Newmarket Civil War Soldiers and Sailors

Listing composed by

John Carmichael, Janice and Wayne Rosa, Members of the Newmarket Veteran Memorial Trust Committee

 The following men served during the War of the Rebellion.  Their names have been verified from military records (including state and local rosters, pension records and regimental histories). The G.A.R. Memorial was constructed decades after the war.  Some on the monument were not residents of  Town at the time of their enlistment, but moved here later.  As they were considered to be part of the Town’s military history by the G.A.R. at the time the monument was cast, the Memorial Trust Committee will likewise honor their service.

Names on the G.A.R. Memorial


KEY: Name in Bold – as it appears on the G.A.R   Civil War Memorial, South Main Street. 
(AKA name) is how it appears in the military record.

(A) Soldier’s name published in the September 1891 Newmarket Advertiser as Newmarket G.A.R. member attended an encampment in Washington, D.C. on the 30th Anniversary of the War.

(X) Death occurred by 1875, within 10 years of the war’s end.

Total Names on Monument= 176

Abbreviations:   ACC=Accidental Death=1;   DoD = Died of Disease=7;   DoW= Died of Wounds=8;   KIA=Killed in Action= 11;   MIA , Missing In Action=4;   POW =Prisoner of War =7;  Wounded=33;   Disabled=35;   Deserted=6

 [“SEE BIO” for a more detailed history or photograph go to New Market Historical Society website located in the Military - Civil War - Bio section http://www.newmarketnhhistoricalsociety.org/military/civil-war/]

1st Row Listing of Names:

BASSETT, David — enlisted 29 Oct 1861 at age 23 as a Private in Company C., 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861; he received a Disability Discharge 16 Mar 1863 at Baltimore, MD.  He was born in Effingham, resided in and credited to Newmarket, with a PO Address of York Beach, ME. The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a shoemaker, residing on Loversland Road. (A)

BATES, Isaac — enlisted 11 Sep 1861 at age 25 as a Private in Company C., 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861. Received a Disability Discharge 3 Dec 1862 at Alexandria, VA.  He was born in Ireland, resided in and credited to Newmarket. (A)

BENNETT, David S. — enlisted Sept 1. 1864 for 1 year as a Private at age 29 in Company D., 1st NH Heavy Artillery Regiment.  He mustered out at Washington, DC June 15 1865; last reported residence at Newmarket, NH.  He married Rebecca P. Durell 21 May 1866 in Newmarket.  By the 1880 census he was a farmer living with his father Ebenezer Bennett (age 93) on the family farm in Lee.  His nephew George Durrell (age 14) was at school and also working the farm. He is listed farming on the Lee farm in 1900 at age 64 with two other nephews Albert E (age 26, a machinist) and Guy (age 21, an Insurance Agent).

BLACK, George – enlisted 7 Aug 1862 at age 34 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  Promoted to Full Corporal on 1 May 1865.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA.  He was born in England; resided in and credited to Newmarket. In 1860 and 1870 he was working in the Cotton Mills and living in Town and later in Exeter, married to Ann Black, with two children.

BLAKE, David A. – enlisted 20 Aug 1862 at age 32 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862. Promoted to Full Corporal, he then transferred to Navy regiment US Navy on 28 Apr 1864 as a Seaman. Served on the “U.S.S. Florida,” “Quaker City” and “Princeton”.  Discharged 11 Jun 1865 as a quartermaster, he was born in Hampton, resided in and credited to Newmarket.

BRACKETT, David — enlisted 8 Aug 1862 at the age of 40 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862 and mustered out 10 Jun 1865.   The 1860 Census lists his occupation as a saddle & harness maker.  He was married to Elizabeth Brackett (age 30) with two sons, Franklin (age 10) and Agustus (age 8). He died in Newmarket 22 Feb 1866 at age of 43.  He was born in, resided in and credited to Newmarket. (X) [ SEE BIO with this Son Augustus]

BRACKETT, Franklin A.  – (AKA Franklin Augustus Brackett) enlisted and mustered in 25 Jul 1864  at age 18 as a Private in the Martin Guards, Manchester.  Although born and residing in Newmarket, he was credited to Manchester.  He re-enlisted with the 1st NH Heavy Artillery as a Private on Sept 17 1864, age 18; mustered out Washington, DC June 15 1865.  After the end of the War, he joined the NH National Guards, Company G (Newmarket Company), and received his commission as Second Lieutenant 3 May 1880.  In March 1892 he applied for a military pension as an invalid at age 46.  He listed his service as being in Houghton’s Company, Company K., NH 1st Artillery.  [SEE BIO]

BRACKETT, Samuel B. – enlisted 8 Aug 1862 at age 25 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  He mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  He remained in service until he received a Disability Discharge on 10 Jun 1865 with chronic diarrhea, chills, and fever at Fort Monroe, VA.  He was born and resided in Newmarket, credited to Newmarket.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him a carpenter living on Bennett Avenue.

BRISHINGHAM, John – US Navy Regiment.  He lived with his father, Thomas Brishingham.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a laborer living on Creighton St.  (Breshinhan)

BRISNEY, Patrick (AKA BRESNEY, Patrick) – enlisted at age 22 on 19 Nov 1861 as a Landsman in the US Navy Regiment for three years, credit given to Boston, Mass. Enlisted out of Portsmouth.  Served on Recg. Ship U.S.S “Ohio”, “Philadelphia”, “Brooklyn”, and “Richmond”. Mustered out/discharged on 27 Feb 1865 from USS “Savannah” as a Landsman.  Born about 1839.

DoW      BROOKS, James P. — enlisted 27 Nov 1861 at age 24 as a 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861.  Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 29 Apr 1862.  Wounded and Received a Disability Discharge on 31 Oct 1862.  He was born, resided in, and credited to Newmarket. He re-enlisted 10 Mar 1864 and mustered in 6 Apr 1864 at age 26 as a Private in Company K, 57th Massachusetts Infantry for 3 yrs (he was credited to Boston).  He was wounded May, and later died 14 Jul 1864 from typhoic fever while recuperating from leg amputation surgery in Alexandria, VA.  [SEE BIO—Photo and Additional Info.] (A)

DoW      BRYANT, E. K. (AKA Epaphras K.) – enlisted & mustered in as a Private 5 July 1861 at age 34 as a resident of Andover, MA with a listed occupation as a “writing master”.  Enlisted in Company H, 1st Mass Heavy Artillery.  He was wounded 19 May 1864 at Spottsylvania, VA; and Died of Wounds on 3 July 1864 at Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington DC.  He married in Newmarket on 28 June 1856 a Josephine Sarah Twombly, a dressmaker.  All their three children: Flora (b.1857), Francis (b.1859), and Virginia (1861) were born in Newmarket.  His widow applied for a widow’s pension from Mass in 1864.  His body was brought back and buried in Newmarket.

BRYANT, Hosea A. – enlisted 18 May 1861 at age 21, occupation shoemaker, at Portland, Me. for 1 year as a Landsman, credited to Wrentham, MA.  He served on the receiving ship U.S.S. “Ohio”, from which he was discharged 28 May 1861, as unfit for service as a landsman.  Undaunted, he re-enlisted at age 22, occupation shoemaker, from Portsmouth 18 May 1862, for 1 year as a Landsman, credited to Boston, MA..  He again served on the same ship “Ohio”, from which he deserted 15 Nov 1862.  [SEE BIO]

KIA         BRYANT, William H.  – (AKA Henry W.) enlisted 12 Oct 1861 at age 21 as a Private in Company I, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 11 Dec 1861.  Born 1840. Drowned 13 Aug 1862 by foundering of steamer “West Point” in the Potomac River.  He was born in NH and resided in Newmarket. [SEE BIO]

BUNKER, Eugene M. – enlisted 12 Apr 1862 at the young age of 16 as a Private Company G, 1st Battlion, 17th Infantry, US Army. (born 1846 in Manchester, NH, resided in Newmarket ) Discharged 11 Apr 1865 time expired at Ft. Preble, ME.  Married 6 Dec 1866 to Mary J. Calley.  Died 20 Jun 1868 in Newmarket.  The 1860 census lists him at age 14 living with his family: Timothy (age 41) a bricklayer, Augusta M.(age 38), brother Lewis (listed below, joined the Navy) age 17 employed in manufacturing, Frank M. (age 9), and sisters Fanny (age 9) and Ettie (age 6).  The family in 1850 had lived in Milford, NH. In 1882, his mother Augusta filed for mother’s pension relief on behalf of her son.  At that time she posted an Alias name for him as Charles Williams. (X)

BUNKER, Ferdinand -  US Navy. When he enlisted for one year in 10 Sep 1863 at the Boston Navy Shipyard as a Landsman at age 19 he listed his occupation as a farmer.  He was credited to Harwich, MA.  Served on Recv’g  Ship U.S.S. “Ohio”, “Monogahela”, and “Pensacola”, from which he was discharged 10 May 1864 as a Landsman.  He was discharged from the Navy on 20 Oct 1864.

BUNKER, Lewis F.  — US Navy. He enlisted and mustered in 22 Aug 1862, at Portsmouth as a Landsman at the age of 19 for 1 yr.  He served on the U.S.S. “Ohio”, “Princeton” and “Pawnee”. Discharged from the Navy on 23 Aug 1863 at Portsmouth.  Born Manchester; resided and credited to Newmarket. He listed his occupation at the time of enlistment as “manufacturer”.  He died 16 Jan 1866 in Newmarket. (X)

CARRIGG, Michael  — enlisted 4 Sep 1862 at age 27 as a Private in Company G, 10th Infantry.  He mustered in 8 Sep 1862 and mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA. He was born in Ireland between about 1835 - 1839 to John and Brigit Carrigg.  At age 32 on 2 Nov 1871 he married Catherine Kelly Farreau in Portsmouth, NH.  She was also born in Ireland.  At the time he enlisted he noted Greenland as his residence, and Portsmouth was credited for his service.  He listed a Post Office box in Epping.  In 1890 Catherine was living in Epping and filed for a widow’s pension.  In 1879 he was paid $61.80 for services rendered to the town of Newmarket.  The 1880 census lists them as living in Newmarket – he as a laborer, and she in the cotton mills.

CASWELL,  Azariah D.  (AKA Azariah B.)  – enlisted and mustered in 30 Dec 1864 in Boston at age 41 as a Private in Company D, 1st Frontier Battalion Cavalry, Massachusetts Regiment.  He mustered out 30 Jun 1865.  He listed his occupation as a farmer.  This organization was composed of five companies which were recruited in Dec 1864 for one year. They were designed to guard against raids across the Canadian frontier by the hostile elements in Canada. The battalion, under command of Maj. Burr Porter, left the state soon after its muster, and joined the 26th N.Y. cavalry, with which it served on the New York frontier until the end of the war, being mustered out 30 June 1865. The total strength of the battalion was 20 officers and 502 enlisted men. Two of its members died, and no recorded battles.  Caswell married a Mary Jane Caswell, of Newmarket, on 30 June 1865 (the day he mustered out) in Newburyport, MA.  In 1872 he was living on Elm Street, employed by the Newmarket Manufacturing Company.  He later moved to Concord, NH in the 1880s employed as a mill hand.  He retired in 1890, and died 6 Jan 1904 at age 80. His parents were Stephen Caswell and Lydia Roberts.

CASWELL, George K. – enlisted 11 Aug 1862 at age 29 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry. He mustered in 19 Sep 1862, and received a Disability Discharge 7 Oct 1863 at Portsmouth, VA.  He was born in Barrington, resided in and credited to Newmarket.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as running a billiards parlor, living on Spring Street.

CASWELL, James M. – enlisted 11 Aug 1862 at age 25 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry. Mustered in 19 Sep 1862 Transferred to the Band, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24 Artillery  20 Jan 1863.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 as a 3rd Class Musician at Richmond, VA.  He was born in Barrington, resided in Newmarket, credited to Newmarket.  The Town directory of 1872 listed him as employed at a variety store, residing on South Street.

