For four, long and bloody years,
the War Between the States took a toll on the American landscape.
After the first shell fell on Fort Sumter, New Hampshire stepped forward
and joined the ranks of the Northern States to help stop the rising rebellion.
An editorial in the New Hampshire Telegraph, entitled "To Our Friends in Massachusetts", it was stated "...that New Hampshire had never failed her country in its hour of need and would not do so now." This was indeed the case. New Hampshire would send 18 Volunteer Regiments of Infantry into the conflict. Eight would be named to the list of "Three Hundred Fighting Regiments in the Union Army" designated by William F. Fox. Of the list, Fox stated:
where the musketry was the hottest the dead lay thickest;
and there is no better way to find the fighting regiments
than to follow up the bloody trail which marked their
In all, New Hampshire sent more than 30,000 men into service for the Union Army. When draftees and substitutes are included, New Hampshire sent more than 38,000 men into the War.
Below and in the following pages of this web site, is a growing source of information on New Hampshire's involvment in the American Civil War.
of those who fell in service of their country.
|United States Units|
|NH Service Rosters|
|New Hampshire: By the Numbers|
|Women of NH|
|Towns of NH|