History of the Sixth New Hampshire Regiment in the War for the Union

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HISTORY
OF THE
SIXTH NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT.
CHAPTER I.
ENLISTMENT AND ORGANIZATION—RENDEZVOUS AT
KEENE.
The Sixth New Hampshire Regiment was enlisted
and organized in the autumn of the year 1861. Its men
answered their country’s call to arms, sharing the ear-
nest purpose with which the disaster of the “ First Bull
Run” had filled the heart of the North, to put down
rebellion in the South at whatever cost. They had not
the stimulus of high bounties : only that of ten dollars
was then offered. Theirs was unselfish patriotism, to
be further attested by a large reenlistment after three
years’ service, by a noble record on many a battle-field,
and by a steadfast endurance, through great hardships
and perils, to the end of the war.
They came from all parts of the state, Company A
being enlisted in Plymouth and Holderness; B, in Ha-
verhill, Enfield, and Littleton; C, in Exeter, Hampton,
and vicinity; D, in Ossipee, Sandwich, Rochester,
Wakefield, and adjoining towns; E, in Keene, Peter-
borough, and neighboring towns ; F, mainly in Swanzey
and Chesterfield; G, in Croydon, Cornish, and adjoin-
ing towns; H, mainly in Dover and Portsmouth; I, in

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