DoD       CASWELL, John C. - enlisted 10 Oct 1861 at age 19 as a Private in Company C, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861.   Died of Disease 4 Apr 1862 at Roanoke Island, NC.  Born in Strafford, NH and resided and credited to Newmarket.  Also involved State Service. (A)

MIA       CASWELL, Timothy — enlisted 10 Oct 1861 at age 35 as a Private in Company C, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in Nov 1861. Wounded and Missing In Action 29 Aug 1862 at Battle of Bull Run, VA.  Status changed from missing;  received a Disability Discharge 30 Dec 1863 at Portsmouth Grove, RI.  He was born in Northwood, resided in and credited to Newmarket.  Enlisted in Company I, 13th Regiment US Veteran Reserve Corps on 17 Nov 1865. (credited to Gardner, MA)  Discharged 17 Nov 1865. (A)

CASWELL, Willard W.  (aka William) —enlisted 19 Oct 1861 at age 32 as a Private in Company C, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861.   Wounded 20 Aug 1862 at Battle of Bull Run, VA, and again during a mine explosion 30 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.  Mustered out 28 Nov 1864 with a PO Address of Northwood. He was born in Northwood 31 Aug 1829, resided in and credited to Newmarket.  He died 12 Sep 1911. (A)

DoW      CHAPMAN, Charles F. – enlisted 4 Aug 1862 at age 23 as a Sergeant in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Severely wounded 30 Sep 1864; he died from wounds on 7 Apr 1865 at Washington D.C . The 1860 census lists him (age 21as a tailor) living with George (a 55 yr old house carpenter) and Sarah (a 57 yr old  seamtress); Elizabeth (age 20) and Sarah (age 24) and Abby Blanchard (age 19) – all three girls had a listed occupation of seamstress.

CHAPMAN, David W. — enlisted 29 Sep 1862 at age 38 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Promoted to Full Corporal on 1 May 1865.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA. - The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a painter, living on South Street.

CHAPMAN, Harrison – enlisted 22 Oct 1861 at age 21 as a Private in Company D, 5th Infantry; mustering in 21 Oct 1861 as a Private. The official roster of the 5thInfantry (according to Ayerling) lists him as a deserter on 26 Oct 1861.  However, the Navy rosters show that he transferred out of the 5thInfantry 23 Oct and reenlisted one month later in the Navy Regiment, US Navy on 25 Nov 1861 for 3 yrs.  Discharged from the Navy, served on U.S.S. “Ohio”;  Disab. Discharge on 18 Dec. 1861, from “Ohio,” at  Boston, Mass.  He re-enlisted 1 Aug 1862 for 1 yr as an landsman, promoted to Sergeant , and served again on the “Ohio” and “Colorado”; disch. Feb. 10, ‘64, from the “Colorado,” time expired.  In 1900 he was employed as a fisherman, living with his 76 year old mother and father, Ann & Stephen Chapman, in Newmarket.  He received a disability pension in 1888, and he died 19 Apr 1906 in Cambridge, MA; he was buried in Newmarket. His wife Ellen S. Chapman applied for a widow’s pension 1906.

POW     CHAPMAN, Joseph E. – enlisted 9 May 1861 at age 28 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Infantry.  He mustered in 1 Jun 1861.  Wounded in service at Bull Run (2nd), VA; captured 2 Sep 1862 and later paroled.  Discharged with wounds 6 Dec 1862.  Born and residing in Newmarket, he married Martha A. Furber in Lee 27 Oct 1860.  He filed for a disability pension 12 Dec 1862.  He died 29 Nov 1868; and his widow filed for a widow’s pension in Feb 1869. (A) (X)

CHAPMAN, William — enlisted 22 Aug 1862 at age 34 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry. Mustered in 30 Sep 1862;  deserted on 4 Oct 1862 at Camp Chase, VA.  He was born in England, and credited to Newmarket. The Regimental account of desertion is questionable, in that it is highly unlikely that the G.A.R. would have engraved his name on the town monument with only 4 days service ending in a “desertion”.

CLAY, David — enlisted and mustered in on 10 Feb 1865 for one year at age 19 as a Private in Company H, 18th Infantry, and he mustered out 16 June 1865.  He was born and resided in Newmarket; however, he was credited to Barrington.  During his service of 4 months and 6 days he was engaged in battles fought on 25 and 29 Mar 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA.; and on 30 March, 2 and 3 April 1865 at Petersburg, VA.  In the 1860 and 1880 census he is living with his parents Mark and Lucinda Clay as a farmhand on Lee Rd in Newmarket. The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a laborer living on Haley Avenue.  By the 1910 census he is 65, retired, divorced and living alone on the family farm. In Oct 1910 he moved to the Soldiers Home in Tilton, before being admitted to the “insane asylum in Concord”.  He was awarded a monthly pension of $24. [See Bio]

COLBY, Moses E. – enlisted 19 Sep 1862 as a Private from Newmarket at the age of 26 in Company E, 13th Infantry; he received a Disability Discharge from Company E on 5 Feb 1863 in Philadelphia. Later he enlisted as a Private from Newmarket on 11 Aug 1863 at age 27. He was drafted as a Private in Company D, 5th Infantry on the same date.  One record shows he deserted from Company D on 28 Mar 1865.  However, on 20 Nov 1864 he transferred to Company A,  5th Infantry  and he mustered out on the same “desertion” date of 28 Mar 1865 from Company A.   He was born in Rockport, MA Sep 1836 to Emerson and Mary Carter Colby. At the time of his enlistment he was a resident of and credited to Newmarket. He later moved to Mass where he belonged to the GAR, married an Annie Eliza Smith in Boston on 14 Dec 1883. They had two daughters, Caroline and Abbie Louisa. The family later settled in Lexington as the 1890 census lists him at age 54 employed as a lamplighter for the town.  The 1900 census lists him as still living in Lexington and working at age 64 as a day laborer. His wife died in Lexington 1905.  He died at Waltham, Mass., August 31, 1916, and was buried in an unmarked grave at Munroe Cemetery, Lexington, Mass on September 2, 1916.  He was a member of George G. Meade Post 119, G.A.R. (Lexington).  He died in Waltham, it is believed, because that’s where his daughter and her family were living in 1916.  Three other Civil War veterans are buried in unmarked graves in the Munroe Cemetery.  Lexington formed a  Sesquicentennial “project” and one of its objectives was to install a grave marker for these men in 2013.

Collins, John M.  – Band – No Info Available.

Davis, Darius O.  — enlisted and mustered in 27 Mar 1862 at age 30 (born 1832) as a Private in Company D, 4th Infantry.  He mustered out 16 Apr 1865.  He resided in Somersworth when he enlisted.  In the 1850 Census he was (18 yrs old) working as a baker in Portsmouth with his family.  By the 1860 census he was a farm laborer (age 28) living in Exeter with his wife Lydia (age 28) daughter Abby (age 5), sons Judson (3 yrs) and Daniel (5 months).  And in the 1870 Census both he (age 38) and his wife Lydia (age 38) live on Church Street in Newmarket and work in the cotton mill; he was a watchman for NMCo. – with children: Abbie (15), Judson(12), Daniel (9),and Frank(4).  Darius, Lydia and Abbie were all born in Maine, the 3 boys were born in NH.   By 1880 the entire family moved to the Minnesota Territories and settled in the town of Leslie operating a farm with his father Heman (age 68) and mother Margaret (70); his brother Albert and his family were also living in Leslie at this time. The 1910 census lists him as a 78 yr old famer and widower renting a farm and living with his daughter Abbie (55, a homemaker) and niece Maude (26, a dressmaker) in Osakis, Minnesota.  By 1920 he was 87 years old still living in Osakis, MN and now the owner of his farm. Abbie (age 66) and divorced was living with him.

DoW      DAVIS, John M.  – enlisted 26 Apr 1861 at age 28 and mustered in 2 May 1861 as a Corporal in Company B, 1st Infantry.  Mustered out 9 Aug 1861 Concord, NH.  He re-enlisted 26 Sep 1861 and mustered in 12 Oct 1861 as a Corporal with Company K, 5th NH Infantry.  He was wounded 17 Sep 1862 at Antietam, MD.  Discharged with wounds 4 Jan 1863, Baltimore, MD.  Died 25 Dec 1863.  He was born in Middleton; a resident of and credited to Newmarket.

DAVIS, John O. – first enlisted 27 Jun 1861 as a Band Musician, 11 Massachusetts Infantry for 3 yrs.; b. Exeter and resided in Newmarket and worked as a boot maker.  He mustered in 3 Aug 1861 and but was Discharged 8 Aug 1862.  He re-enlisted 6 Apr 1863. Mustered in 10 Apr 1863 as a 3rd Class Musician with the 2nd Brigade Band, Tenth Army Corps, NH Volunteers. Credited to Newmarket.  Mustered out 4 Jul 1865 with a Newmarkt PO Box address. [See Bio]

DAVIS, Augustus H. – enlisted  12 Aug 1862 at age 21 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862 Promoted to Full Corporal on 1 May 1865.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA.   He was born in Canton Mills, Me.  He is listed in the 1860 Somersworth census as an apprentice Baker.  At the time of his enlistment he resided in Newmarket, credit given to Newmarket. In 1870 he was a baker living in Exeter with his wife Carrie.  By 1900 he was baker living and working in Cambridge, Mass. He filed from the State of Massachusetts for a Disability pension as an invalid 8 Nov 1898; and Carrie F. Davis, his wife filed for a widow’s pension Jun 1905.

DEMERITT, George W. – enlisted 10 May 1861 at age 27 as a Private in the 18th Infantry; however, he mustered in 1 Jun 1861 in Company B, 2nd Infantry.  Wounded 3 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1864.  He was born in Nottingham, and resided in Newmarket.  He married Phebe E. Davis 2 Aug 1856 in Newmarket. (A)

DOCKUM, Charles F.  – enlisted 30 Aug 1862 at age 18 as a Private in Co. D, 15th Infantry.  Mustered in 8 Oct 1862;  b. Durham;   resided and credited to Newmarket; wounded at  Port Hudson, La.; Mustered out 13 Aug 1863. Died 2 May 1871,  Newmarket.  His widow, Eliza Dockum was living in Newmarket by Jan 1883 and on the pension rolls as receiving $8 per month.(X)

DOCKUM, William H. - enlisted 13 Aug 1862 at age 19 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  Born in Durham, he resided in Newmarket, credited to Newmaket.  He received a Disability Discharge 5 Mar 1863 at Fort Schuyler, NY Harbor.

