Personal War Sketches
Rochester NH Civil War Service Roll (Sampson Post No. 22)

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Preface

 

This volume is designed to contain the record of the war services 1861-1865 of the living and deceased members of this Post; the living to certify to the statement of their services, and the facts relating to the dead to be certified to by the Post Historian.

            The supplementary part of the Volume is for a continuance of the personal sketches as occasion may require in the opinion of the Post Historian also for the preservation of the names and record of other soldiers or sailors who enlisted from the immediate locality.

            Resolution pages are provided for containing the resolutions passed by the Post upon the death of a member.

            Record of burial pages are intended for the comrades of the Post and also for the names of all soldiers & sailors whose graves the Post may decorate from year to year.

            Record of presentation page is designed to contain the action of the Post upon receipt of the Volume.

            The Post should obtain permission of the donors for the insertion of a personal sketch, blank pages being provided for that purpose.  A sketch of the person after whom the Post is named should also be prepared.

            When the Post shall have surrendered its charter this Volume can be preserved by the local municipality, if a suitable depository for safe keeping is provided, or it can be preserved in the archives of the State.

            The Volume is respectfully dedicated to the last surviving comrade of the Post by the Author

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Record of Presentation and Acceptance

 

This volume was presented to the Post on the sixth day of January, 1893.  The presentation speech was made by Mrs. H.L. Worcester and the Volume was accepted on behalf of the Post by Comrade Horace L. Worcester.


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Historical Sketch of the Post

            The Grand Army of the Republic was organized with three distinct objects.  First, to gather into one brotherhood all soldiers and sailors who assisted in putting down the Rebellion of 1861-5, this object expressed in the single word “Fraternity”.  Second, to assist all needy comrades, or the widows or orphans of such, by sympathy, money or other material aid, whether members of the Grand Army or not, the object being embodied in the word “Charity”.  Third, to inculcate a love and devotion to our country and our flag, so that men would prefer to lay down their lives for their country rather than tolerate its dishonor, dismemberment or degeneration, and this object is compressed into the single word “Loyalty”.  With these objects in view the Grand Army adopted as its motto the three words “Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty”.

            The idea of an order composed entirely of soldiers and sailors of the war of the Rebellion was conceived in the mind of Dr. B.F. Stephenson of Springfield, Ill., and the first post was organized at Decatur, Ill. April 6, 1866 and the second post was instituted at Springfield, Ill. a few days later.  A Department Convention was held July 12, 1866 at Springfield, and the first Department was organized with Gen. John M. Palmer as Department Commander.  Dr. Stephenson issued orders as Commander-in-Chief and carried the organization of posts into other states, with such success that a National Convention called Oct. 31, 1866 met at Indianapolis, Ind. On Nov. 20, 1866 with representatives from Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana and the District of Columbia, and the National Encampment was formed with Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut of Ill. As Commander-in-Chief, followed by Gen. John A. Logan, elected Commander-in-Chief at the second National Encampment held at Philadelphia, Jan. 15, 1868.  From this time the organization proceeded slowly, till the public mind was disabused of a false notion then prevalent that the Grand Army was a political organization whose object was the control of the government.  Later, posts were instituted in nearly every loyal state in the Union, and in June 30, 1898 consisted of a National Encampment, 45 Department Encampments, 7213 posts and 305603 members.

            Sampson Post No. 22, G.A.R., department of New Hampshire, was instituted in Rochester Feb. 18, 1870, nearly four years after the first post was organized and nearly threer years after the organization of the first National Encampment.  It was named after Lt. John Calvin Sampson, a brave and fearless soldier who lost his life at the Explosion fo the Mine, Petersburg, Va. July 30, 1864.  The Post was organized with thirty charter members, the following officers being the first elected:

 

Commander, Noah Tebbetts,

S.V.C. Edward F. Ricker, J.V.C. John F. Billings,

Adj. James Howell, Q.M. Osmon B. Warren,

Surgeon Betton W. Sargent, Chaplain Josiah L. Rollins

Serg’t Major Wilbur F. Warren, Q.M. Serg’t. Cyrus R. Brackett,

O.D. Edward Horney, O.G. James H. McCrillis

 

The first meetings of the Post were held in a hall in the upper story of McDuffer Block, but the increase in membership was so rapid that in a year or two the accommodations were wholly inadequate.  After occupying in turn several halls and rooms, in 1886 the entire upper story of Cocheco Block was leased, and since then these commodious quarters have been the home of the Post, furnishing the comrades with a large, comfortable hall, a spacious banquet room and ample ante-rooms.  These quarters are also occupied by the Post’s auxiliary organizations, the Womans Relief Corps, consisting of 96 members, and the Sons of Veterans with a present membership of 32.  Since organizing 195 members have been enrolled of which number about 45 have died.  In 1874, the interest in the organization had decreased here as elsewhere and it was considered advisable to re-organize.  A new charter was obtained Dec. 30, 1874, since which time the order has been kept alive, though at times through the efforts of a very few.  At the present time there are about 60 members, and a good degree of interest manifested, meetings being held regularly semi-monthly.

            Memorial day has always been observed.  For several years in its early history the Post was enabled to conduct suitable services by the aid of generous subscriptions obtained mainly through the efforts of Hon. James H. Edgerly, who in common with many other prominent citizens, took an active interest in its welfare.  Later, the town appropriated $100 annually for this purpose, and after Rochester became a city in 1892, this amount was increased to $150_ annually.  The work of relief has been large and Sampson Post has dealt liberally with needy and deserving comrades and families of those who once wore the Blue.  Its charity has not been confined to its own membership, however, the books of the Post showing a larger amount expended for the aid of worthy persons not connected with the Post than for the assistance of its own members.  Funds for this purpose have been obtained through the means of Fairs and other entertainments, and the citizens of the city have never failed to respond liberally to appeals in its behalf.  At the present time the relief fund of the Post amounts to $1000_, the interest of which can be applied to any worthy object for which the Post may see fit to vote.  A great deal of charitable work has also been done without drawing on the funds held for that purpose, by the private and voluntary contributions of individual members.  Much valuable aid and assistance has also been rendered by the Womans Relief Corps, including the furnishing of a room at the Soldiers’ Home, Tilton, N.H.  In 1871, a Soldiers’ Monument was erected on the Common, the dedicatory exercises being held under the Post’s auspices Sept. 6.  Largely through the efforts of its members the Monument was re-modeled and on May 30, 1885 was re-dedicated under the direction of the G.A.R.

            The four cannon near the Monument were applied for on suggestion of Cyrus K. Sanborn, Esq., and were given by Act of Congress to the Post, and by it to the town.

            Sampson Post attended the National Encampment of the G.A.R. at Portland, Me. in 1885 accompanied by the American Band whose services were paid for by the citizens, and of Boston in 1890.  The Post was also at the Soldiers’ Reunion at Manchester, and in 1884 and 1886, at the Reunion at Weirs.  It has also been present on other patriotic and military occasions, notably at dedications of Soldiers’ Monuments at Dover, Portsmouth and Farmington.

