Grafton County
See below for Dartmouth College History

*All information found on this page was brought to my attention by Reggie Shepard. The information is from excerpts of The History of Hanover. Thanks for your hard work Reggie!
Town History:
Incorporated 1761
1860 Census: Population 2308 people .70% of NH

Enlistment History:
Total Men Enlisted: 154 = 11.77% of town
with reenlistment 183 men
Killed In Action:4Wounded:29
Died:16*Died Of Wounds:4
$147.13 paid in recruiting expense
$35,605 paid in total bounties
$41,957.95 in total war debt

-The first to enlist were surgeons Alpheeus Crosby and Henry Shaw
-51 men answered the called during the 11st year of the War
-Hanover resident William Tilton receiveed the Medal of Honor
* Of those who died, 13 died from illness

Enlisted Men
Dartmouth Cavalry

Hanover Today
Dartmouth College
Historical Society

State List


Dartmouth College
~Dartmouth College was opened eight years after the incorporation of Hanover in 1769. President Lord, of Dartmouth College, was "not a believer in the justice of the Northern cause or in the desirability of military activity as a substitute for a classical education". When War did break out, the college students began to act. The Class of '63 formed the "Dartmouth Zouaves" and drilled from May of '61 until the end of that year. In the spring of '62, Sanford S Burr conceived the idea to raise a company of college students. However, the governors of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine took no interest in this idea. Fortunatly, Governor Sprague of Rhode Island excepted the group as the seventh squadron of Rhode Island Cavalry. Of the Dartmouth recruits, enlistee Owen Davis of Bowdoin stated "I was surprised to find such a set of boys from Dartmouth. Those in my tent are about the most reckless and 'fastest' set of boys I ever saw".
-No casualties occured in the Dartmouth men, however some had been captured.
-The unit was able to seize and destroy one of Longstreet's ammunition and commissary trains with 85 wagons.