DOW, Orrin —enlisted 9 Sep 1862 at age 27 as a Corporal in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862. Appointed Sergeant, wounded 1 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.  Wounded 29 Sep 1864 at Fort Harrison.  Discharged 12 May 1865.  Born & resided & enlistment credit to Lee. He listed a Newmarket Post Office address. He received a pension due to being wounded twice. He was still employed as a laborer at age 71 in Newmarket when he died  19 Jul 1906.  He is buried in Newmaket. [See Bio]

DURELL, James M. – enlisted 19 Sep 1862 at age 30 as a 1st Lieutenant in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Promoted to Full Captain 15 Jul 1864.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA.  DOB 2 Jun 1832; DOD 21 Mar 1912. Newmarket recruiter.  Brother to Woodbridge Durrell, listed below.  [See Bio]

POW       DURELL, Woodbridge W.  – enlisted 10 Dec 1861 at age 22 as a Private in Company L, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Rhode Island.  Mustered in 27 Dec 1861.  Promoted to Full Sergeant 5 Aug 1862.   Captured 12 Oct 1863, Culpepper, VA, released 16 Dec 1864 in Charleston, SC.  Transferred to Company L, 1st Cavalry New Hampshire on 7 Jan 1865.  Mustered out 29 Mar 1865 in Concord, NH for time expired, with a PO address of Newmarket.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a clerk for B.F. Haley’s, living in a house on Prescott Street.  The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $3 since 12 Dec 1870 due to an Abdominal injury.  He was a Mason and a member of Rising Star Lodge of Newmarket.  Brother to Captain James Durrell above. [See Bio]

EATON, Charles W. – enlisted 23 Aug 1864 at age 25 as an Ordinary Seaman in US Navy for two years. He served on the U.S.S. “Vandalia”, “San Jacinto”, “Proteus” and “Powhatan”. Mustered out after only one year on 22 Aug 1865 from Receiving ship due to reduction in Naval forces at Boston.  When he enlisted in Aug 1864 he received one of the larger bounties given by the Town of Newmarket of $400.  He was about 1839 in MA.   On 6 Dec 1865 he married Lucretia Hayden in Newmarket.  1870 Census, lists him at age 30, residing in Newmarket with his wife and their 3 yr old son Georgie E.  He listed his occupation as a shoemaker, living on Central Street.  By 1880 the family moved to Lynn, MA. with the addition of another son, Herbert E. (born 1874) who was born in NH. He died in Lynn 25 Jan 1896 and is buried at Pine Grove cemetery in that city. [See Bio]

EDGERLY, Charles E.B.  (Brother of Joseph, listed below) —enlisted and mustered in on 26 Jun 1861 at age 22 as a Sergeant in Company E, 12 Infantry Regiment, MASS Volunteers for 3 yrs.  He was born about 1839 in and resided in Newmarket and listed his occupation as that of Clerk.  He mustered out 11 Nov 1862 with Disability Discharge.   He re-enlisted with a commission/promotion  to Full 2nd Lieutenant in 18 Dec 1863 —in Company D, U.S. Colored Troops, 84th Infantry Regiment.  He mustered out on 28 Jul 1864 with a rank of Captain. [See BIO, 12th Infantry – and John Brown’s Body]

EDGERLY, Joseph – (brother of Charles E.B.) listed above.  He enlisted 16 Aug 1861 at age 26 as a Private in Company D, 3rd Infantry.  He was born in Durham to Jacob and Susan Edgerly; and resided in and credited to Newmarket.  He received a Disability Discharge 10 Oct 1862 at Hilton Head, S.C. Upon discharge, had P.O. address of 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. He saw action at Appomattox Court House and was present for the surrender of General Lee to General Grant.  He later marched in the Grand Army Review Victory parade in Washington, D.C. prior to his discharge.  He returned to Newmarket and his wife Susan (Rand) whom he had married September 1856. They had two children, Jacob and Martha.  His occupation was that of cordwainer.  On Dec 30, 1891, while walking on Main Street, a wall of brick fell on him from the newly constructed Barnard Building, pinning him to the sidewalk.  “Mortification set in” and he died 10 Jan 1892 at age 57.  He is buried at Riverside Cemetery. [See Bio]

KIA         ELLISON, George W. — enlisted 12 Jul 1861 at age 19 as a Private in Company H, 6th Infantry. Mustered in 7 Dec 1861.   Killed in action on 29 Aug 1862 at 2nd Battle of Bull Run.  Born about1842 to Alexander and Abigail Ellison of Newmarket.  The 1860 census has him living with his sisters Eliza and Martha and his 8 yr old brother Charles.

POW     FERRIN, Levi E. – enlisted 2 Sep 1861 as Private in Company H, First Massachusetts Cavalry Volunteers to serve three years.  He was taken prisoner near Sheppardstown, Va 29 Sep 1862. He was later paroled at the same place (or at Antietam) 1 Oct 1862 and reported to Camp Parole, Maryland 13 Oct 1862.  The company muster roles listed him as deserted 10 Jan 1863, as he never re-joined his command.  On 26 Aug 1864 he enlisted as a private in Company A, First Vermont Cavalry as Lewis E. Fletcher to serve one year, and he mustered out 21 Jun 1865.  It took an unsuccessful act of Congress to try to remove his “deserter”status from his military record in 1890.   He was born 25 Apr 1846 in Bridgewater NH to Jonathan and Harriet Ferrin.  He was a shoemaker by trade and worked in various shoe factories in Natick and Lowell Mass as well as Newmarket.  He married Emma A. Fuller 4 April 1867 in Newmarket, NH, and their newborn son, Eddie H. Ferrin, died 16 Oct 1868. Emma died in 1870 and he married an Abby Spead of South Newmarket in 1871.  By 1880 they were in Natick. Abbie died 1899, and he remarried the same year a  Almedia Farwell in Greenville, NH.  He died 30 Nov 1904 in New Ipswich NH and is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover NH.  [see BIO and Congressional Record].

FOSTER, Robert E. - enlisted 16 Aug 1861 at age 23 as a Private in Company D, 3rd Infantry; mustered in 23 Aug 1861. Wounded when he accidently shot his finger off on 26 June 1862; he received a Disability Discharge on 29 Sep 1862 at Hilton Head, SC.  Re-enlisted in  Co. D, 24 Regt, NH Veteran Reserves; b. Newmarket; age “27”; cred. Hillsborough; enlisted Aug. 2, ‘64; mustered in Aug. 2, ‘64, as Priv.; discharged Dec. 2, ‘65, Washington, D.C. He died in Newmarket on 8 Sep 1906. [See Bio]

FRENCH, John O. – enlisted 29 April 1861 at age 18 in 1st Minnesota Infantry.  His father Edwin French died in 1852, and when he was 16 John left Newmarket with his uncle A.B. Brackett and moved to Minneapolis.  When the war broke out, he was one of the first to enlist.  In all he engaged in 32 battles.  At the Battle of Gettysburg he suffered heavy cannonading which rendered him deaf.  [See BIO]

DoW      FRENCH, Daniel – enlisted and mustered in 26 Oct 1861 at age 26 as a Private in Company F, 5th Infantry.  Transferred to Company B 1 Nov 1861.  Wounded 13 Dec 1862 and Died of Wounds 26 Dec 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.  He was a resident of and credited to Newmarket.

FRENCH, Nathaniel S. – enlisted 12 Aug 1862 at age 27 as a Corporal in Company E, 13th Infantry. Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA.  He was born in Lee, resided in Newmarket, credit given to Newmarket.  He held a Post Office Box in Epping.

FRENCH, Warren S. – enlisted 14 Aug 1862 at age 28 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA.  He was born in Epping, was a resident of Newmarket and credit was given to Newmarket.  He did hold a Haverhill, MA post office.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as shoemaker, living in a house on Main Street. The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $4 since 13 Jan 1882 due to Chronic Rheum.

FROST, George W. – Lt. Col., Agent for Newmarket Manufacturing (took over from John Webster).  Enlisted 2 Oct 1862 at age 38 as a Private in Company S, 15th Infantry.  Appointed to Major 7 Oct 1862 in Company S, 15th Infantry. Commissioned to Lieutenant Colonel 18 Oct 1862 when he mustered in.  Resigned 14 Feb 1863.   Born  Danvers, MA about 1825.  Date of Death 30 Jun 1879 at Coney Island, NY while at a bathing outing. He is buried in Riverside cemetery. [See Bio]

FRANCIS, Robert W.  — enlisted 15 Aug 1862 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862; appointed Corporal 13 Feb 1863.  Served 5 yrs. Wounded in hip 30 Sep 1864 at Fort Harrison, VA.  Promoted to Sergeant 10 Nov 1864; reduced to rank 1 Mar 1865.   Discharged 10 Jun 1865.   Born in Durham, resided in Durham and credited to Durham.  Died 18 Sep 1868 .  Pension claimed by his widow, Mary A. Francis.  (X)

FURBER, Albert G. – enlisted 6 Apr 1863 age 33 as a Musician with the 2nd Brigade Band, 10th Army Corps. Credited  Newmarket; mustered in 10 Apr 1863; disability discharge. Nov. 3, ‘63, Folly Isl., S.C. with rank of Corporal, 3rd Class Musician.   He was born 1830 in Lee to Issac and Mary Furber. He lived in Newmarket as a trader and later a Saloon Keeper in the 1870s and 1880s.  He married Martha Ham 11 Aug 1870 in Newmarket.  He applied for and received a disability pension in Oct 1891; and he died 27 Feb 1904 in Newmarket.  [See BIO]

KIA         GAY, George – enlisted 8 Oct 1861 at age 21 as a Private in Company K, 5th Infantry.  Promoted to Full Sergeant 15 Apr 1862.  Promoted to full Sergeant Major on 14 Aug 1862.  Wounded at Battle of White Oak Swamp.  Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant (as of Company D) on 11 Sep 1862.  Killed In Action on 17 Sep 1862 after alerting Colonel Cross of an impending ambush at Antietam, MD.  The Newmarket G.A.R. memorial stone is named in his honor. [see BIO]

ACC        GERRISH, Ferdinand E. – (aka Fernando) enlisted 19 Sep and mustered in on 8 Dec 1862 at age 26 as a Sergeant in Company E, 13th Infantry.  He did not survive the war, he was accidently killed in a railroad accident on 8 Apr 1863 in New Jersey.  Birth date about 1836 in Troy, Maine to Sumner (a blacksmith) and Hannah Gerrish.  In 1850 he was living in Rollinsford, NH.  He married Mary D. Littlefield on 25 Dec 1858 ( he was age 22, She was 19) in Rollinsford.  At the time of his enlistment he was living in Durham and his service was credited to Durham.

GIBBS, John F. – enlisted 5 Aug 1862 at age 30 as a Sergeant with Company E, 13th Infantry. He received several promotions: to Full 1st Sergeant on 1 Aug 1863; then to Full 2nd Sergeant 1 Aug 1863; and commissioned to Full 2nd Lieutenant (not mustered) on 15 Jun 1865.  Discharged 21 Jun 1865, he was born in Portland, Me.  He had a Post Office Box in Lee.

2nd Row Listing of Names

GLOVER, Warren  – enlisted 12 Sep 1862 at age 31 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA.  He was born in Lee; resided in and credited to Newmarket. He held a PO Box in Belmont. By 1890 he had returned to Belmont and received a military pension.

GOODRICH, John I. – enlisted 19 Aug 1862 at the age of 25 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  He mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  Mustered out 21 June 1865.  He was born in Biddeford, ME; resided in and credited to Newmarket.

KIA         GOULD, Joseph – enlisted 13 Aug 1862 at age 43 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  Killed In Action 30 Sep 1864 at Fort Harrison.  He was born in Atkinson; resided in and credited to Newmarket. He married Deborah Ham (daughter of Mathias and Abigail Ham) in Newmarket on 30 Sep 1858.  The 1860 census lists him as a cordwainer, living with his wife and in-laws in Newmarket. The 1870 census lists his widow living with her relatives and working as a housekeeper in Town. [See Bio – “Four Shared Battles”]

GREENE, Charles W. – enlisted 13 Aug 1862 at age 21 as a Private in Company B, 13th Infantry Regiment;  Discharged for promotion to Captain at age 23 on 22 Jan 1864 with Co. E, 25 Infantry – US Colored Troops.  Mustered in Feb. 1, ‘64; discharged Dec. 6, 1865.  Born in and resident of Newmarket, he was a Mason and a member of Rising Star Lodge of Newmarket. [see BIO]

GREEN, John B. – enlisted 11 Aug 1862 at age 21 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry. Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  Promoted to Full Corporal 9 Jun 1864.  Wounded 15 Jun 1864  Battery Five, Petersburg, VA.   Discharged from Company E on 24 Jun 1865.  He was born in Pittsfield; resided and credited to Newmarket.

GUNNING, Bernard (AKA Bernerd)  – enlisted 27 Sep 1862 at age 25 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 30 Sep 1862.  Deserted 4 Oct 1862 at Camp Chase, VA.  He was born in England; credited to Newmarket.