            The Annual Camp Fire of the Post is an occasion of great interest, not only to the comrades who composed it, but to its numerous friends as well.  Then, as on other suitable occasions, its members have sought to practice as well as teach the great lessons of its motto – “Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty.”


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Personal Sketch of

Hon. Edwin Wallace


            Edwin Wallace was born in the town of Berwick, Maine January 5, 1823, being a son of Rev. Linzey and Abigail (Gowell) Wallace.  His father, who was of Scottish descent, came to Berwick as a Methodist preacher from Littleton, N.H. when about twenty one years of age.

            The early life of Edwin Wallace, together with that of his twin brother Ebenezer, was spent on a farm which his mother had inherited from her father.  These years were devoted to hard labor, the farm being large and rather unproductive.  Although the district school was all the educational advantages he could have at home, he made great progress in his studies, and in the course of time became more proficient than the teachers employed in his district.  For several terms he taught in a neighboring district, among his pupils there being several older than himself from his own district.  Desiring a better education than the schools of his own town afforded, after becoming of age, he, with his brother went to Phillips Academy, Exeter, taking the full course of three years.  While here, they met their expenses by tanning calf skins during the hours that could be spared from school duties.  This was the beginning of the industry in which they later amassed such colossal fortunes.  After completing his studies at Exeter, Edwin returned home, working on the farm summers and teaching in the neighboring towns in the winter, receiving for the latter about thirty-five dollars per month which was the highest price paid in these districts in those times.  Later while his brother was gold mining in California he engaged in the leather industry in Rochester.

            The firm of E. G. and E. Wallace was established in 1858 for the manufacture of leather.  At the beginning of the war, the market suddenly failing them, they decided to use up the stock themselves, and thus began shoe making.  This industry, with a small beginning, employing only six to eight men, has grown to enormous proportions, having long been the largest in the state and one of the largest in the country.  Their business has for many years been the mainstay of Rochester, furnishing employment to many hundreds of people, and turning out about four thousand pairs of shoes daily.

            Edwin Wallace was a man always closely devoted to his business, attending carefully to details, all his dealings being characterized by enterprise, energy, sound judgment and unwavering integrity.  One incident illustrates his characteristic energy, and uprightness in dealing with others.  At the very commencement of his business career, having become financially embarrassed on account of the failure of parties who owed him considerable sums, his principal creditors voluntarily offered to settle with him for fifty cents on a dollar.  But he firmly refused, saying that every man should be paid in full, and so managed that every demand was met without a single note going to protest.

            Although little inclined to political life or political aspirations, he was elected a member of the state Legislature in 1870, and in the following year of the Senate being appointed on quite important committees, on several of which he was chairman.  Mr. Wallace probably might have been governor of New Hampshire had he cared for the honor, as his name was frequently mentioned in that connection.

            He was President of the Rochester Loan and Banking Co., organized in 1886 and re-organized in 1888 under a State charter until the time of his death.  He was also a member of Humane Lodge A. F. and A.M. from May 18, 1850.

            During the last few years of his life his health became somewhat impaired, particularly after his brother’s death in August 1893, and the winter of 1893-4 was spent with his family at the Bermuda Islands.  On Monday, Oct. 29, 1894 he died at his residence on Common St., the immediate cause of his death being hemorrhage of the stomach, and his final illness being less than twenty four hours duration.  He was twice married and a son, a daughter and a grand-daughter survive him.

            His death was a great loss in many ways to the city in which for more than thirty five years his business interests were indentified and with the growth and prosperity of which his career was so closely connected.


   
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Personal Sketch of

Lieutenant John Calvin Sampson

 

Lieutenant John Calvin Sampson, after whom Sampson Post is named, was the son of Mr. Luther Sampson and was born in Dover, N.H. Dec. 1, 1839, removing to Rochester at the age of eighteen.  Being somewhat acquainted with a seaman’s duty, having been to Europe twice as a sailor before he was seventeen, he first entered the U.S. service by enlisting as Able Seaman at Charlestown, Mass. May 4, 1861 and served one year on board the U.S. Man of War “Bainbridge” off the harbor of Aspinwall.  August 1, 1862 he re-enlisted as Sergeant in Co. H Ninth N.H. Vols.  By strict attention to the duties of the camp he immediately came into favor with his superior officers and on April 1, 1863 was promoted 2nd Lieutenant, filling the position with much ability and to entire satisfaction.

            In consequence of the marked heroism, the daring gallantry and determined fearlessness he had constantly exhibited, accompanied by such inspiring enthusiasm and admirable ability, he was promoted Jan. 1, 1864 to the responsible post of 1st Lieutenant Co. E, not from any solicitation on his part or through the exertions of his friends, but solely and simply because his meritorious, large hearted and clear headed action made him the recipient of the honor.  How nobly and bravely he did his duty, many serious and severe conflicts from South Mountain to the bloody and disastrous battle-field where he so heroically laid down his life can abundantly testify!  When at home on a furlough, learning that his Regiment was about to go to the front, he hastened back before his time had expired.

            Lieut. Sampson participated in the following engagements with the enemy: South Mountain, Antietam, White Sulphur Springs, Fredericksburg, Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Tolopotomy, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor and Siege of Petersburg.

            On the morning of July 30, 1864 within two hours of the Explosion of the Mine at Petersburg he was killed while engaged in a charge on the enemy’s works.  His body, recovered under a flag of truce, was found within the rebel entrenchments, pierced by two minie balls, one through his lungs and the other through his abdomen, besides having his right leg torn off by the explosion of a shell.  On Saturday, August 6, his body was received in Rochester and on the following day was buried with both Masonic and military honors, the former conducted by Humane Lodge under Franklin McDuffee, Worshipful Master, the latter by Strafford Guards of Dover under Lieut. Vittum.

            “All who knew him speak in terms of unfeigned praise of his rare personal merits, his excellence of character, his pleasing modest demeanor, his warm, generous-hearted friendship, his determined patriotism and unflinching bravery.”


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  Last Name               Abbott

  First Name               Alexander

  Middle Name          L.

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  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Dover, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service May 10, 1861.  Was mustered in

  Service                       June 1, '61 as Private in Co. D, Second N.H. Vol. Infantry. 

                                       Discharged Sept. 21, 1862 by reason of disability.Re-enlisted

                                       March 29, 1864 as Private in Co. E, Thirteenth Reg't Veteran

                                       Reserve Corps.  Discharged at Boston, Mass. Nov. 30, 1865.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Alexander L. Abbott joined Sampson Post

                                        No. 22, Department of N.H. March 6, 1885.

