STRAFFORD GUARDS, NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.


A PERMANENT organization of this company was effected at Dover in October, 1822, and in the spring of the next year the company became a part of the state militia, being styled the First Company Light Infantry, Second Regiment, Second Brigade, Second Division, New Hampshire Volunteer State Militia. During the summer of 1824 the company acted as escort to the Marquis de Lafayette, on the occasion of his visit to Dover. The company was incorporated under the name of the Strafford Guards by act of legislature, approved June 27, 1835. On the 5th of May, 1864, in pursuance of telegraphic instructions from Maj. Gen. John A. Dix, commanding the Department of the East, dated April 24, 1864, the company was mustered into the service of the United States for the period of sixty days, and sent to Fort Constitution, at New Castle, to assist in relieving the First Company New Hampshire Volunteer Heavy Artillery, which had been ordered to the front. July 28, 1864, it was mustered out of the United States service. On the 26th of September, 1866, the company became Company A, Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer State Militia. During the year ending May, 1878, the First and Second Regiments were reorganized, and the Strafford Guards became Company A, First Regiment, New Hampshire National Guard, which position the company still retains. The company has several times been one of those selected to represent New Hampshire at celebrations in other states.

Mustered into the service of the United States, May 5, 1864, at Dover, by Charles Holmes, Capt. U. S. A. (retired). Mustered out July 28, 1864, at Dover, by William M. Graham, Capt. I Art., U. S. A. Each man was a volunteer appointed or enlisted for sixty days.

Abbott, Joseph S. b. Saccarappa, Me.; age 34; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Sergt.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Blake, Amasa B. Age 18; res. Maine, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Brewster, Charles W. b. Dover; age 38; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Sergt.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Strafford.

Caverly, Frederick A. Age 19; res. Somersworth, cred. Somersworth; eul. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Chandler, Elisha M. b. Dover; age 24; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Haverhill, Mass. See U. S. Navy.

Chase, George H. b. Dover; age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Chase, John. b. Wolfeborough; age 44; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Cheswell, John W. b. Newmarket; age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Dec. 18, `89, Dover. Supposed identical with John W. Cheswell, Co. D, 1 N. H. H. Art.

Clark, John S. b. Barrington; age 39; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Clark, William R. b. Dover; age 18; res, Dover, cred. Dover; euL May ", `61; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Cole, Charles T. b. Somersworth ; age 27; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, '64, must. in May 5, '64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Crockett, James M. b. Barnstead; age 45; res. Dover, cred. Dover; eat May 5, `64; mast. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Feb. 19, `82, Dover.

Carrier, Thomas. b. New York city; age 31; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, '64, must. in May 5, '64, as Sergt.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Davis, Albion L. Age 18; res. Somersworth, cred. Dover; eul. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Davis, Edgar W. Age 24 ; res. Dover, cred. Dover ; enl. May 5, `64 ; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv. ; must. out July 28, `64. Supposed identical with Edgar W. Davis, Co. D, 1 N. H. H. Art. .

Davis, Franklin F. b. Farmirigton ; age 27 ; res. Dover, cred. Dover ; enl. May 5, `64 ; must. in May 5, `64, as Corp.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover. See U. S. Navy.

Davis Samuel C. b. Madbury; age 21; res. Madbury, cred. Madbury; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Boston, Mass.

Demeritt, Charles A. b. Durham; age is; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Lynn, Mass. See 1 N. H. H. Art.

Drew, Alfred P. b. Dover; age 24; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Corp.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover,

Elwell, James. Age 18; res. Sornersworth, cred. Somersworth; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Flanders, Job. b. Chelsea, Vt.; age 44; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Frye Russell E. Age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Gibbs, Oliver A. b. Barnard, Vt.; age 20; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Corp.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover. See 18 N. H. V.

Gilman, Samuel D. b. Gilmanton; age 37; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Goldsmith, Thomas. Age 45; cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Corp.; must. out July 28, `64, as Priv.

Goodwin, Foss G. Age 85; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Goodwin, James F. b. Exeter; age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover. See 18 N. H. V.

Gray, Leonard S. R. b. Portsmouth; age 40; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as 1 Sergt.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover. See Lafayette Art. and 1 N. H. H. Art.

Green, Wesley H. Age 18; res. Somersworth, cred. Somersworth; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Hall, Edwin. b. Dover; age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Hamilton, Francis. Age 44; res. Somersworth, cred. Somersworth; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; disch. to date July 28, `64.

Hamlin, Edwin F. b. Boston, Mass.; age 19; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Union. See 18 N. H. V.

Hanson, William E. Age 19; res. Dover, cred. Rochester; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Hayes, Laural D. C. b. South Newmarket; age 18; res. South Newmarket, cred. South Newmarket; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Muse.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Dec. 18, `70, St. Paul, Minu.

Hill, Alexis A. b. Strafford; age 24; res. Strafford, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Hilliard, William P. b. Berwick, Me.; age 24; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; app. Corp.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Home, Charles E. Age 21; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; disch. to date July 28, `64.