HAINES, Alanson C. — enlisted 30 Aug 1862 at age 19 as Private in Company D, 15th Infantry. Mustered in 8 Oct 1862, Mustered out 13 Aug 1863.  He re-enlisted 8 Jul 1864 and mustered in 14 Jul 1864 for 100 Days at age 21 as a Private in Company K, 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. When he enlisted his occupation was a “farmer”.  He was appointed as Corporal and mustered out 27 Oct 1864, time expired.  Born, resided and credited to Newmarket.  After the War he joined the NH Sheridan Guards, Company G, and received a commission as Captain on 3 May 1880 Company G, Newmarket Guards.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as an assistant assessor, living on a house on Haine’s Falls (now Grant Road). He was a Mason and a member of Rising Star Lodge of Newmarket. [1st man to enlist from Newmarket] [see BIO for his letters]

HALEY, Henry B. –enlisted 2 Dec 1864 in the 1st NH Cavalry.  Appointed 12 Feb 1864 as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company M, 1st Cavalry.  Mustered in 22 Mar 1864.   Promoted to Full Captain on 15 Jan 1865.  Mustered out 30 Mar 1865 on a Disability Discharge.   The 1870 census lists him living with his parents Samuel and Mary Haley, single and without an occupation. The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a clerk for S.A. Haleys, living on Haley’s Avenue.  The 1880 Census lists him living with his parents Samuel and Mary Haley, divorced, and a painter.  He married (at age 37) on 15 Nov 1882 in Newmarket to Genieve Marsden (age 22). The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $3.75 since 31 Jul 1882 due to an injury of the abdomen.  He died 19 July 1909 in Newmarket. His Obituary in the Newmarket Advertiser was printed 23 July 1909:

                Captain Henry B. Haley died last Saturday at his home on Prescott Street, the cause of his death being Bright’s disease.  Capt. Haley was born in Newmarket, and was the last surviving child of the late Samuel A. Haley.  At the age of 19 years he enlisted in the Army and was appointed 2ndLieut. of Co. M, 1stRegt. N. H. Vol. Cavalry, and was appointed Captain Jan. 16, 1865.  He was mustered out for disability March 30, 1865.  Mr. Haley was one time engaged in business here, but of late years had followed the trade of house painter.  He resided in Exeter for a number of years, but about a year ago returned to Newmarket.  His age was 64 years, 6 months and 25 days, and he is survived by a widow, four sons and two daughters.  The funeral was held at his late home Monday afternoon, and the services were conducted by Rev, John C. Prince.  The bearers were W.W. Durrell, B.F. Dame, B.F. Dennett, and David Bassett.  Interment was in Riverside cemetery.

HAM, John F. Jr. – enlisted 08/31/1864 for 1 yr  Company E, First NH Volunteer Heavy Artillery, enlisted at age 18,  -  credited to Bow, mustered in 09/05/1864 as a Private;  mustered out 06/15/1865.  Battle history:  sent to guard Washington DC during War.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as working as a butcher for his father, John F. Ham, and living with his parents on Ham’s Court.

HAM, John S. — enlisted 25 Apr 1861 and mustered in at age 24 as a Private in Company B, 1st Infantry. Mustered out 9 Aug 1861 Concord, NH.  A wagoner with the ambulance, he was stationed in the Washington D.C. defenses.  He was born in Epsom; resident of and credited to Newmarket.

HANSON, Albert J. – enlisted 27 May 1861 at age 22 as a Private in Company H, 2nd Infantry.  Mustered in 5 Jun 1861.  Promoted to Full Sergeant on 1 Sep 1862.   He was severely wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on 2 July 1863.  He was promoted to First Full Sergeant 19 Dec 1863.  He re-enlisted on 1 Jan 1864 and received his commission to Full 1st Lieutenant on 24 Jun 1864.  Promoted to Full Captain on 3 Nov 1864, and finally mustered out 19 Dec 1865 at City Point, VA.   At the time of his enlistment in 1861 he gave a residency as Somersworth.  However the 1860 census lists him as living in Newmarket with his father & mother Robert & Lucy Hanson.  After the war he returned to Newmarket, then moved to Great Falls until the autumn of 1867 when he moved to Kansas City. There he married Mariah Sanford in 1870, and there he died 22 years later on 8 September. (A) [See BIO]

HANSON, JOHN H. 2nd –(AKA HANSCOM, John H.) – enlisted 9 May 1861 at age 20 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Infantry; mustered in 1 Jun 1861; wounded severely 2 Jul 1863 at  Gettysburg, Pa..  He mustered out June 21, 1864 with a PO address of Dover.  He was born Roxbury, Mass., and resided in and was credited to Newmarket upon his enlistment. The 1860 census lists him living in a boarding house and working in manufacturing in town.  He died at the Soldiers Home in Tilton, NH 3 Jul 1909. (A)

HANSON, John J. – enlisted 30 Aug 1862 at age 26 as a Sergeant in Company D, 15th Infantry. Mustered in 8 Oct 1862; mustered out 13 Aug 1863 in Concord, with a PO Box address in Manchester, NH.   He was born in Lee (parents were Robert and Lucy French Hanson).  At the time of his enlistment he was residing in and credited to Newmarket.  The 1860 census lists him and his wife Lydia living in Newmarket and working in the cotton mills.  By 1880 they moved to Biddeford, Maine, both still working in cotton mills.  He was a Mason and a member of Rising Star Lodge of Newmarket. He died 24 Dec 1899, widowed, in Manchester. His Death Notice in the 27 Dec 1899 issue of The Exeter Newsletter states: He was the owner of a large farm in Exeter, to which he was much attached, died in Manchester on Sunday, age 62 years.  He was an overseer on the Amoskeag Corporation, much interested in politics, and a man of prominence in Manchester where he was held in high esteem by all classes. [See BIO, GAR Memorial]

KIA         HARVEY, John – enlisted 11 Aug 1862 at age 45 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.   Killed in Action 16 May 1864 at Drewry’s Bluff, VA.  He was born in Nottingham; resided in and credited to Newmarket.  His widow Jane Harvey was living in Newmarket as of Jan 1883, receiving a pension of $8 since the end of the war. [See BIO- “Four Shared Battles”]

KIA         HENAGHAN, Patrick – enlisted 28 May 1861 at age 28 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Infantry.  Mustered in 1 Jun 1861.   Died of wounds 25 Jun 1862 at Oak Grove, VA – WAR CASUALTY [See BIO] (A)

HOGAN, David  – enlisted 12 Aug 1861 at age 43 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  He was wounded 13 Dec 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.   Received a Disability Discharge 8 Feb 1865 at Belfour General Hospital.  He was born in Ireland; resided in and credited to Newmarket. The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a mason living on Bennett Avenue.

HORN, Benjamin F. – enlisted 7 Aug 1862 at age 29 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.   Mustered in 19 Sep 1862. Transferred into Navy Regiment US Navy on 28 Apr 1864 as an Ord. Seaman.  Served on the U.S.S. “Roanoke”.  Discharged 20 Jun 1865 as a Coal Heaver.  He was born in New Durham; resided in and credited to Newmarket. The Town directory of 1872 lists him as an ice-peddler working for J.L. Bennett’s, living in a house on Main Street.

HOWARD, Henry C. – enlisted 13 Aug 1862 at age 25 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862. Listed as deserted 10 Jun 1864 in Concord, NH.  Changed from Deserted to Discharged 16 May 1865.  He was born in West Bridgewater, Mass; resided in and credited to Newmarket.  He held a PO Box in Hot Springs, Ark.

HUCKINS, Warren  (AKA HUCKINS, William H.) —enlisted 4 Nov 1861 at age 18 as a Private in Company C, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861.   Re-enlisted and mustered in 1 Feb 1864.  Wounded 5 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.  Transferred to Company 168, 2nd Battn Regiment US Veteran Reserve Corps .  Discharged 9 Jun 1865 at Concord, NH. Born and resided in Newmarket.

HUCKINS, William P. – enlisted 17 Jul 1862 at age 44 as a Private in Company A, 9th Infantry.  Mustered in 13 Aug 1862.  Received a Disability Discharge 15 Jan 1863 at  Washington, D.C.   Born, resided and credited to Newmarket.  Listed a PO address of Deerfield, NH.  The 1860 census lists his occupation as Blacksmith, and living with his wife Sarah and children Elizabeth, Etta , Sarah , and John C.F.

JACKSON, Andrew J. – enlisted 30 Jul 1861 at age 20 as a Private in O.V. 3rd Infantry, mustering in 22 Aug 1861.  Re- enlisted 24 Feb 1864 as a Corp., promoted to Sergeant 1 Jun 1865 in Company B., 3rd Infantry. Discharged 20 Jul 1865. He was born in Dover to Daniel and Sophia Jackson, and resided in Dover at time of his first enlistment. After his first enlistment he moved to Newmarket and was employed as a cashier at New Market Savings Bank.  In 1870 he was living with Stephen Chapman, the fisherman) and his family, and he was employed in the cotton mill. He was receiving a military pension by the 1890 pensioners listing. In 1910 he was 68 years old, not employed, and living with his wife Nettie (age 65) on Exeter Street.

JENNESS, Charles B. — enlisted in Portsmouth on 15 May 1861 at age of 21 as a Landsman in the US Navy Regiment. Discharged on 25 Aug 1862, he re-enlisted 29 Aug 1864 for 1 yr in Company C, 1st Infantry Heavy Artillery.  Mustered in 4 Sep 1864 as a Private, mustered out 15 Jun 1865.  He was born in Lowell, credited to Newmarket.  When he left service he gave a PO Boston, MA address. He was a Mason and a member of Rising Star Lodge of Newmarket.

JORDON, Cranville P. - (AKA JORDAN, Granville P) enlisted 25 Apr 1861 as a Private in Company G, 1st Maine Infantry.  Mustered out 23 Aug 1863.  Served 2 yrs, 3 months, 28 Days.  He was born in Norway, Maine and service credited in Maine.  At age 34 on Aug 1, 1867  he married in Dover a Sarah Emerson (age 24) of Durham.   Newmarket Civil War pension rolls of Jan 1883 indicates he received a monthly pension of $18 since the war due to loss of a leg. T he 1880 Census lists him as age 52 residing in Newmarket,  employed as an iron machinist, “maimed, crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled” living with his wife Sarah and four daughters:  Nettie (12), Jennie (11), Lizzie (7) and Ella Abby (2). He died 24 Feb 1891  at age 62, and is buried in Newmarket.

JOY, Eben – enlisted 5 Sep 1862 at age 44 as a Private in Company D, 15th Infantry. Mustered in 8 Oct 1862; discharged 13 Aug 1863, term expired.  He was born (military record indicated 1818; however other records show a birthdate of 1812 and of 30 Nov 1813), resided in and credited to Newmarket.  He married a Mehitable Doe on 28 Feb 1833;  he died 15 Sep 1889 in Newmarket and is buried at Riverside cemetery.

JOY, William   (JOY, William Wirt) — born 20 mar 1838 in Newmarket to Ebenezer & Mehitable Joy of Newmarket.  He resided in Durham before moving to Connecticut.  He enlisted Company I, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery as a Private; he was also a military musician.  He mustered out with the rank of Sergeant.  He married Anne Beecher 25 Sep 1843 in CT; their children were Fred  & William both in CT.   The 1880 census lists William’s occupation as a brass roller.   He died 8 Jun 1900, and his wife Anne filed for and received a widow’s pension on 6 May 1908 from Conn. (Cert #659937).

KENISTON, Charles W., Sr. – (AKA KINERSON, KENERSTON) enlisted 8 Aug 1862 at age 38 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry. Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA.  He received a pension due to a tumor on his neck.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as farmer living on Grant Road.   He died  March 32, 1910 at Plainville, Mass., where he had spent the winter.   “His death was quite sudden as he had been in his usual health up to a few days before his death.  He was a veteran of the civil war, having served with in Co. E. 13th NHV.  He was a member of the Methodist Church in this town.  His age was 85 years.  The body was brought back here last Saturday and services were held at the  Congregational  Church  Sunday afternoon by Rev. John C. Prince.  Members of the G.A.R. and Sons of V of GAR were in attendance.  Fred Randall, Charles Randall, Andrew M. Francis and HH Briggs, of the latter organization, acted as bearers.  Interment was in the old cemetery in Newfields, just beyond the Rockingham Junction.” – Obituary, Portsmouth Herald, April 4, 1910.