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  Last Name               Austin

  First Name               David

  Middle Name

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  Date of Birth           December 31, 1826

  Place of Birth          Berwick, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         First entered the service May 16, 1861 at Boston, Mass. In the

  Service                       Navy as landsman, and served on the U.S. Ships "Ohio," "Mass."

                                       "Wanderer" and "Marion," holding the office of Quarter-master on

                                       board the "Wanderer."  Was discharged June 23, 1862 at

                                       Charlestown Navy Yard by reason of expiration of term of service.

                                        Re-enlisted August 29- 1864 for two years as Ordinary Seaman,

                                       serving on the U.S.S. "Vandalia", "Colorado" and "Hope".  He

                                       participated in the engagement at Fort Fisher, N.C. and and

                                       received final discharge at Brooklyn Navy Yard Sept. 26, 1865

                                       from the U.S. Ship "Vermont" by reason of reduction of naval

                                       force.Died July 31, 1895.


  Certification            We certify that Comrade David Austin joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. May 18, 1888.

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  Last Name               Avery

  First Name               Frank

  Middle Name          L.

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  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Barnstead, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Belknap

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service April 24, 1861.  Mustered in May 2d

  Service                       as Private in Co. B, First N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Discharged August 9,

                                       1861 by reason of expiration of term of service.  Re-enlisted Sept.

                                       21, 1861 in Co. D, Fifth N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Mustered in as

                                       Corporal Oct. 23.  Captured June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor, Va. and

                                        afterwards released.Discharged Oct. 29, 1864 by reason of

                                       expiration of term of service.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Frank L. Avery joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. December 19, 1879.


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  Last Name               Beecher

  First Name               John

  Middle Name

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  Date of Birth           August, 1821

  Place of Birth          San Coburg, Germany

  County of Birth

  Description of         First entered the service Oct. 14, 1862, as Corporal in Co. I, 15th

  Service                       N.H. Vols.  He was mustered out Aug. 13, 1863, and at once re-

                                       enlisted as a substitute in Co. E 5th Reg't.  Transferred to the

                                       Navy April 21, 1864.Comrade Beecher died at Togus, Maine,

                                       Dec. 19, 1893, and was buried in cemetery connected with the

                                       Soldier's Home at that place.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John Beecher joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. February 18, 1870.

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  Last Name               Bennett

  First Name               George

  Middle Name          A.

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  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Salem, Massachusetts

  County of Birth     Essex

  Description of         Entered the U.S. service August 21, 1862 as Private in Co. A,

  Service                       Fiftieth Mass. Vol. Infantry.Discharged August 14, 1864.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade George A. Bennett joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. March 6, 1885.


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  Last Name               Berry

  First Name               Alonzo

  Middle Name          F.

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  Date of Birth           November 11, 1846

  Place of Birth          Strafford, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         First entered the service at Manchester, N.H. Nov. 16, 1861 as

  Service                       Private in co. G, Eighth N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Participated with his

                                       regiment in the following engagements: Georgia Landing, Fort

                                       Bisland, Siege of Port Hudson, Natchitoches, Crump's Hill,

                                       Wilson's Farm, Sabine Cross Roads, Cane River, Moneti's Bluff,

                                       Bayou Rapids, Snaggy Point, Alexandria, Marksville, Bayou de

                                       Glaize and Yellow Bayou.  Was confined in hospital at Baton

                                       Rouge from Oct. 1862 to Jan. 1863.  Reported by Capt. Lyman

                                       Lock to be the first man to fire on the enemy at Port Hudson.  Had

                                       one horse shot at Port Hudson May 25, '63 and one at Sabine

                                       Cross Roads April 8, 1864.Discharged at Concord, N.H. Jan.

                                       17, 1865 by reason of expiration of term of service.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Alonzo F. Berry joined Sampson Post No.

                                        22, Department of N.H. August 7, 1885.


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  Last Name               Bigelow

  First Name               John

  Middle Name          C.

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  Date of Birth           January 10, 1842

  Place of Birth          Smithfield, Maine

  County of Birth     Somerset

  Description of         First entered the service at South Norridgewock, Maine, Dec. 3,

  Service                       1861 as Private in Co. D Thirteenth Maine Vol. Infantry.  The first

                                       battle in which he was engaged was at Sabine Cross Roads, La. 

                                       Also participated in battles at Pleasant Hill, Cana River, and

                                       skirmishes at Marshall Plains, La. Martinsburg and Cedar Creek,

                                       Va. and at the taking of Ford Brown at Brownsville, Texas.  Was

                                       confined in St. James Hospital, New Orleans, La. and in Paterson

                                       Park Hospital, Baltimore, Md.  Discharged at Augusta, Maine Jan.

                                       6, 1865 by reason of expiration of term of service.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John C. Bigelow joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. June 29, 1888.

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  Last Name               Billings

  First Name               John

  Middle Name          F.

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  Date of Birth           September 16, 1832

  Place of Birth          North Berwick, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         Commander of Sampson Post for 1876, 1877 and 1878.For War

  Service                       Sketch see page 52.

  Certification


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  Last Name               Billings

  First Name               John

  Middle Name          F.

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  Date of Birth           September 16, 1832

  Place of Birth          North Berwick, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service at Lynn, Mass. July 5, 1861 in Co.

  Service                       C. Fourteenth Mass. Vol. Infantry which was re-organized in about

                                       six months to the First Mass. Heavy Artillery.  Served in the 2nd,

                                       3d, and 22nd Army Corps.  Was promoted Corporal in 1863.  He

                                       received a flesh wound in the left side in his first engagement at

                                       Chapin's Farm near Spottsylvania.  He also participated in the

                                       battles of North Anna River, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, but

                                       without injury although his clothing revealed fourteen bullet holes.

                                        Was discharged July 7, 1864 at Petersburg at the expiration of

                                       three years service, his papers being signed by Gen. Hancock.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John F. Billings joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. February 18, 1870.  Held offices of

                                       Commander for 1876, 1877 and 1878.


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  Last Name               Blackmar

  First Name               Charles

  Middle Name          Edward

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  Date of Birth           March 6, 1833

  Place of Birth          Somersworth, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         Entered the service at Concord, N.H. August 1, 1862 as Sergeant

  Service                       in Co. H, 9th N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Oct. 31, 1863 he was transferred

                                       to 19th Co. (became 88th Co.) 2nd Batt. Veteran Reserve Corps.

                                       He was engaged in battles at South Mountain, Antietam,

                                       Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg and Jackson.He

                                       was confined in Washington Park Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio for

                                       several months and was discharged at that place August 11th

                                       1864 by reason of Surgeon's certificate of disability.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Charles E. Blackmar joined Sampson

                                       Post No. 22, Department of N.H. 1870.

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  Last Name               Blackmar

  First Name               George

  Middle Name          A.

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  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Rochester, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service July 1, 1862 as Private in Co. K, Thirty-

  Service                       fifth Mass. Vol. Infantry.Discharged Dec. 1, 1863 by reason of

                                       disability.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade George A. Blackmar joined Sampson

                                       Post No. 22, Department of N.H. 1871.


