SECOND BRIGADE BAND, TENTH ARMY CORPS,
NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLUNTEERS.

(Also known as Post Band, Hilton Head, S. C.)

By GUSTAVUS W. INGALLS, late Leader Second Brigade Band, New Hampshire Volunteers.


THIS band was almost entirely enlisted by Gustavus W. Ingalls, the former leader of the regimental band of the Third New Hampshire Volunteers. The members were mustered into the service of the United States, at Concord, from February 10 to April 10, 1863, the organization being completed on the latter date. The band was enlisted under authority of General Order No. 91, Paragraph 6, War Department, Adjutant-General's office, July 29, 1862, which provided for brigade bands of sixteen musicians each.

The band arrived at Hilton Head April 22, 1863. Its whole service was in the Department of the South (Sea Islands), and, in its own way, it performed excellent service, drawing much attention to itself by its superior qualities, and on many occasions of ceremony being accorded the place of honor. During a portion of its service a number of musicians were hired to increase the number and effectiveness, and at times there were soldiers detailed from regiments to further augment the band. A portion of the pay of the band was drawn from the Post fund at Hilton Head, and in this way it acquired for the time being the name of the "Post Band." General Terry, March 10, 1863, authorized the enlistment of five additional musicians, and the hiring of five others, and the Post Council of Administration at Hilton Head, September 8, 1863, recommended the hiring of ten additional musicians, the recommendation being approved by the Post Commandant. The principal service of the band was on the three islands of Hilton Head, Folly, and Morris; but its crowning, and nearly final effort, was at Fort Sumter, April 14, 1865, at the celebration of the restoration Of the old flag. It was mustered out July 4, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C., by Capt. Leslie Smith, I Inf., U. S. A.

The following-named enlisted men were detailed for duty with the band: Howard L. Davis, Co. E, Third New Hampshire; George B. Lang, Co. I, Third New Hampshire; Martin L. Nute, Co. K, Third New Hampshire; John Rhell, Co. D, Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania. And the following were hired: L. P. Huse, D. A. Brown, Jabez Smith, Jean White, D. O'Brien, John C. Mitchell, John Murdock, Henry Murphy, Frank W. Davis, Henry F. Brown, B. C. Stevens.

Mustered into the service of the United States, February 10 to April 10, 1863, at Concord. Organization completed April io, 1863. Mustered out July 4, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C., by Leslie Smith, Capt. I Inf., U. S. A. Each man was a volunteer enlisted for three years, unless otherwise stated.

Allison, James. b. Windsor, N. S.; age 27; cred. Concord; en]. Jan. 21, '63; must. in Feb. 10, '63, as 2 Class Musc.; disch. disab. Feb. 10, '64.

Aspinwall, Albert. b. Lebanon; age 19; res. Lebanon, cred. Lebanon; enl. Sept. 23, '64, for 1 yr.; must. in Sept. 23, '64, as 3 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Lebanon.

Batchelder, Freeman D. b. Bow; age 27; cred. Concord; enl. Jan. 21, '63; must. in Feb. 10, '63, as 2 Class Musc. must. out July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Nat. Military Home, Cal.

Boody, George W. b. Strafford; age 29 cred. Strafford; enl. Sept. 23, '64, for 1 yr.; must. in Sept. 23, '64, as 3 Class Muse.; must. out July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Northwood. See 5 N. H. V.

Brown, Samuel F. b. Seekonk, Mass.; age 40; res. Fisherville (now Penacook), cred. Concord; enl. Apr. 6, '63; must. in Apr. 10, '63, as 3 Class Musc.; disch. disab. Sept. 20, '64. P. 0. ad., Penacook. See 3 N. H. V.

Currier, Cyrus C. b. Hopkinton; age 27; res. Concord, cred. Concord; enL Jan. 13, '63; must. in Feb. 16, '63, as 2 Class Musc.; disch. disab. May 6, '65. Died July 2, '02, Belmont.