KENISTON, Edward F. – enlisted 8 Aug 1862 at age 33 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  Received a Disability Discharge 11 Dec 1863 at Fort Schuyler, NY Harbor.  He was born, resided and credited to Newmarket.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a farmer living on Poor Town Road (now Lang’s Lane).

KENISTON, George M.  (AKA Kenniston, George K.) – enlisted 18 Jan 1862 at age 29 as a Private in Company A, 8th Infantry. Transferred to Company A, Vet. Batt’l., 8th  NH Infantry 1 Jan 1865. Discharged 16 Jan 1865 at Vidalia, LA, time expired.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as working for NMCo., living on Loversland Road.  Died 5 Sep 1887.

KENISTON, Greenleaf C. – enlisted 23 Nov 1861 at age 25 as a Private in Company D, 8th Infantry.  Mustered in on 20 Dec 1861.  Received a Disability Discharge on 26 Aug 1863 at Port Hudson, LA.  Born in Newmarket, resided Nottingham, with an occupation of farmer: 1880 he and his wife Mary and children worked their farm in South Lee.  He applied for a Disabilty pension in July 1880; he died 15 July 1903 in Lee. His wife filed for a widow’s pension that same month.

DoD       KENISTON, James F. – enlisted 12 Aug 1862 at age 27 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  Died of Disease 5 Sep 1863 in Portsmouth, VA.  He was born, resided and credited to Newmarket.

KENISTON, William H. –enlisted 31 Jul 1863 as a Private at the age of 33 in Company F, 15th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts.  He transferred out of that Regiment on 24 Apr 1864 into the US Navy Regiment on 5 May 1864.  Navy Records list him as deserting on 8 Aug 1864.  He had listed his occupation as Soldier upon enlisting in the Navy.

KENISTON, William S. – (AKA Kennison, William S.) enlisted 8 Aug 1862 at age 45 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862 for 3 years.  He received a Disability Discharge on 15 Sep 1863 at Portsmouth, VA.  He was born, resided and credited to Newmarket.

KENNEDY, John – enlisted 15 Aug 1862 at age 27 as a Private in Co. F, 10th Infantry.  He mustered in 17 Sep 1862; and Discharged Disabled 29 May 1865.  He was working in the cotton mills in town, and was credited to Newmarket.  Born in County Kerry, Ireland.; he was  discharged with a P.O. address in Indian Orchard, Mass.   By 1870 he and his wife Mary left the cotton mills of Newmarket for those of Amesbury, MA.   In 1885 he had applied for and received a Disability Pension as an “invalid”, and on 15 Jan 1900 his wife received a widow’s pension.

KNOWLTON, Andrew J —enlisted 18 Oct 1861 at age 22 as a Private in Company C, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861.   Deserted 12 Aug 1862. He was born in Deerfield; was a resident of Newmarket when he enlisted. (A)

LANGLEY, ALBERT – (AKA LANGLEY, Joseph Albert) – enlisted 1 May 1862 at age 29 as a Private in Company A, 17 Infantry from Dover. His occupation is listed as cotton mill operative. He was born in Nottingham 1833. He was 6 ft tall with blue eyes and fair complexion.  Discharged as time expired 1 May 1865 from Ft. Lafayette, NY Harbor.  The 1860 Census lists his age at 27 living with his wife Emily in Newmarket, both employed in the Cotton Mill. He received a pension 11 July 1873  as an invalid (App#185084, cert# 378117);  his wife Emily later applied for and a received a widow’s pension in 1896.

LANGLEY, JOSEPH A.- enlisted 14 Feb 1865 at age 29 as a Private in Company H, 18thInfantry. He mustered out 29 Jul 1865.  He applied for a Disability Pension 4 May 1888.  Born about 1836, and the Town directory of 1872 lists him as a farmer living on Bennett Avenue.  He died 27 Feb 1896 in Manchester.

LEACH, Thomas W. — enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon at the age of 22 on 28 July 1858 into the US Navy Regiment.  He was commissioned to Full Surgeon on 21 May 1862.  Promoted to Full Medical Inspector on 5 Apr 1875.   Retired from the Navy on 17 Jan 1885 after  26 ½   years as a Naval Medical Officer.  He listed his home as Newmarket upon his enlistment.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a physician, U.S.N. with a house on Spring Street. [See BIO]

LEATHERS, Levi  — enlisted 26 Oct 1861 at age 25 as a Private in Company F, 5th Infantry. Received a Disability Discharge on 20 Nov 1863 at Concord, NH.  His home of Record was Nottingham.  The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $6 since Feb 1864 due to inflammation of right leg.

POW     LEES, Thomas – Lt. 2nd:   enlisted 24 May 1861 at age 22 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Infantry.  He mustered in 1 Jun 1861; residence Durham, Promoted to Full Corporal 15 Nov 1861; Full Sergeant 15 Jan 1862; Full 1st Sergeant 29 Apr 1863.  Listed as MIA 2 Jul 1863, he had been captured on the 2nd day of the Battle of Gettysburg and was confined at Belle Island, and Liberty, VA.  Upon his release from captivity in 1863 he was promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 10 Jul 1863; he later mustered out in 1864.  The 1870 Census has him and his wife Jennie living in Newmarket, he a barber, and Jennie (age 25) without occupation.  Both were born in England.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a hairdresser (Pavilion, Wolfeboro), owning a house on Spring Street, Newmarket.  He was a Mason and a member of Rising Star Lodge of Newmarket.  He was also a member of the Newmarket Post G.A.R.,  and his name is engraved in the Civil War monument.  [See Bio ]

LILLISTON, James A. – Navy  Gunner, US Naval Officer, age 33, 30 July, 1852.  Dismissed 17 November, 1855. Reappointed 23 December, 1856 as a Gunnery Officer at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  The 1870 Census lists him (age 41) living at the Langley residence, occupation Gunner and a birth place of VA.  Also living in the household was a Georgia A. Langley (age 22).  He Died 26 May, 1872.  The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates his widow, Georgia A., received a monthly pension of $10.

KIA   LITTLEFIELD, William W. — enlisted 15 Aug 1861 at age 33 as a private in Company D, 3rd Infantry.  Mustered in 23 Aug 1861.  Promoted to full Corporal 5 Nov 1862.   He was born in Kennebunk, Me, and was a resident of Newmarket. He re-enlisted and mustered in 29 Feb 1864. He was Killed in Action 16 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA. [See BIO]

LORD, George F. — enlisted 5 Aug 1861 at age 19 as a private in Company B, 3rd Infantry; mustered in 22 Aug 1861. He was initially assigned as Company Adjutant Clerk.  Because of his expert and concise clerical skills, he was soon picked up at the NH State Capitol and promoted to Full Sergeant Major; however he resigned his warrant commission on 10 Mar 1864.   Discharged 6 Sep 1864 at Concord, time expired. Rejoined under State Service .He was born in Parsonfield, ME; and resided in Newmarket.  In 1860 he was 17 years old, living with Edwin & Abbey Bennett as an apprentice as a tinplate worker for Bennett’s firm. [See Bio]

LOVERING, True W. – enlisted 14 Aug 1862 at age 29 as a Private in Company F, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1865.  He was born in Lee; resided in and credited to Nottingham.  He held a Durham PO Box.

LYNCH, Thomas – enlisted and mustered in 19 Nov 1861 at age 20 as a Landsman in the US Navy.  He mustered in at Portsmouth.  Received a disability discharge 20 Oct 1863 at New York City, NY.  In 1898, during the summer months, was an engineer at Appledore house, Isles of Shoals, after closing the hotel for the winter, he arrived in Portsmouth to work at the Morley Button Factory for the winter.

MASON, Hosea Q. – enlisted 10 Sep 1861 at age 22 as a Private in Company K, 1st NH Cavalry.  NH Cavalry transferred into Company K, 1st Rhode Island Cavalry.  He was promoted to Full Corporal 28 Oct 1861; promoted to Full Sergeant on 30 Dec 1861; and mustered out 21 Apr 1863 in Concord, NH.  He was born in Sanbornton, NH Dec 1839.  He married Martha (Matty) Nealley in Newmarket, daughter of Daniel D. Nealley, on 21 Aug 1867.  He was a wheelwright in 1870 living in Guilford, NH.  Charles B. NEALLEY (also a Civil War Veteran) was a wheelwright living with his sister Mattie and  Hosea  in Guilford.  From 1880 to 1892 he was a postal clerk living in Portsmouth.  By 1900 he (age 60) and Mattie were living in a boarding house in Conway.  He died 23 Mar 1921 in Tilton, NH.

MAY, John – enlisted 22 Aug 1862 at age 32 as a Private in Company K, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862. Received a Disability Discharge 14 Jan 1863 in New York City.  He was born in Germany; resided in and credited to Portsmouth.  He died in Newmarket on 2 Mar 1882.

MENDUM, John – (Substitute) He enlisted in May of 1861 for 3 years in State Service from Newmarket by B.N. Towle.  He was discharged by Governor’s Order 31 May 1861 so that he could enlist in regular service on 1 Aug 1861 at age 34 in Company D, 3rd Infantry, mustering in on 23 Aug 1861.  He received a Disability Discharge on 24 Sep 1862 at Hilton Head.  He was born in Lee, resided in and credited to Newmarket.  He later re-enlisted and mustered in 11 Aug 1863 as a Private in Company I, 10th Infantry; Transferred to Company D, 2nd Infantry 21 Jun 1865.  Mustered out 19 Dec 1865.    The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a laborer living on Creighton Street.

MITCHELL, Sewell – enlisted 9 May 1861 at age 19 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Infantry.  Mustered in 1 Jun 1861. Promoted to Full Corporal 1 Jan 1863.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1864.  Born in Gardiner, Me, he resided in and credited to Newmarket. In 1860 he and his two sisters Celestia and Almira were working in the mills and living in Mary Doe’s boarding house .(A)

MORRILL, William F. - enlisted 3 Oct 1861 at age 29 as a Private in Company C, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861. Received a Disability Discharge on 28 Apr 1862 at Portsmouth Grove, RI.  Born in Northwood.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as employed by NMCo and living on Spring Street. (A)

MOORES, John – (AKA MOORE, JOHN) enlisted as Private; mustered in 9 Oct 1862 in Concord, at age 21 for a 3-year Commission.  Appointed Sergeant 10 Dec 1864.  Recruits to the 13thInfantry were transferred to the 2nd Infantry on June 21, 1865.  Original members of the 13th were mustered out June 21, 1865.   

MURCH, George W. – enlisted 28 Apr 1862 in Dover at age 17 as a Private in Company G, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry for a 3 year enlistment.  Discharged 27 Apr 1865 at Fort LaFayette, NY.   He was born in Newmarket 1845, he listed his occupation as Farmer. He was credited to Newmarket.  In 1870 he was fisherman, living in Newmarket.  By 1880 he was a fireman living with his wife Lizzie living on Orchard Street in Dover.  By 1900 they moved to Boston where was employed as a watchman.  By 1910 they moved back to town, living on Railroad Avenue where, at age 66, he was doing odd jobs; by 1920 he was widowed still living on Railroad Ave at age 76.

MURRAY, David B. – enlisted 8 Jan 1862 at age 25 as a Private in Company G, 35th Infantry Massachusetts. He mustered in on 17 Aug 1862, wounded in battle. Discharged for wounds on 22 Nov 1862.   He re-enlisted 23 Jul 1864 as a Corporal in Company I, 60th Infantry.  He mustered out 30 Nov 1864 at Indianapolis, Inc.  At the time of his enlistments he was a grocer in Haverhill, Mass.  He married 1885, Mattie and they resided in Haverhill.  Born in 1836 he was raised here with his parents David and Martha Murray.  He was living and working in town as a clerk during the 1860 census.  He and Mattie later moved to Medford where he worked as a salesman up until he was 73 and widowed in 1910.