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  Last Name               Blaisdell

  First Name               Daniel

  Middle Name          G.

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  Date of Birth           September 14, 1840

  Place of Birth          Rome, Maine

  County of Birth     Kennebec

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service August 20, 1861.  Mustered in Aug.

  Service                       24, as Private in Co. I, Third N.H. Vol. Infantry.Re-enlisted and

                                       mustered in February 25, 1864.  The first battle engaged in was at

                                        James Island, S.C.  Was also in most of the other engagements in

                                        which his regiment participated.  Wounded in knee at Drury's Bluff

                                        and confined in hospital at Beaufort, S.C.Was Orderly for

                                       Gen. A.H. Terry two years and on August 25, 1864 was appointed

                                       Wagoner for the regiment.Discharged July 20, 1865 by reason

                                        of the close of the war.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Daniel G. Blaisdell joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. November 18, 1887.

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  Last Name               Blaisdell

  First Name               John

  Middle Name          W.

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  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Rochester, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service August 30, 1862.  Mustered in as

  Service                       Private in Co. I, Fifteenth N.H. Vol. Infantry Oct. 14, '62.Was

                                       wounded June 13, 1863 at Port Hudson, La.Discharged

                                       August 13, 1863.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John W. Blaisdell joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. April 7, 1893.


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  Last Name               Boody

  First Name               Sylvester

  Middle Name          O.

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  Date of Birth           May 13, 1832

  Place of Birth          Limington, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         Enlisted Sept. 10, 1862 at Portland, Maine as Private in Co. C,

  Service                       Twenty-seventh Maine Vols.  Was confined in a hospital at Camp

                                       Seward, Va. In November 1862.  He remained in the service

                                       beyond his period of enlistment for which he received a medal. 

                                       Discharged at Portland, Maine July 17, 1863, by reason of

                                       expiration of term of service.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Sylvester O. Boody joined Sampson Post

                                        No. 22, Department of N.H. August 15, 1884.

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  Last Name               Brackett

  First Name               Charles

  Middle Name          R.

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  Date of Birth           September 11, 1845

  Place of Birth          Somersworth, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service Sept. 3, 1861 and was mustered in

  Service                       Sept. 18, as Musician in Co. B, Fourth N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Re-

                                       enlisted Feb. 16, 1864 and was mustered in Feb. 28.

                                       Discharged August 23, 1865.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Charles R. Brackett joined Sampson Post

                                        No. 22, Department of N.H. February 18, 1870.


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  Last Name               Brackett

  First Name               Cyrus

  Middle Name

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  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Somersworth, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         Entered the U.S. service April 5, 1865 as Private in Co. K,

  Service                       Eighteenth N.H. Vol. Infantry, for one year.Discharged May 6,

                                       1865.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Cyrus Brackett joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. February 18, 1870.

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  Last Name               Brock

  First Name               Nicholas

  Middle Name

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  Date of Birth           October 1, 1823

  Place of Birth          Barrington, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         Enlisted as Private in Co. D, First N.H. Vol. Heavy Artillery at

  Service                       Rochester Sept. 4, 1864.  Was in defenses about Washington

                                       until June 10, 1865.  Was then transferred to Co. B, and stationed

                                        at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, N.H. at which place he was

                                       discharged Sept. 11, 1865, by reason of close of the war.Died

                                       of pneumonia Jan. 18, 1894, at Rochester, N.H.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Nicholas Brock joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. February 20, 1885.


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  Last Name               Brock

  First Name               Stephen

  Middle Name

  Image No                  161 LINK

  Page No                     161

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Stoughton, Massachusetts

  County of Birth     Norfolk

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. Service December 30, 1862 as Private in the

  Service                       Fifteenth Mass. Battery.Discharged August 1, 1865 by reason

                                       of Gen. Order No. 103, War Department.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Stephen Brock joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. February 22, 1884.

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  Last Name               Brown

  First Name               Abraham

  Middle Name          Shepard

  Image No                  239 LINK

  Page No                     239

  Date of Birth           December 19, 1827

  Place of Birth          Nottingham, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Rockingham

  Description of         Entered the service at Danbury, N.H. Aug. 15, 1862 as Private in

  Service                       Co. C, Twelfth N.H. Volunteer Infantry.  Was promoted Corporal

                                       Feb. 28, 1864.  Participated in the battles of Fredericksburg,

                                       Petersburg, Chapins Farm, Drury's Bluff, Chancellorsville and

                                       Cold Harbor.  He was wounded in the right ankle May 3, 1863 at

                                       Chancellorsville and confined in hospital at Alexandria about three

                                        months.Discharged at Richmond, Va. June 21, 1865 by

                                       reason of close of the war.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Abraham S. Brown joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. March 17, 1893.


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  Last Name               Burchstead

  First Name               Joseph

  Middle Name

  Image No                  130 LINK

  Page No                     130

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Salem, Massachusetts

  County of Birth     Essex

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service Sept. 2, 1864 as Private in Co. K, First

  Service                       N.H. Vol. Heavy Artillery.  Mustered in Sept. 17, '64.Discharged

                                        June 15, 1865 by reason of expiration of period of enlistment.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Joseph Burchstead joined Sampson Post

                                        No. 22, Department of N.H. September 13, 1877.

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  Last Name               Burke

  First Name               John

  Middle Name

  Image No                  55 LINK

  Page No                     55

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Ireland

  County of Birth

  Description of         Mustered into the U.S. service Dec. 26, 1863 as Private in Co. D.

  Service                       Sixth N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Was wounded at Petersburg, Va. June 17,

                                        1864 and captured by the enemy Oct. 1, 1864 at Poplar Springs

                                       Church, Va.  Afterwards released and finally discharged July 17,

                                       1865 by reason of close of the war

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John Burke joined Sampson Post

                                       February 18, 1870.


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  Last Name               Burnham

  First Name               Charles

  Middle Name          S.

  Image No                  152 LINK

  Page No                     152

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Wakefield, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Carroll

  Description of         Entered the U.S. service December 30, 1861 as Private in Co. I,

  Service                       Eighth N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Appointed Corporal.  Re-enlisted and

                                       mustered in Jan. 4, 1864.Transferred to Co. B, Vet. Batt'l

                                       Eighth N.H. Vol. Jan. 1, 1865.  Discharged Oct. 28, 1865.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Charles S. Burnham joined Sampson

                                       Post No. 22, Department of N.H. October 7, 1881.

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  Last Name               Butler

  First Name               George

  Middle Name          E.

