1864 at Drewry’s Bluff, VA.

Fought on 15 May 1864.

Fought on 16 May 1864 at Drewry’s Bluff, VA.

Fought on 17 May 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.

Fought on 18 May 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.

Fought on 2 Jun 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.

Fought on 5 Jun 1864.

Fought on 9 Jun 1864 at Near Petersburg, VA.

Fought on 16 Jun 1864 at Ware Bottom Church, VA.

Fought on 19 Jun 1864.

Fought on 30 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

Fought on 30 Jun 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.

Fought on 1 Jul 1864.

Fought on 30 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

Fought on 16 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.

Fought on 17 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom, VA.

Fought on 25 Aug 1864.

Fought on 27 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

Fought on 31 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

Fought on 3 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

Fought on 21 Sep 1864.

Fought on 22 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

Fought on 29 Sep 1864 at Fort Harrison, VA.

Fought on 1 Oct 1864 at Richmond, VA.

Fought on 1 Oct 1864 at Near Richmond, VA.

Fought on 1 Oct 1864 at Darbytown Road, VA.

Fought on 2 Oct 1864 at Laurel Hill, VA.

Fought on 7 Oct 1864 at Laurel Hill, VA.

Fought on 13 Oct 1864 at Darbytown Road, VA.

Fought on 15 Oct 1864 at Near Richmond, VA.

Fought on 27 Oct 1864 at Richmond, VA.

Fought on 27 Oct 1864 at Near Richmond, VA.

Fought on 28 Oct 1864 at Near Richmond, VA.

Fought on 29 Oct 1864.

Fought on 15 Jan 1865 at Fort Fisher, NC.

Fought on 16 Jan 1865 at Fort Fisher, NC.

Fought on 19 Jan 1865.

Fought on 11 Feb 1865 at Sugar Loaf Battery, NC.

Fought on 19 Feb 1865.

Fought on 22 Feb 1865 at Wilmington, NC.c

 

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