Curvier, Lorenzo M. b. Hopkinton; age 26; res. Concord (Fisherville, now Penacook); enl. Jan. 13, '63; must. in Feb. 10, '63, as 1 Class Musc.; must. out Juiy 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Penacook.

Davis, John 0. b. Greenland; age 24; ¢red. Newmarket; enl. Apr. 6, '63; must. in Apr. 10, '6:3, as 3 Class Musc.; must. out .July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Newmarket.

Foster, Jacob R. b. Henniker; age 29; cred. Henniker; eni. Mar. 30, '63; must. in Apr. 10, '63, as S Class Musc.; disch. Oct. 19, '63.

Furber, Albert G. h. Lee; age 33; cred. Newmarket; enl. Apr. 6, '63; must. in Apr. 10, '63, as S Class Musc.; disch. Nov. 3, '63, Folly Isi., S. C.

Gove, Nathan M. b. Derry; age 14; res. Concord, cred. Concord; enl. Jan. 24, '63; must. in Feb. 10, '63, as 3 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Detroit, Mich. See 3 N. H. V.

Hoffman, Frederick. b. Leipsig, Ger.; age 20; cred. Concord; enl. Sept. 26, '64, for 1 yr.; must. in Sept. 26, '64, as 3 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65. -

Irigalls, Gustavus W. b. Bristol; age 38; res. Concord, cred. Concord; enl. Jan. 6, '63; must. in Feb. 10, '63, as Band Leader; must. out July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Worcester, Mass. See 3 N. H. V.

Lane, Andrew L. b. Sanbornton; age 26; res. Concord, cred. Concord; enl. Jan. 6, '63; must. in Feb. 10, '63, as 3 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '6.5, as 1 Class Musc. P. 0. ad., Concord.

Lane, Jonathan C. b. London; age 32; cred. Concord; enl. Sept. 23, '64, for 1 yr.; must. in Sept. 23, '64, as 3 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Concord.

Parkhurst, Phinehas. b. Templeton, Mass.; age 25; res. Templeton, .Mass.; enl. Jan. 6, '63; must. in Feb. 10, '63, as 1 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65. Died Nov. 7, '77, Templeton, Mass. See 3 N. H. V.

Perkins, George C. b. Mendon, Mass-; age 23; yes. Lebanon, cred. Lebanon; enl. Feb. 13, '63; must. in Feb. 13, '63, as 1 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Lebanon. See Miscel. Organizations.

Pike, Francis H. b. Newport; age 38;. res. Manchester, cred. Manchester; enl. Mar. 30, '63; must. in Apr. 10, '63, as 3 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65, as 2 Class Musc. P. 0. ad., Manchester. See 1 and 4 N. H. V.

Russell, Warren S. b. Amherst; age 24; cred. Amherst; enl. Sept. 26, '64, for 1 yr.; must. in. Sept. 26, '64, as 3 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65.

Stark, Lewis Henry. b. Goffstown; age 21; res. Goffstown, cred. Goffstown; enl. Sept. 23, '64, for 1 yr.; must. in Sept. 23, '64, as 3 Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Gofistown. See 3 N. H. V.

Thompson, David F. b. Amherst; age 31; res. Milford, cred. Milford; ent. Sept. 26, '64, for 1 yr.; must. in Sept. 26, '64, as B Class Musc.; must. out July 4, '65. P. 0. ad., Milford.

Tottingham, Charles N. b. Ashburnham, Mass.; age 35; res. Keene, cred. Keene; enl. Jan. 20, '63; must. in Feb. 12, '63, as 1 Class Musc.; disch. disab. Nov. 17, '63. Died Nov. 6, '89, Keene. See 2 N. H. V.

Trussell, Samuel D. b. Boscawen; age 30; res. Concord; enl. Jan. 23, '63; must. in Feb. 10, '63, as 2 Class Musc. ; disch. disab. Feb. 10, '64.


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