  Image No                  56 LINK

  Page No                     56

  Date of Birth           May 9, 1846

  Place of Birth          Richmond, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Chesire

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service at Boston, Mass. Feb. 29, 1864 as

  Service                       Private in 16th Battery Mass. Light Artillery.Was chiefly

                                       engaged in guarding fort around Washington.  During the

                                       summer, contracted malarial fever and was confined in Camp

                                       Barry Hospital near Washington for about three months.  Was

                                       discharged from that place Oct. 16, 1864, by reason of disability.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade George E. Butler joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. February 18, 1870.


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  Last Name               Carroll

  First Name               Owen

  Middle Name

  Image No                  57 LINK

  Page No                     57

  Date of Birth           May 28, 1842

  Place of Birth          Ireland

  County of Birth

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service August 1864 at Portsmouth, N.H. as

  Service                       Landsman, serving on board the Ships "Vandalia," "Colorado" and

                                        "Montgomery."  Was engaged in the battle at Fort Fisher N.C.,

                                       the explosion of the magazine at that place Jan. 16th 1865 in

                                       which 25 Union soldiers were killed and 66 wounded, being the

                                       most important event connected with his service.Was

                                       discharged at Philadelphia, Penn. June 17th 1865 by reason of

                                       close of war, with rank of Landsman.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Owen Carroll joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. February 18th 1870.


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  Last Name               Chesley

  First Name               Benjamin

  Middle Name          F.

  Image No                  58 LINK

  Page No                     58

  Date of Birth           April 19, 1836

  Place of Birth          Barnstead, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Belknap

  Description of         First entered the service at Barnstead Aug. 11, 1862 in Co. B,

  Service                       Twelfth N.H. Vol. Infantry as Private.  The Regiment left Concord

                                       Sept. 27, 1862.  On account of exposure after a long march, was

                                       taken sick with jaundice and confined in Summit House Hospital,

                                       Philadelphia, Penn. nearly seven months.  By order of Surgeon

                                       J.B. Gibbons Hunt's Certificate of Disability, was discharged June

                                       16, 1863.  Re-enlisted at Gilmanton, N.H. August 29, 1864, in Co.

                                       D. First N.H. Vol. Heavy Artillery.  Mustered as Private at Concord,

                                       Sept. 4, 1864.  Was engaged in defenses about Washington, D.C.

                                        and received final discharge at that place June 15, 1865, by

                                       reason of Order No. 53, Headquarters Military Division by Geo. W.

                                        Colbath, Captain of Co. D at the close of the war.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Benjamin F. Chesley joined Sampson

                                       Post No. 22, Department of N.H. February 18, 1870.


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  Last Name               Chesley

  First Name               Lewis

  Middle Name          Alonzo

  Image No                  193 LINK

  Page No                     193

  Date of Birth           January 24, 1834

  Place of Birth          New Durham, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         He entered the U.S. service Sept. 14, 1861 at Concord, N.H. as

  Service                       Corporal in Co. H, Fifth N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Was promoted 2d

                                       Sergeant June 7, 1862.  Participated in the Battle of Fair Oaks,

                                       also in the Seven Day's Battle.Was confined in Mt. Pleasant

                                       Gen. Hospital, Washington, D.C. and was discharged November 3,

                                        1862, by reason of Surgeon's certificate of disability.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Lewis A. Chesley joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. October 2, 1885.


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  Last Name               Chessman

  First Name               John

  Middle Name          W.

  Image No                  157 LINK

  Page No                     157

  Date of Birth           July 3, 1831

  Place of Birth          Hingham, Massachusetts

  County of Birth     Plymouth

  Description of         First entered the service at Boston, Mass. Sept. 4, 1861, as

  Service                       Private in Co. H 1st Mass. Vol. Infantry, and was transferred to the

                                        16th Reg't Veteran Reserve Corps Nov. 15, 1863.  Discharged by

                                        reason of expiration of term of service Sept. 4, 1864.  Re-enlisted

                                        Nov. 3, 1864 in Co. A, 12th Veteran Reserve Corps, and was

                                       finally discharged at Harwood Gen. Hospital, Washington, D.C. by

                                       reason of surgeon's certificate of disability, Sept. 13, 1865.

                                       Was engaged in the following battles: Siege of Yorktown, where

                                       his regiment did the last night's picket duty, Williamsburg, Seven

                                       Pines, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Fredericksburg, Glendale,

                                       Malvern Hill, St. Mary's Heights, and Gettysburg.  Was wounded in

                                        left wrist at Gettysburg and sent to Satterlee Gen. Hospital, West

                                       Philadelphia, Penn.  Was also in Army Square, Stanton and

                                       Harwood Hospitals at Washington, D.C. about four months in

                                       1865.  The most important events in his service were the battle of

                                       Gettysburg and the Siege of Yorktown.  At the latter place his

                                       Company charged on and captured a rebel redoubt.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John W. Chessman joined Sampson Post

                                        No. 22, Department of N.H. April 20, 1883.


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  Last Name               Clark

  First Name               George

  Middle Name          D.

  Image No                  164 LINK

  Page No                     164

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Barnstead, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Belknap

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service Sept. 27, 1862 for nine months. 

  Service                       Mustered Oct. 15, '62 as Private in Co. G, Fifteenth N.H. Vol.

                                       Infantry.  Discharged August 13, 1863 by reason of expiration of

                                       term of enlistment.Died December 16, 1885.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade George D. Clark joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. May 19, 1884.

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  Last Name               Coffin

  First Name               H.

  Middle Name          M.

  Image No                  59 LINK

  Page No                     59

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth

  County of Birth

  Description of

  Service

  Certification            We certify that Comrade H.M. Coffin joined Sampson Post No. 22,

                                       Department of N.H. February 18, 1870.


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  Last Name               Colbath

  First Name               Nehemiah

  Middle Name

  Image No                  156 LINK

  Page No                     156

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Farmington, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         First enlisted May 4, 1861 for 3 months.  Not mustered in.  Re-

  Service                       enlisted May 17, '61.  Mustered in June 4, as Private in Co. F.

                                       Second N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Wounded August 29, 1862 at 2d Battle

                                       of Bull Run, Va.  Discharged June 21, 1864.Died at Dover

                                       March 9, 1893.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Nehemiah Colbath joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. February 1882.

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  Last Name               Colby

  First Name               Stephen

  Middle Name

  Image No                  82 LINK

  Page No                     82

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Rochester, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service Sept. 21, 1863 as Private in Co. D,

  Service                       First Minnesota Vol. Cavalry - Hatch's Independent Battalion. 

                                       Served on the plains of Dakota mostly against the Indians, and

                                       was discharged May 1, 1866.Died in Rochester June 1, 1881.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Stephen Colby joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. 1870.