MURRAY, George O.  –enlisted from Portsmouth on 4 Aug 1862 at age 29 as a Private in Company G, 10th Infantry. He was born in Newmarket, resided in and credited to Portsmouth.  Mustered in 4 Sep 1862, appointed to Corporal. Discharged with promotion 23 Nov 1863.  He re-enlisted 2 Dec 1863 with a commission in Company E, 9th Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops.  Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 2 Dec 1863.  Promoted to Full Captain 1 Jun 1865.  Mustered out 26 Nov 1866 New Orleans, LA with a PO address of Cedar Keys, FL.

POW     MURRAY, Henry H. – enlisted 31 Jul 1862 at age 24 as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 20 Sep 1862.  Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant (As of Company K) on 10 Jun 1863.   Promoted to Captain at Fair Oaks, VA;  captured 27 Oct 1864 at the second Battle of Fair Oaks; prisoner at Libby Prison; paroled 15 Feb 1865.  Mustered out 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA.   He was born, resided and credited to Newmarket.  He held a Waverly, Kan. PO Box. [See BIO]

NEALLEY, Charles B. –enlisted and mustered in 29 Jul 1861 as a Landsman in the US Navy in Portsmouth.  He was discharged 8 Aug 1861.  He was a wheelwright in 1870 living in Guilford, NH with Hosea MASON (also a Civil War Veteran) and Hosea’s wife, Charles’s sister, Mattie in Guilford.   By 1872 he moved back to Newmarket working as a shoemaker, with a house on Loversland Road. He died at age 60 on 20 Apr 1891 in Charlestown, MA and is buried in Newmarket.

NEALLEY, George S. – enlisted 29 May 1861 at age 25 as an Ordinary Seaman in the US Navy Regiment in Porstmouth.  He was Discharged on 8 Mar 1862. The 1860 census has him living with his family in Newmarket with an occupation as a cordwainer (shoemaker) with a personal real estate value worth of $1,000. .  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a shoemaker living on Main Street.

NEALLEY, James D.—(AKA James D. Nealy) enlisted 16 May 1861 for one year at age 18 as a Landsman in the US Navy Regiment.  Mustered in 16 May 1861.  Discharged from the Navy 10 Oct 1861.   He served on three ships: the USS “Ohio”, “Massachusetts”, and “Brooklyn”. He later re-enlisted as a Private in Company D, 15th Infantry on 8 Oct 1862.  Mustered out 13 Aug 1863 in Concord.  He again re-enlisted 21 Sep 1864 for 1 yr in Company L, 1st Infantry Heavy Artillery as a Private.  Discharged 18 Oct 1864 at Concord.   He was born, resided, and credited to Newmarket.  In 1870 he was a machinist living with his sister and her husband Jerome and Mary Revere in Bradford, MA.   The Newmarket Town directory of 1872 lists him as a machinist living on Loversland Road.  In 1887, he entered the Soldier’s home in Togas, ME for partial paralysis. He was discharged in Oct 1887; paperwork sent to his mother Mary J, Nealley who was living in Bradford, MA. 

O’BRIEN, John – US Navy. Born in Ireland, he enlisted at age 20 on 21 Jul 1862 in Portsmouth for 3 years as a Landsman with the US Navy.  He served on the U. S. S. “Ohio,” “Hartford,” and “Freeborn “.  He was discharged 31 May 1865 from the USS Freeborn for time expired.  The muster roll of the USS Hartford on July 1864 lists him as: John O’Brien, ordinary seaman, July 21, 1862, Portsmouth, 3, born Ireland (citizen of U.S.), 20, -, grey eyes, brown hair, light complexion.  He was one of four who cut the chains across the Mississippi River allowing the Union Naval forces access to New Orleans. His coat, hat and duffle bag are exhibits at the Newmarket Historical Society. [See Bio]

PALMER, John – enlisted 30 Aug 1862 at age 44 as a Private in Company D, 15th Infantry.  Mustered in 8 Oct 1862.  He was born in Milton; resided in and credited to Newmarket.  He mustered out 13 Aug 1863, and died 15 Apr 1874 in Newmarket.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a carpenter living on Main Street. (X)  The town clock on the tower of the Congregational Church was placed there when the church building was modernized and refurbished in 1871 under Rev. Isaac White.  On September 1st of the same year John Palmer, a veteran and farmer,sought to raise enough money to purchase a town clock.  He created a subscription book containing 180 names, 100 for $1 subscriptions.  He obtained the entire sum of $425 which paid for the clock. The clock began striking the hours at the 1872 rededication service.

 

Row Listing of Names on Monument:

POW     PAGE, John M. – enlisted 4 Sep 1862 at age 26 as a Private in Company I, 14th Regiment.  He mustered in 26 Sep 1862; appointed to Corporal 17 Jun 1864;  reported missing 19 Sep 1864 at Opequan, VA; gained from missing; mustered out 8 Jul 1865.  He was born, resided in and credited to the town of Newport.

PERKINS, Charles W. – – enlisted 30 Aug 1861 at age 21 as a Private in Company D, 15th Infantry   He mustered in 8 Oct 1862.  He was born resided in and credited to Newmarket.  He mustered out 13 Aug 1863.  The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $6 since the war due to loss sight in right eye.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a farmer on Grant Road.

POW     PERRY,  Charles H. — Company B, 2nd Infantry. Born Chesterville, Me; age 27; enlisted May 10, 1861, at Portsmouth; mustered in June 1, 1861, as private; captured at Bull Run, VA, July 21, 1861; paroled; discharged for disability July 15, 1862.  Resident of Newmarket.  Died Apr. 25, 1873, Newmarket. (X)

DoW      PHILBRICK, Charles W. – enlisted 9 May 1861 at age 27 in Company B, 2nd Infantry.  He mustered in 1 Jun 1861.  He was born at Great Falls, and resided in Durham and Newmarket.  He was severely wounded 2 July 1863 and died of those wounds 11 Jul 1863  at Gettysburg.  His parents were Calvin and Mary Philbrick.  By  1850 the family had moved to Lowell, Mass and all family members were working in the Mills.  Charles was working in the mills when he married Sarah J. Pachard 31 Jan 1854 in Lowell.  She returned to Lowell and filed for a widow’s  pension in Sep 1863, and later filed  on behalf of their son Calvin. 

PIKE, David – enlisted 8 May 1861 for 3 months at age 19 as a Private in Company E, 2nd Infantry.  He was born in Newmarket, resided in Exeter.  Not mustered in, he re-enlisted for 3 years, mustering in 3 Jun 1861 as a Private.  He was appointed to Corporal 1 Jul 1863, and mustered out with an Oakland, ME PO address.

PIKE, FREDERICK F. – enlisted 10 Dec 1861 in US Navy at age 26 as a Landsman at Boston for 3 years (credit to Boston).  He served on Regimental Ships U.S.S. “Ohio”, “North Carolina”, “DeSoto” and “Lodona”.  He was discharged 21 Nov 1864 from ”Princeton” as an Ord. Seaman.  His civilian occupation was listed as Tailor and he was born in Worcester, MA. Parents David and Sarah B. Pike residing in Exeter.  1860 Census he was living in Newmarket, occupation as Tailor, age 25 living with a Mary Pike (age 24) housekeeper and a one year old son.  He remarried 27 Dec 1873 in Newmarket to Lucinda Durgin.  In 1870 he was employed as a tailor and pressman for B.F.Haley’s. He was a Mason and a member of Rising Star Lodge of Newmarket. He died in Exeter at age 50  on 17 Aug 1885.

KIA         PINKHAM, John – enlisted 8 Aug 1862 at age 36 as a Corporal in Company E, 13th Infantry. Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.   Promoted to Full Sergeant.  Killed In Action 29 Sep 1864 at Fort Harrison, VA.  He was born in Durham; resided and credited to Newmarket. [See Bio]

KIA         QUIMBY, Jacob H. —enlisted 8 Oct 1861 at age 24 as a Private in Company C, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861.   He was killed in action on 29 Aug 1862 at 2nd Bull Run.  He was born in 1837 to Fred and Mary Quimby of South, York„ Maine; he resided in Newmarket at the time of his enlistment.. (A)

RAND, Cyrus R. – enlisted 15 April 1863 at age 19 as a Fireman In the US Navy.  He served on the U.S.S. “Agawam”, and was discharged 14 April 1865, having served 1 Year, 11 Months and 29 Days.  In 1860 he was 16 yrs old working on the family farm in Rye. The 1870 Census lists him working as a blacksmith in Newmarket; and at age 36 he married Emma  (Mary Augustie) Meader in Newmarket on 16 Aug 1874.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a blacksmith living in a house on Central Street.  In 1880 he worked in the cotton mill; and by 1910 at age 65 he was a blacksmith working in the Navy Yard. He died Jan 14, 1927.  (See BIO -Cyrus Rand & The “Agawam”)

RANDALL, Andrew  – enlisted 1 Jan 1864 at age 19 as a Private in Company H, 19th Maine Infantry, discharged  11 May, 1865 (served 1 yr, 4 months, 10 Days).  After the War, he joined the NH Sheridan Guards and received a commission as First Lieutenant on 3 May 1880 in Company G, Newmarket Guards.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as employed by NMCo. and living on Main Street.  He married Martha Demeritt 12 Oct 1878 in Newmarket.  A resident of Newmarket, he appears on the 1890 Veterans Pension Schedule.

POW     REYNOLDS, Charles W. — enlisted and mustered in 12 Oct 1861 at age 21 as a Private in Company K, 5th Infantry. He was attached to the Color Guard of the 5th Regiment.  Promoted to Full Corporal 15 May 1862.  Wounded May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA .  Captured POW 3 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA and later exchanged 14 Dec 1864 and re-assigned to Company I. He also acted as color bearer at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was finally discharged 29 May 1865, to data posted 22 Feb 1865 at Concord, time expired.  He was born in Durham and resided in Newmarket.  At the time of his discharge he provided a Detroit, MI PO address.   Died 8 July 1909 in Detroit.  [See BIO]

RICHARDSON, Charles – enlisted 25 Nov 1861 at age 21 in Portsmouth as a Landsman.  Promoted to Full Ship’s cook. Discharged from Navy on 20 Dec 1864.  He was born 1830.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a shoemaker living in Kittredge Square. In the 1880 census he was working in the cotton mills, married to Emerline S. Richardson.

RICHARDSON, William M. – enlisted 11 Aug 1862 at age 22 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.   Transferred into Navy Regiment U.S. Navy on 28 Apr 1864 as an Ord. Seaman.  Served on the U.S.S “Atlanta” as a Coxswain.  Discharged from Navy 23 May 1865.  He was born 1838 to Moses and Lucy (Weeks) Richardson.  He married Celia A. Wells in Boston on 30 March 1875.  He died 12 Jan 1876 at age 35 of heart disease at his residence on Pitt Street in Boston where he was a saloon keeper.  He was buried in Newmarket.

