Diaries

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    Charles C. Marshall (1844 Sutton NH-1927 Boscawen NH) was the son of William H. Marshall (1811-1877) and Mary Gould Hart (1817-1903). He was the third of nine children. He enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 1st Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteer Calvery on 29 July 1864 and was mustered…
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    Brownlow “Brownie” Leighton Thompson (1909-1998) and Dorothea “Dot” [Martin] Thompson (1911-1992) were square, contra, and round dance callers and dance historians from North Conway, New Hampshire. They were active for over 50 years within the…
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    George Frank C. Andrews was born in New Boston, NH in 1844, son of Issachar Andrews and Elizabeth L. Lull. He enlisted on September 17, 1862 at age 18. He served in Company G of the 16th New Hampshire regiment until his discharge on August 20, 1863. He died at home in New Boston two weeks later on…
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    Drs. Lorus and Margery Milne were an eminent husband-and-wife team, who worked together as biologists, teachers, writers, lecturers, and experts on ecology. This collection has been roughly sorted by subject.
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    David W. Hill was born in Swanzey, N. H. on April 4, 1838 (1837?), the son of David Hill, a veteran of the War of 1812, and Keziah Franklin Hill. He died 28 February 1931. David W. Hill’s diary entries run from January 1858 until January 1863 and…
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    Samuel Wilkinson was born in South Berwick, ME and resided in Somersworth, NH (formerly known as Great Falls) where he married Julia A Davis, of Somersworth, on July 12, 1860. Wilkinson enlisted on Sept 4, 1861, mustered in Sept 18, 1861 as a private…
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    14th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment was an infantry regiment that participated in the American Civil War. It was the last three-year regiment raised in New Hampshire, serving from September 24, 1862 to July 8, 1865. A small (2.5″ x 3.25″) diary for…
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    Charles O. Moulton (1835-1898) of Pembroke, New Hampshire, enlisted as a private with the Abbott Guard on April 22, 1861. On July 12, 1861 he was discharged and he then re-enlisted with others to form part of Company I, 2nd Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry under the command of…
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    Cavalryman from Illinois with family ties to N.H. Hall was born in Epsom, N.H. on April 23, 1834, the son of Benjamin Hall and Polly Wells. The date of his departure for Illinois is unknown, but his marriage to Sarah J. Poynter (born 1837 in Bond County, IL) must have taken place there because no…
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    James W. Carr was a captain in C Company of the Second Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteers during the Civil War. He would become a lieutenant colonel before his discharge on June 21, 1864. Born in Poplin (Fremont), New Hampshire in 1825, Carr…
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    Martin Snow, Civil War sailor, was born in Boston, Mass. in 1839 and died in Blair, Neb. in 1891. He married Caroline Augusta Barker in 1860 and was buried in Pittsfield, N.H., where he once lived and where his daughter, Lena Snow Sargent, resided. Contains a 92-page diary kept by Martin Snow from…
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    Howard M. Hanson (1835-1909) was born in Lebanon, Maine. A resident of Somersworth, New Hampshire, Hanson joined the Ninth New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment on June 28, 1862. Hanson was mustered in as a commissary sergeant on August 6, 1862. Following…
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    George B. Gordon, a sailor from Beverly, MA, served aboard the U.S.S. Savannah during the Civil War and on various ships afterwards. He may have been George Bartlett Gordon (1815-1892). Diary kept between 1864 and October 1870 that describes the Union blockade of the Gulf coast of Florida and…