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  Last Name               Collins

  First Name               James

  Middle Name

  Image No                  120 LINK

  Page No                     120

  Date of Birth           March 11, 1822

  Place of Birth          Tipperary, Ireland

  County of Birth     Tipperary

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service July 30, 1861 at Rochester as

  Service                       Private in Co. A, Fourth N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Left the State with his

                                       regiment Sept. 27, 1861, consitituting part of the expedition

                                       against Port Royal and Beaufort, S.C.  He was in a good many

                                       skirmishes, but the most serious one was when the railroad was

                                       cut between Charleston and Savannah at the Pocotaligo river

                                       where the loss was about 30 killed and wounded.  Discharged on

                                       account of disability at Beaufort Feb. 17, 1863.  Re-enlisted as

                                       Private in Co. K, Twelfth N.H. Vol. Infantry, Dec. 17, 1863. 

                                       Participated in the Battle of Drury's Bluff also at Cold Harbor

                                       where he was wounded by losing the first two fingers of the left

                                       hand, but remained on duty all the time.  An important event in his

                                       service was the driving of Jefferson Davis, as his reg't formed a

                                       part of the line in front of Richmond during the winter of 1864-5. 

                                       Discharged at Fort Monroe, Va. July 22, 1865 by reason of the

                                       close of the war.  Died Nov. 6, 1895.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade James Collins joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. November 8, 1871.


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  Last Name               Collins

  First Name               John

  Middle Name

  Image No                  108 LINK

  Page No                     108

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth

  County of Birth

  Description of         Entered the U.S. service Feb. 9, 1863 as Seaman on U.S.S.

  Service                       "Lafayette".Discharged May 6, 1864.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John Collins joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. April 7, 1871.

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  Last Name               Corson

  First Name               David

  Middle Name

  Image No                  220 LINK

  Page No                     220

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Lebanon, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         Entered the U.S. service February 28, 1864 as Private in Co. F

  Service                       Thirty-second Maine Vol. Infantry.Discharged May 3, 1865, by

                                       reason of the close of the war.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade David Corson joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. May 3, 1889.


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  Last Name               Dame

  First Name               Charles

  Middle Name          W.

  Image No                  37 LINK

  Page No                     17

  Date of Birth           January 22, 1841

  Place of Birth          Boston, Massachusetts

  County of Birth     Suffolk

  Description of         Commander of Sampson Post for 1881 and 1882.For War

  Service                       Sketch see page 140.

  Certification

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  Last Name               Dame

  First Name               Charles

  Middle Name          W.

  Image No                  140 LINK

  Page No                     140

  Date of Birth           January 22, 1841

  Place of Birth          Boston, Massachusetts

  County of Birth     Suffolk

  Description of         First entered the service Sept. 9, 1861 at Camp Chase, Lowell,

  Service                       Mass. in Co. K, Twenty-sixth Mass. Vol. Infantry.  (Co. K was

                                       consolidated with Co. B. some time in 1864.)  Was promoted

                                       Corporal June 10, 1863, and at the close of the war held rank of

                                       Acting Commissary Sergeant of the Twenty-sixth Mass. Veteran

                                       Vols.  Participated in the following engagements: La Fourche

                                       Crossing, La. Vermilionville and Opolusas, Opequan, Fisher's Hill

                                       and Cedar Creek.  Was confined for eight days in a hospital at

                                       New Orleans.Was discharged at Franklin, La. for re-enlistment,

                                        and received final discharge at Boston, Mass. Sept. 23, 1865, by

                                       reason of Circular No. 30, War Department.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Charles W. Dame joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. February 28, 1879.  Held offices of

                                       Commander for 1881 and 1882.


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  Last Name               Davidson

  First Name               Joseph

  Middle Name          L.

  Image No                  122 LINK

  Page No                     122

  Date of Birth           December 11, 1842

  Place of Birth          Cormersdale, Scotland

  County of Birth

  Description of         Enlisted at Portsmouth, N.H. June 19, 1862 as First Class

  Service                       Fireman; served on U.S. Gunboat "Sonoma" and while stationed

                                       on James River captured Spring-lock, Virginia, and Schooner

                                       "Clide".  Was at one time confined in hospital on board of ship by

                                       reason of injuries in left leg, head and right ear.  Important events

                                       in connection with his naval services were shelling Fort Sumter

                                       and Moultrie and chasing blockade runners and privateers.

                                       Discharged at Brooklyn, N.Y. June 13, 1865 by reason of the

                                       "Sonoma" going out of commission on account of the close of the

                                       war.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Joseph L. Davidson joined Sampson Post

                                        No. 22, Department of N.H. January 20, 1875.


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  Last Name               Davidson

  First Name               Newell

  Middle Name

  Image No                  104 LINK

  Page No                     104

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Newton, Massachusetts

  County of Birth     Suffolk

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service August 19, 1862. Mustered in Sept.

  Service                       12th as Private in Co. G, Twelfth N.H. Vol. Infantry.Captured by

                                        the enemy at Chancellorsville, Va. May 3, 1863, and afterwards

                                       escaped. Appointed Corporal Feb. 1, 1865.Mustered out June

                                       21, 1865.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Newell Davidson joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. January 6, 1871.

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  Last Name               Dennett

  First Name               Ira

  Middle Name          B.

  Image No                  40 LINK

  Page No                     20

  Date of Birth           October 30, 1836

  Place of Birth          Lyman, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         Commander of Sampson Post for 1886 and 1887, 1901 and 1902.

  Service                       For War Sketch see page 124.

  Certification


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  Last Name               Dennett

  First Name               Ira

  Middle Name          B.

  Image No                  124 LINK

  Page No                     124

  Date of Birth           October 30, 1836

  Place of Birth          Lyman, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service at Lowell, Mass. Oct. 8, 1861 as

  Service                       Private in Thirtieth Mass. Vol. Infantry.  Was promoted Corporal

                                       April 8, 1862, and Sergeant, Jan. 1, 1865.  Was first discharged at

                                        New Iberia, La. Jan. 1, 1864 by reason of re-enlistment and was

                                       finally mustered out of service July 5 - 1866, having served more

                                       than four years and eight months.  Participated in the Siege of

                                       Port Hudson, including the battles of May 27th June 11th and

                                       14th, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, and Cox Plantation, La.  Was

                                       slightly wounded at the latter place July 10, 1864 and at Fisher's

                                       Hill Sept. 22, 1864, Roper, Charlestown in 1866, and Regimental,

                                       at several different times.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Ira B. Dennett joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. February 10, 1875.  Held Offices of

                                       Commander for 1886 and 1887, 1901 and 1902.


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  Last Name               Dillingham

  First Name               John

  Middle Name          L.

  Image No                  197 LINK

  Page No                     197

  Date of Birth           September 6, 1825

  Place of Birth          Alfred, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         Entered the service at North Berwick, Maine Sept. 10, 1862 as

  Service                       Private in Co. B, Twenty-seventh Maine Vol. Infantry.  Was

                                       discharged July 17, 1863 by reason of expiration of term of

                                       service, having served one month and seven days longer than

                                       period of enlistment.  By request of Secretary Stanton, he, with

                                       about a third part of his Regiment remained in service until after

                                       the Battle of Gettysburg for which he received a medal from

                                       Congress for meritorious conduct.Died August 20 - 1900.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John L. Dillingham joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. May 21, 1886.