ROACH, William S. – enlisted 8 Oct 1861 at age 35 as a Private in Company E, 7th Infantry.  Mustered in 7 Nov 1861; and mustered out 27 Dec 1864.  He was born in Me; listed Concord (Fisherville, now Penacook) as his residence upon enlistment; however, when discharged he listed Newmarket as his residence. His is the only name associated with the 7thInfantry on the Town Monument.  William was born in Bath, Maine, the son of Moses and Mary (Jones) Roach.  At age 25 on 3 Aug 1851 he married Caroline M. (Eastman), age 27, in Boston.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a foreman for B.F. Haley’s, living on Bennett Ave. He is a tailor in the 1880 Census living in town with his wife Caroline. He is living in Newmarket and he applied on 8 Feb 1890 for Veteran Disability Pension.  (His is the only name affiliated with the 7th Infantry on the town monument).  His daughter Etta C. Roach (age 22) married on 6 Jan 1875 at age 22 a Thomas B. Robinson (age 31) in Newmarket.  William died 23 Jun 1909 in Newmarket.  His Obituary printed in the Newmarket Advertiser on 2 Jul 1909 reads:

The funeral of William S. Roach was held at the residence of his son-in-law, William H. Small, Saturday afternoon of last week.  There was a good attendance of neighbors and friends, and the various orders to which he belonged sent delegations.  Rev. John C. Prince conducted the religious services, and there was singing by Mrs. C.H. Neal and George E. Joy, Pioneer Lodge, No.1 K.P. performed their burial service.  The floral tributes were many and beautiful, consisting of pieces from the orders, relatives and friends.  The bearers were A.C. Haines and W.W. Durrell for the Grand Army, B.F. Dennett and Jeremiah Langley for the Odd Fellows and Oliver P. Sanborn and Benjamin S. Harrison for the Knights of Pythias.  Interment was in Riverside cemetery.

 ROBINSON, Nathaniel, Jr. — enlisted 30 Aug 1862 at age 40 as a Private in Company D, 15th Infantry. He mustered in 8 Oct 1862.  He was born in Exeter, resided most of his life in and credited to Newmarket.  He Mustered out 13 Aug 1863.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as working for NMCo. (where for a long time he was an overseer in the weaving room of the company, having been a weaver himself for many years). He and his family left High Street about 1875 to Boston and then to Medford, MA, where he died on 24 Nov 1891.  He left a widow, four sons and a brother William Robinson of Medford.

ROGERS, Calvin – enlisted Oct 1861 as a Private in K Company, 1st NH Cavalry. Promoted & Mustered out as a Sergeant in Nov 1864 – 3 yrs. The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $12 since 30 Apr 1881 due to typhoid fever and asthma.

RYAN, Patrick – enlisted 24 Jul 1862 as a Landsman at age 19 at the Portsmouth Navy Shipyard.  Discharged 23 Jul 1863.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as living in a house on Loversland Road — no occupation listed.

SANBORN, AUSTIN L. – enlisted 20 May 1862 as a Private in Company A, 17th US Infantry to serve three years.  He was engaged the Battle of Chancellorsville 1 May 1863,  Battle of Gettysburg 1 & 2 Jul 1863 during which he was severely wounded in the right shoulder.  Born 3 Feb 1837 in Epsom, and appears in the 1860 census as residing in Newmarket living with the Furbers (owner of the Furber Hotel), with an occupation as a tailor.  He died in Concord N.H. 11 Jan 1873 of Pneumonia. He was buried in McClary Cemetery, Epsom.”    [See BIO]

SANBORN, Benjamin F. — enlisted 21 Oct 1861 at age 35 as a Private in Company C, 6th Infantry.  He mustered in 27 Nov 1861, but transferred to Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment US Veteran Reserve Corps 14 Jan 1864, mustering out 26 Nov 1864 at Indianapolis, IN.  He was born in New Salisbury, NH, resided in Newmarket; held PO Box address in Barrington. (A)

SANBORN, Joel C. - enlisted 18 Jan 1862 at Portsmouth at age 29 as a 1st Class Fireman in the US Navy Regiment, and discharged 30 Nov 1864.  He was listed in the 1860 census as being a resident of Newmarket.

SANBORN, John W. – enlisted 13 Dec 1861 in Portsmouth at age 22 as a Coal Heaver in the US Navy Regiment Navy for 3 years.  He was born in Newmarket.

MIA       SAUNDERS, Charles (AKA SANDERS, Charles C.) – enlisted 26 Apr 1861 at age 20 for 3 months. Not mustered in.  Re-enlisted 10 May 1861  for 3 years as a Private in Company D, 2nd Infantry.  He was born in Northwood, and a resident of Newmarket.  He was wounded and reported missing 29 Aug 1862 at Battle of Bull Run (2nd Battle).  Heirs paid to Aug 29, 1862.   No further record. (A)

SEVERANCE, Albert T. – enlisted 27 Aug 1861 at age 19 from Dexter, Maine as a Corporal in Company H, 6th  Maine Infantry.  He was promoted to Full 4th Corporal, and to Full Sergeant. He was discharged 5 May 1865, having served 2 yrs, 11 months, 23 days.  He filed for a pension by 1890.   The 1860 Census lists him as a clerk, age 17, living in Dexter, Maine.  The 1872 Newmarket Town directory lists him as a dentist with a business on Main Street, residing at Mrs. Young’s Boarding house on Bennett Avenue.   He married Sarah, a 29 yr old widow in Amesbury on 20 Oct 1872.  He was born in Brewer, Maine; his father’s name was Thomas Severance. The 1880 Census lists him as a dentist, married to Sarah.  The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $6 since 13 Sep 1864 due to a gunshot wound on his right thigh.  He was a Mason and a member of Rising Star Lodge of Newmarket. He died at age 71 on 13 Jan 1919 in Exeter. [See BIO]

SHAW, Orrin D.– enlisted 25 Sep 1861 at age 19 as a Private in Company K, 5th Infantry.  Mustered in 12 Oct.   Upon discharge he provided a PO Box address of Lowell, MA.  Wounded 13 Dec 1862 Fredericksburg, VA; received a Disability Discharge 28 Feb 1863 at Georgetown, DC.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a farmer living on Grant Road.  The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he was living in Newmarket and received a monthly pension of $6 due to gunshot wound in his left thigh.

SLATER, Robert – enlisted 11 Nov 1863 at age 24 as a Private in Company H, 3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment, Ma. Mustered in 20 Nov 1863 after 3 yrs.  Resident of Newburyport with occupation of weaver. Mustered out 18 Sep 1865 after defending the defenses around Washington, DC.  The 1860s Census has him living in Newburyport as a mill operative.  He was born in Manchester, England the son of Robert & Elizabeth Slater.  He died 1872 or 1892 as his wife Elizabeth filed for a widow’s pension in Sept 1872 (92? Not legible) App# 560591. Cert# 394377.

DoW      SLUCEMAN, Flavius   (AKA SOESMAN, Flavius A.) – enlisted 9 May 1861; he also shows a second enlistment date of 1 Jun 1861 at age 21 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Infantry out of Dover.  Mustered into service 8 Jun 1861 and left Portsmouth 20 June 1861.  He was wounded Jun 25 1862 at Fair Oaks, VA; re-enlisted and mustered in from Dover 19 Feb 1864 in D Company; again wounded June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.   Died of Wounds on 30 Jun 1864 at Philadelphia.   At the time of his enlistment he resided in Dover.  He was born in Maine; the 1850 census of Kennebunkport, ME lists his father as Eleazer J. (age 35) a mariner, and his mother Elisabeth B (age 32).  The 1891 Newmarket Advertiser lists him as from Newmarket.  He served with 6 Newmarket men in the same B Company: Joseph Chapman, George Demeritt, Patrick Henaghan (killed in action), Sewell Mitchell, and Ed and Horace Tuttle. (A). [See BIO]

SMART, George K. – enlisted 8 Aug 1862 at age 33 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  He was promoted to Full Corporal.  Received a Disability Discharge on 6 Feb 1863 at Falmouth, VA.  He was born about 1828 in Newmarket to John and Mehitable (Cheshwill) Smart; he resided and credited to Newmarket.   In 1860 he was a carpenter, married to Sarah (age 25), with two children Sarah (age 3) and George (age 1 month).  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a trader living in a house on Main Street. By 1900 the family had moved to Dover, living on West Concord St.

SMITH, Edward – 13th NH Infantry (No info available)

SMITH, George E. – enlisted 22 Oct 1861 in US Navy at Portsmouth as Acting Master Mate; commissioned to Full Acting Master on 28 Apr 1862; promoted to Full Acting Volunteer Lieutenant 27 Jul 1862.  He served upon the ships the U.S.S. “Shepherd”, “Knapp”, “Huntsville”, “Dictator” and the monitor “Monadnock”, and was discharged July 2, 1868 with a Captain’s rank. The 1860 census lists him living in Newmarket, age 22,  with an occupation as “a mate of a vessel”. The 1870 census lists him as a carpenter living in Newmarket,  married to Mary (age 25) with a son True (age 3).  His sister Sarah E. Smith was also living in town. He was born in Mass, but is claimed by Newmarket, for when but a child his widowed mother came here and made this their home.  [See BIO]

SMITH, Ossimus T. – enlisted 8 Aug 1862 at age 28 as a Corporal in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Received a Disability Discharge 1 Mar 1863 at Washington, D.C.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as Osemus T. Smith, an engineer, living at Kittredge Square.  Other spelling is Orsamus T. Smith (b.1834, d.1915)  parents were James Wiggin Smith and Mehitable Smart (granddaughter of Wentworth Cheswill)

DoD       SPRINGER, Charles L. (AKA Frank) — enlisted 29 Oct 1861 at age 18 as a Private in Company I, 8th Infantry. Mustered in on 20 Dec 1861.  Died of Disease 9 Jan 1863 at Baton Rouge, LA. Born in Brunswick, ME.  Resided in Newmarket.  Father was David Springer.

DoD       STEVENS,  Andrew J. – enlisted and mustered in 21 Oct 1861 at age 21 as a Private in Company I, 6th Infantry.  Promoted to Full Corporal, and to Full Sergeant.  Died of Disease 4 Feb 1865 at Anapolis.  He was a listed resident of Durham at his enlistment.  The 1860 census lists him living on a farm in Durham with Kate (age 49) And Mary (age 52), David A (age 17), Charles A (age 14), Albert H (age 12) And Ann M (age 10) in Durham.

STACKPOLE, John C.– (AKA John T. Stackpole) born in town, moved to Massachussetts,  and returned to live with his family briefly when he enlisted 21 Jan 1862 at age 35 as a 2nd Class Fireman in the US Navy at Portsmouth.  He served on the USS Kearsarge and was discharged 30 Nov 1864.  Navy records shows he received a pension in 1896.   (See BIO with Jeremiah Young & USS Kearsarge)    The 1860 census shows him in Andover, Mass, an iron moulder, married to Sarah, with two children (Elizabeth age 14, and George age 5).   That was 2 yrs before he enlisted. The family came to live with the grandparents for the yr he was in the Navy.   John and his wife moved back to Newmarket in 1892 and lived on Tasker Lane.  His wife died three years later, and he shortly thereafter moved to live with his daughter in Kittery.  He died in in Kittery  Jan 7, 1901.  Both he and his wife are buried at Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence, MA.

TAYLOR, Emery – enlisted 23 Jul 1862 at age 19 in Portsmouth as a Landsman in the US Navy Regiment.  Discharged 15 Oct 1863 at Boston.  Home of Record was Newmarket. He served on the U.S.S. “William G. Anderson”.  He was born May 1843 in Lowell, Mass. The 1860 census lists him at age 17 living at home with his parents Joseph & Celeste, and his siblings: Ida C. (9), and John W. (7).  March 18, 1865 he married Lottie Ann French in Newmarket. By 1870 he was a machinist in town living with Lottie and their son Charles (3).  The 1880 census has him listed, married, a servant-laborer living at the Watson residence in town, in 1900 he was a boarder, married and living in Lee.  By 1910 he was 66 yrs, disabled by heart disease diagnosed in 1908, a widower living at the National Soldier’s Home in Togas, Maine where he died in 1921 at age 80.  The nearest relative was his brother John W., working at the Waltham Watch Company, Waltham, Mass.

MIA       TAYLOR, George W. - enlisted 21 Oct 1861 at age 18 as a Private in Company D, 15th Infantry.  Mustered in 6 Oct 1862; mustered out 13 Aug 1863 as a Sergeant. Born in Northwood, resided in Newmarket and credited to Candia.  Re-enlisted 23 Mar 1864 as a Private in Company A, 1st NH Cavalry.  Mustered in 23 Mar 1864.  MIA 21 Dec 1864 from Lacey’s Springs, VA.  Gained From Missing, and mustered out 15 Jul 1865.