Hughes, Francis. Age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Hughes, Owen I. b. Ireland; age 38; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Nov. 20, `70, Dover.

Hughes, Thomas. b. Dover; age 19; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Corp.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Jackson, Andrew. b. Dover; age 19; res. Dover, ered. Dover; enl. May ", `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; mast. out July 28, `64.

Jones, Ephraim M. b. Topsham, Vt.; age 36; res. Dover; app. 2 Lb. Oct. 10, `63, as of N. H. Militia; must. in May 5, `64; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Kingham, Edward S. Age 18; res. Somersworth, cred. Somersworth; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Lewis, George M. Age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Libbey, Joseph T. S. b. Rochester; age 40; res. Dover, crud. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. oat July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover. See 1 N. H. H. Art.

Littlefield, Israel B. b. Barustead; age 43; res. Dover; app. Capt. Oct. 10, `63, as of N. H. Militia; must. in May 5, `64; must. out July 2S, `64. Died Jan. 1, `39, Dover. See 3 .N. H. V.

Lord, Cyrus D. Age 18; res. Somersworth, cred. Somersworth; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July

Lord, Edwin A. Age 18; res. Somersworth; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Lord, Moses C. b. Salmon Falls; age 36; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Sergt.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Sept. 9, `90, Dover.

Maguire, Michael. b. Ireland; age 21; res. Rollinsford, cred. Somersworth; enl. May 5, `64; mast. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Jan. 12, '90 South Boston, Mass.

McLatchey, Trueman. Age 18; res. Dover, ed. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Supposed identical with Truman McLatchay, Co. D, 1 N. H. H. Art.

McNally, Peber. b. Dover; age 21; res. Dover, , cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Miles, Tichenor. b. Sheffield, Vt.; age 45; res. Madbury, cred. Madbury; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. oat July 28, `64. Died Oct. 19, `71, Dover,

Mitchell, Andrew J. Age 29; res. Dover, crea. Dover; enl. May 5, '64, must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Supposed identical with Andrew J. Mitchell, Co. D, 5 N. H. V. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Otis, Ezra B. Age 41; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Palmer, Aaron. b. Weare;. age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Haverhill, Mass.

Perkins, Charles E. Age 18; cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv. must. out July 28, `64.

Perkins, Dudley C. b. Middleton; age 36; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Jan. 31, `88, Dover. See 1 N. H. V. -

Pinkham, George W. Age 22; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `61; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Place, John W. b. Dover; age 26; res. Dover, cred. Dover; euL May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Corp.; must. out July 28, `64. P.O. ad., Dover.

Quinlan, Patrick. b. Ireland; age 19; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. Q. ad., Dover.

Quinn, Peter. b. Dover; age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P.O. ad., Dover.

Randall, George H. Age 22; res. Somersworth, creci. Somersworth; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Rines, John W. b. Middleton; age 35; res. Dover, creci. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover. See 1 N. H. H. Art.

Rollins, Samuel H. b. Rollinsford; age 21; res. Roffinsford, cred. Rolliusford; eul. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Rollinsford.

Shapleigh, Howard. b. Eliot, Me.; age 45; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Smith, George H. b. Springvale, Me.; age 28; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Spurlin, Hanson. b. Dover; age 34; cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Supposed identical with Hanson Spurlin, U. S. Navy.

Stackpole, Albert F. b. Dover; age 15; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Muse.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover. See 18 N. H. V.

Symes, George W. Age 18; res. Somersworth, cred. Somersworth; enL May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Tebbetts, Samuel H. Age 21; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Tolmay, Thomas. b. Hallowell, Me.; age 16; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Pricc; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Twombly, William H. H. b. Madbury; age 23; res. Madbury, cred. Madbury; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Madbury.

Vickery, William H. b. Dover; age 24; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Corp.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Vittum. Benjamin F. b. Sandwich; age 36; res. Dover; app. 1 Lt. Oct. 10, `63, as of N. H. Militia; must. in May 5, `64; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Waidron, George H. b. Rochester; age 36; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64, as Wagoner. P. o. ad., Wolfeborough.

Webster, George A. b. Dover; age 24; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Corp.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover.

Whitehouse, Charles E. b. Dover; age 22; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May .5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Portsmouth.

Whitehouse, George W. b. Rochester; age 29; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Sept. 11, `85, Dover. See 1 N. H. V.

Whitehouse, Jesse A. b. Dover; age 47; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Mar. 1, '85, Dover. See 1 and 7 N. H. V.

Whitehouse, Joseph. b. Dover; age 45; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. Died Apr. 17, '81, Dover.

Witham, Charles E. b. Dover; age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64.

Young, George W. b. Dover; age 18; res. Dover, cred. Dover; enl. May 5, `64; must. in May 5, `64, as Priv.; must. out July 28, `64. P. 0. ad., Dover. See 1 N. H. H. Art.


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