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  Last Name               Dore

  First Name               Charles

  Middle Name          H.

  Image No                  83 LINK

  Page No                     83

  Date of Birth           July 27, 1843

  Place of Birth          Alton, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Belknap

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service at Alton, N.H. May 4, 1861.  Mustered

  Service                       in June 4, '61 as Private in Co. F, Second N.H. Vol. Infantry.  Went

                                        to Washington about June 21, encamping there a few weeks. 

                                       Participated in the following battles:  1st Bull Run, Siege of

                                       Yorktown, Williamsburg, Oak Grove, Savage Station, Glendale,

                                       Malvern Hill, Bristoe Station, 2d Bull Run, Chantilly,

                                       Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.  Was wounded in the latter battle

                                        by a gunshot in the leg.  Was sent to Mc Kinis Gen. Hospital at

                                       Baltimore, Md. and later to the Jarvis Gen. Hospital in the same

                                       city.  Late in the autumn was sent to the Ladies' Home Hospital in

                                       N.Y. City and remained there until May '64 when he was sent to

                                       Concord, N.H. when on the 21st of June '64, he was discharged

                                       both by reason of expiration of term of service and disability.  His

                                       leg was amputated a few years later from cause of wound.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Charles H. Dore joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. 1870.


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  Last Name               Drew

  First Name               William

  Middle Name          H.

  Image No                  128 LINK

  Page No                     128

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Concord, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Merrimack

  Description of         Entered the U.S. service Sept. 20, 1864.  Mustered in Sept. 20 as

  Service                       Drummer in Co. D, Eighteenth N.H. Vol. Infantry.Discharged

                                       June 10, 1865 by reason of the close of the war.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade William H. Drew joined Sampson Post No.

                                        22, Department of N.H. September 13, 1877.

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  Last Name               Duncan

  First Name               Edwin

  Middle Name          A.

  Image No                  42 LINK

  Page No                     22

  Date of Birth           August 30, 1842

  Place of Birth          Kittery, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         Commander of Sampson Post for 1889 and 1893.For War

  Service                       Sketch see page 205.

  Certification


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  Last Name               Duncan

  First Name               Edwin

  Middle Name          A.

  Image No                  205 LINK

  Page No                     205

  Date of Birth           August 30, 1842

  Place of Birth          Kittery, Maine

  County of Birth     York

  Description of         Entered the State of Maine service April 13, 1861 at Fort

  Service                       McCleary, Kittery, Maine.  Was mustered into the U.S. service as

                                       Corporal in Co. K, Seventeenth Maine Vol. Infantry August 18,

                                       1862.  Promoted Color Sergeant July 2, 1863, on the field of

                                       Gettysburg: 1st Sergeant Dec. 14, 1863; 2d Lieutenant Jan. 18,

                                       1865, at which time he was transferred to Co. D; Brevet 1st

                                       Lieutenant April 9, 1865.  Was first discharged Jan. 18, 1865 near

                                        Petersburg, Va. for promotion, and was mustered as 2nd

                                       Lieutenant on the same day.  Received final discharge June 4,

                                       1865 at Camp near Allendale, Va. by reason of General Order No.

                                        26 Headquarters of Army of the Potomac, dated May 17, 1865.

                                       Participated in the following engagements:  Fredericksburg,

                                       Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Manassas Gap, Locust Grove, Mine

                                       Run, Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Po River, Spottsylvania Court

                                       House, Petersburg, Hatcher's Run and Little Sailor's Creek.

                                       Was wounded at Spottsylvania C.H. May 12, 1864, and at Little

                                       Sailor's Creek April 6, 1865.  Confined at Harwood Hospital,

                                       Washington, D.C., Fairfax Seminary, Va. and at the U.S. General

                                       Hospital, Augusta, Maine.His connection with the colors at

                                       Gettysburg and services as an officer in the spring campaign of

                                       1865, terminating in the surrender of Lee are considered the most

                                        important events in his service.He acted as Adjutant on the

                                       Grand Review at Washington May 23, 1865.  The records of the

                                       Adjutant General of Maine show but one other Brevet 1st

                                       Lieutenant with himself.Was one of six officers of the

                                       Seventeenth Maine brevetted and commissioned by the Presient

                                       for gallant and meritorious conduct in the spring campaign of

                                       1865, terminating in the surrender of Lee.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Edwin A. Duncan joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22 Department of N.H. November 18, 1887.  Held Offices of

                                       Commander for 1889 and 1893.


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  Last Name               Duntley

  First Name               Joseph

  Middle Name          H.

  Image No                  189 LINK

  Page No                     189

  Date of Birth           July 29, 1847

  Place of Birth          Milton, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         Entered the U.S. service at Milton, N.H. Aug. 20, 1863 as Private

  Service                       in Co. A, Fifth N.H. Vol. Infantry.Was engaged in skirmishes at

                                       Cold Harbor and Weldon R.R., and on June 18, 1864, was

                                       wounded by a bullet in the left arm near Petersburg, Va. Was

                                       confined in Portsmouth Grove Hospital R.I for about six months

                                       and in hospital at Manchester, N.H. about one month.

                                       Discharged at Concord, N.H. July 23, 1865 by reason of the close

                                       of the war.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Joseph H. Duntley joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. May 22, 1885.

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  Last Name               Edgerly

  First Name               Charles

  Middle Name          W.

  Image No                  48 LINK

  Page No                     28

  Date of Birth           January 18, 1828

  Place of Birth          Dover, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         Commander of Sampson Post for 1899 and 1900.For War

  Service                       Sketch see page 186.

  Certification


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  Last Name               Edgerly

  First Name               Charles

  Middle Name          W.

  Image No                  186 LINK

  Page No                     186

  Date of Birth           January 18, 1828

  Place of Birth          Dover, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         First entered the service at Rochester, N.H. August 10, 1862 as

  Service                       Captain, Co. H, Ninth N.H. Vol. Infantry.Participated in

                                       engagements at South Mountain; Antietam, White Sulphur Springs

                                       and Fredericksburg.  He resigned at Newport News, Va. his

                                       discharge dating from Feb. 27, 1863.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Charles W. Edgerly joined Sampson Post

                                        No. 22, Department of N.H. June 17, 1885.  Held offices of

                                       Commander for 1899 and 1900.


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  Last Name               Edgerly

  First Name               Thomas

  Middle Name          Herbert

  Image No                  101 LINK

  Page No                     101

  Date of Birth           April 3, 1844

  Place of Birth          Rochester, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service August 26th 1864 at Portsmouth

  Service                       N.H. as Landsman, serving on board the U.S. Ships "Colorado"

                                       and "Winona."  Was engaged in the battle at Fort Fisher, N.C.