DoD       TAYLOR, William B. – enlisted 30 Aug 1862 at age 44 as a Private in Company D, 15th Infantry. Mustered in 3 Oct 1862.  Born in Northwood, resided in and credited to Newmarket. He was a watchman in the mills.  He died of disease on 5 Aug 1863 at Chicago, Ill.

KIA         TEBBETTS, GEORGE L. – enlisted 19 Sep 1861 at age 20 as a Private in Company K, 5th Infantry.  Mustered in 12 Oct 1861.  Born, resided and credited to Newmarket.   Killed In Action on 30 Jun 1862 by cannon shot at White Oak Swamp, VA.  (see BIO)

TOWLE, Benjamin N. - enlisted 11 Oct 1862 at age 33 as an Assistant Surgeon.  He  mustered in 11 Oct 1862 and commissioned in Company S, 15th Infantry; he mustered out Concord, NH on Aug 13 1863 with PO Address of Charlestown, MA.   Born in Freedom, NH 17 Jan 1829; he resided in Newmarket. Occupation at time of enlistment was Physician.  Per 1860 census: occupation=physician; personal worth = $650. [See BIO]

TOWLE, John Westley – enlisted and mustered in 13 Jul 1863 at age 30 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry; appointed 1st Sergeant; subsequently appointed as 1st Lieutenant on 9 Jul 1865.  Not mustered in as 1st Lt; mustered out as 1st Sergeant 20 Jul 1865, he was born in and resided in Newmarket.

TUTTLE, Charles W.  – enlisted 4th Massachusetts Regiment, Heavy Artillery. In the late summer of 1864 twelve unattached companies of heavy artillery were raised at large in various parts of Massachusetts for coast defense. They were numbered from 17 to 28 inclusive and were mustered into the service during the latter part of August to serve for one year. Their original rendezvous was at Galloup’s Island, Boston Harbor, and here they were organized and drilled. In September, they were sent to Washington to do garrison duty in the forts defending the capital until 17 Jun 1865, when its members were honorably mustered out of the United States service.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a mason living in a house on High Street.

TUTTLE, Edward G. – enlisted 27 May 1861 at age 24 as a Musician in Company B, 2nd Infantry. Promoted to Full Corporal 1 Dec 1861.  Wounded  5 May 1862  at Williamsburg, VA.  Discharged for wounds on 16 Aug 1862 at Philadelphia, PA as a Private.

TUTTLE, Freeman H.  -- enlisted 11 May 1861 at age 21 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Infantry.  He mustered in 1 Jun 1861.  He was wounded 25 Jun 1862 at Oak Grove, VA.  He transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps 15 Aug 1863; assigned to Company B, 1st Veterans Reserve Corps.  Discharged 10 Jun 1864 in Washington, D.C.  He was born and resided in Durham. When discharged he had a Newmarket PO Address.  The Newmarket Town directory of 1872 lists him as employed by NMCo and living in a house on High Street.  The 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $6 due to gunshot wound right arm and side.  He died 3 Feb 1909.  His obituary printed in the Newmarket Advertiser on Friday 5 Feb 1909 reads: Freeman H. Tuttle, a former Newmarket resident, died at Dover Wednesday, where he had been employed for several years.  His last illness was but a few days duration, kidney trouble being the cause of his death.  He was 68 years of age, and is survived by one son, F. Elmer Tuttle, of Everett, Mass., and one daughter, Miss Ella Tuttle, of this town.  Mr.Tuttle was a member of George A. Gay Post, No.18, G.A.R., of of Pioneer Lodge, No.1, Knights of Pythias of this town.  The funeral will be held at at Congregational church, Newmarket, Saturday afternoon, the Pythias taking charge of the services.

TUTTLE, Horace –enlisted 22 May 1861 at age 23 as a Private in Company B, 2nd Infantry.  Promoted to Full Corporal 1 Aug 1862; promoted to Full Sergeant 15 Jul 1863; and mustered out 21 Jun 1864.  He was born in Nottingham, and resided in Newmarket. (A)

KIA         TUTTLE, James M. – (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.

POW     TUTTLE, Woodbridge – enlisted 10 Dec 1861 at age 22 as a Private in Company L, 1st Cavalry Regiment Rhode Island.  Mustered in 27 Dec 1861.  Captured and pardoned Oct. 31, 1862, Mountville, Va.; captured June 18, 1863, near Middleburgh, Va.; pardoned 1863.  Appointed Sergeant and re-enlisted to Company L, 1st Cavalry Regiment New Hampshire on 7 Jan 1864 and mustered in Feb. 1, 1864.  Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant (as Company E) on 11 Aug 1864.  Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant (not mustered) on 10 Jun 1865.  He was born, resided and credited to Newmarket; when he Mustered out of Company L on 15 Jul 1865 at Cloud’s Mills, VA. He gave a Lowell, MA PO Address. He was a Mason and a member of Rising Star Lodge of Newmarket.  [see BIO]

VINCENT, Richard  H.– (AKA Richard M. Varney) enlisted 25 Apr 1861 at age 31 as a Private in Company B, 1st Infantry. Mustered out 9 Aug 1861 Concord, NH.  He re-enlisted 13 Feb 1862 as a Private in Company K, 2nd Infantry.  Mustered in 28 Feb 1862.  Re-enlisted 19 Feb 1864.  He was born in Sandwich or Conway, resided in both Manchester and Newmarket; credited to Newmarket.  He died of disease 20 May 1865 in Newmarket. (A) (X)

WATSON, John H. — enlisted 15 May 1861 at age 21 as a Landsman in US Navy Regiment at Portsmouth.  Mustered out 20 June 1862.  Born about 1840.

WATSON, Joseph – enlisted 13 Aug 1862 at age 31 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry.  Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  Reported as Deserted 19 Jan 1863 near Alexandria, VA.  He reported 29 Dec 1863 to Concord.  Dishonorably Discharged 14 May 1864 and sentenced to 3 years hard labor at Norfolk, VA.  Sentence was remitted by Special Order No. 379, War Department – Adjt. General’s Office on 18 Jul 1865.  He was born, resided and credited to Newmarket.  (The Town directory of 1872 lists a farmer – Joseph S. Watson – living on Bayside).

WATSON, Josiah – enlisted 13 Aug 1862 at age 19 as a Private in Company I, 11th Infantry.  Born in Newmarket; credited to South Newmarket; mustered in 2 Sep 1862;  he was wounded severely 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania VA; mustered out 4 Jun 1865 with a P.O. address Newmarket. The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a laborer living in house on Haley Avenue.  The 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $2 since Mar 1867 due to gunshot wound left thigh.

WEYMOUTH, Charles J. (AKA Calvin H.) enlisted and mustered in on 30 Mar 1864 at age 32 as a Private Company D, 5th Regiment.  He transferred to Company B on 20 Nov 1864. He received a disability discharge 7 Jun 1865.  He was born in Clinton, Maine and his service was credited to Newmarket.  Upon his release he had a Concord NH & Great Falls address.  Newmarket’s Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $3.75 due to gunshot wound left leg.

WILD, Francis (AKA Joseph E.) – enlisted 7 Aug 1862 at age 25 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry – as a substitute. Mustered in 19 Sep 1862.  He deserted 4 Oct 1862 at Camp Chase, OH.  He was born in England, resided and credited to Newmarket.  On 26 Sep 1860 he married Margret Gallin in Newmarket, he was residing in town and is listed in the 1860 census as an operative in the Cotton mill.  As written in the History of the 13th New Hampshire …“1863-Nov. 23. Francis Wild, a nimble little Englishman, enlisted in Company E, and deserted soon after our Regiment came into Virginia. Now he has the inestimable cheek to write to one of his old comrades in Co. E that he has in all enlisted six times, six times received his bounties, and has just got safely out of his sixth desertion!…”  [see BIO]

DoD       WILLAND, Andrew J. – enlisted 21 May 1861 at age 27 in Company K, 2nd Infantry.  He mustered in at Portsmouth on 8 Jun 1861 as a Private.  He was born in Newmarket, and he died of disease on 6 Jul 1862 at Bottom’s Bridge, Va.  (A)

POW,   DoD        WILLEY, Charles H. — enlisted 21 Oct 1861 at age 33 as Corporal in Company C, 6th Infantry.  Mustered in 27 Nov 1861.  Promoted to Full Sergeant.  Died of Disease as a POW 23 Dec 1864 at Salisbury, NC. (A) Family lore tells that Charles Henry was granted a leave and he walked home to NH to visit his family.  Along the way, he found a pistol used by a Confederate soldier which he picked up and carried home with him.  After returning to duty, he was captured and died in a Southern Prison Camp in NC. The pistol was passed through the family and is now in the possession of Richard S. Willey in safe keeping for his son, Richard A. Willey. [See BIO]

WILLEY, Nathaniel – (AKA WHILLEY, Nathaniel) – enlisted 10 May 1861 for 3 months at age 45 as a Private in Company D, 2nd Infantry.  Not mustered in; but paid by the State.  He re-enlisted 10 May 1861 for 3 yrs, mustering in 1 Jun 1861 as a Private.  He was born in Wheelock, VT, and resided in Newmarket.  He received a Disability Discharge 26 Mar 1863 at Newark, NJ.  He re-enlisted and mustered in 29 Mar 1864 at age 48 as a Private in Company E, 13th Regiment, NH Veteran Reserves Corps.  Discharged 15 Nov 1865 Boston, MA.  He married Sarah Ann Wilcomb in 1868.  They had one child and resided in town; he died 9 Mar 1889 in Newmarket. (A)

WYMAN, Richard E. — enlisted 18 Sep 1862 at age 22 as a Private in Company D, 15th Infantry. Mustered in 8 Oct 1862; transferred to Company F 12 Nov 1862.  Mustered out 13 Aug 1863.  He was born in Limerick, ME; resided in and credited to Newmarket .  He re-enlisted 4 Jan 1864 as a Private for 3 yrs with Company 4, 1st Maine Mounted Artillery.  He mustered in 16 Jan 1864.  Deserted 13 May 1865 at Fairfax Court House, VA.  .

YOUNG, John T.– enlisted 5 Aug 1862 at age 19 as a Private in Company E, 13th Infantry,  Received a Disability Discharge on 27 Oct 1863 at Portsmouth, VA.  Born in Kittery, resided in Newmarket, but credited to Durham.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a butcher living in a house on Austin’s Court.

YOUNG, Jeremiah – enlisted 18 Jan 1862 at age 29 in Portsmouth for 3 years as a 1st Class Fireman in the US Navy Regiment. Discharged 30 Nov 1864.  His home of Record was Newmarket upon enlistment, and his first name is listed as Jere.  His pension application shows he was on board the U.S.S. “Kearsarge”, he also served on the “Ohio”.  He was  discharged 30 Nov 1864, from “Kearsarge,” term expired.  First engagement - Sinking the “Alabama” at Cherbourg France on the English Channel on 4 Jun 1864.  He was born April 1832 to Nathaniel and Mary (Cram) Young in Newmarket.  The Town directory of 1872 lists him as a grain dealer living in a boarding house in Creighton Street.  He married Emma A. Sherburne 27 Jan 1875 in Boston.  According to the 1880 census he was 48 years old, an iron machinist, married to Emma (age 39) and they had a son Lewis (age 5).   The Jan 1883 Pension Rolls indicates he received a monthly pension of $3 due to a hand injury.  [See BIO].  Young committed suicide in 9 May 1895 with a gunshot wound to the head.  He had been mentally unstable in the past to the point of confinement.  At the time of his death at age 63, he had possessed quite a bit of property, and was having legal problems. He was living at the top of the hill on Elm Street.   He left a widow and two sons, Lewis (age 20)  and Nathaniel (age 12).  Jeremiah’s older brother Joseph (age 75) died three months later.  His wife Emma died 2 Feb 1942 in Portsmouth, she was buried in Newmarket.

 

 

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