                                       Dec. 23-25, 1864, participating also in its capture on the following

                                       January.  Was first promoted to Carpenter's gang with rank of

                                       Able Seaman, and afterwards detailed to letter the ribbons worn

                                       by sailors with the name of the vessel "Colorado."Joined the

                                       "Winona" Feb. 10th 1865 where he was soon promoted to be

                                       Ship's Painter.  Made Yeoman April 22nd 1865, which rank he

                                       held until close of war.  Was discharged at Portsmouth, N.H. June

                                       12th 1865 by reason of close of war.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Thomas H. Edgerly joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. December 16th 1870.  Held offices of

                                       Commander in 1883 and '84.

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  Last Name               Edgerly

  First Name               Thomas

  Middle Name          Herbert

  Image No                  38 LINK

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  Date of Birth           April 3, 1844

  Place of Birth          Rochester, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Strafford

  Description of         Commander of Sampson Post for 1883 and 1884.For War

  Service                       Sketch see page 101.

  Certification


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  Last Name               Ellis

  First Name               Hiram

  Middle Name          W.

  Image No                  113 LINK

  Page No                     113

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Ossipee, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Carroll

  Description of         First entered the U.S. service Feb. 1865 as Private in Co. C,

  Service                       Fifteenth Maine Vol. Infantry.Discharged July 5, 1866 by

                                       reason of expiration of term of enlistment.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Hiram W. Ellis joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. 1871.

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  Last Name               Emerson

  First Name               Robert

  Middle Name          F.

  Image No                  207 LINK

  Page No                     207

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Addison, Maine

  County of Birth     Washington

  Description of         Entered the U.S. service Sept. 12, 1861 as Private in Co. H. Ninth

  Service                       Maine Vol. Infantry.Discharged July 15, 1865.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Robert F. Emerson joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. March 22, 1888.


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  Last Name               Finnegan

  First Name               James

  Middle Name

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  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Ireland

  County of Birth

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service Nov. 29, 1861.  Mustered in Dec. 4, as

  Service                       Private in Co. I, Seventh N.H. Vol. Infantry.Appointed Corporal

                                       June 28, 1863, but was reduced to the ranks at his own request. 

                                       Wounded at Drury's Bluff, Va. May 16, 1864.Discharged Dec.

                                       27, 1864 by reason of expiration of term of service.Died May

                                       27 - 1899.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade James Finnegan joined Sampson Post

                                       No. 22, Department of N.H. June 6, 1879.

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  Last Name               Fletcher

  First Name               John

  Middle Name

  Image No                  138 LINK

  Page No                     138

  Date of Birth

  Place of Birth          Manchester, England

  County of Birth     Lancaster

  Description of         Enlisted in the U.S. service Nov. 24, 1864 as Private in Co. I

  Service                       Twenty-first Reg't Maine Vols. (Unattached.)Discharged July

                                       26, 1865 by reason of the close of the war.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John Fletcher joined Sampson Post No.

                                       22, Department of N.H. June 27, 1878.


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  Last Name               Folsom

  First Name               Charles

  Middle Name          Woodbury

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  Date of Birth           September 1, 1839

  Place of Birth          Tamworth, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Carroll

  Description of         Enlisted at Portsmouth, N.H. in Navy Oct. 6, 1864 as Landsman

  Service                       and served on the U.S.S. "San Jacinto" which was wrecked on one

                                        of the Bahama Keys, Jan. 1, 1865, at one o'clock A.M. just as the

                                       new year was beginning to dawn.  She was chasing a blockade

                                       runner, which escaped by getting into neutral waters.  The night

                                       was dark and the currents being uncertain, the vessel overran her

                                        reckoning and struck the reef while she was supposed to be

                                       twenty miles away.  Every effort was made to get her off by

                                       running anchors out, but a heavy gale setting in from the eastward

                                        frustrated all attempts, and at one o'clock she "bilged" _ her sides

                                        being crushed in.The Captain finding it impossible to save the

                                       ship turned his attention towards saving the lives of the crew and

                                       the public property.With his boats and the assistance of the

                                       wreckers who had congregated around the vessel he managed to

                                       land his crew with the exception of one life which was lost.  He was

                                       also successful in saving the guns and most of the stores

                                       consisting of sails, rigging, etc.  The crew was landed on one of

                                       the little uninhabited Abaco islands, a distance of about three

                                       miles from the wreck.  They were without food or dry clothing for

                                       forty eight hours.Soon after the accident the Captain

                                       dispatched a smack to Nassau, informing the U.S. Consul of his

                                       condition.  After remaining on this island for three weeks the

                                       English naval authorities, being informed of the circumstances,

                                       sent a steam sloop-of-war to the assistance of the "San Jacinto." 

                                       Was taken to Florida Keys on the gunboat "Honduras" and on

                                       account of exposure and excitement was taken to the Hospital and

                                        a few weeks after, on board the "Vandalia." Being unable for duty

                                       was sent to a hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was discharged April

                                       22, 1865 by reasons of Surgeon's certificate of disability.Died

                                       March 5, 1892 of heart trouble which made its first appearance at

                                       the wrecking of the "San Jacinto."

  Certification            We certify that Comrade Charles W. Folsom joined Sampson Post


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  Last Name               Fox

  First Name               John

  Middle Name          Milton

  Image No                  248 LINK

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  Date of Birth           March 5, 1836

  Place of Birth          New Boston, New Hampshire

  County of Birth     Hillsboro

  Description of         First entered the service as Private in Co. G, 2d N.H. Vols. May 8 -

  Service                       1861 at Portsmouth, N.H.  Participated in the following battles and

                                        engagements.  Bull Run, Siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair

                                       Oaks, Savage Station, Peach Orchard, Glen Dale, Melvern Hill,

                                       July 1 and Aug. 5, Bristo Station, Second Bull Run, Chantilla,

                                       Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, July 1-3.Other events

                                       connected with his military services were Wapping Heights, Swift

                                       Creek, Drury's Bluff  14 - 16 -1864, and Cold Harbor, June 2d

                                       1864.Discharged at Concord June 21 - 1864 by reason of

                                       expiration of term of service.

  Certification            We certify that Comrade John Milton Fox joined Sampson Post No.

                                        22, Department of N.H. 1899.


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  Last Name               Foye

  First Name               Patrick

  Middle Name

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  Date of Birth           March 17, 1819

  Place of Birth          Ireland

  County of Birth     Waterford

  Description of         He first entered the service as Private in Co. I, Tenth N.H. Vol.

  Service                       Infantry August 26, 1862 at Farmington, N.H.  Was wounded in the

                                        hip at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862 and was

                                       confined for ten weeks at hospital at Point Lookout, Md.At

                                       Pleasant Valley, Md. his work consisted in making ovens by

                                       digging holes four feet deep, and filling them with pots of beans