Rochester

Strafford County

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*All information found on this page and the Rochester Links at the right were brought to my attention by Tom McDonald. Thanks Tom!
Town History:
Incorporated 1722
1860 Census: Population 2069 people .63% of NH

Enlistment History:
Total Men Enlisted: 407 = 19.67% of town
Killed In Action:11Wounded:70
Died:41*Died Of Wounds:14
Re-Enlisted10Discharged:146
Captured:18Deserted:38

- Rochester had 45 men hire substitutees to take their place in the War.
- Rochester soldiers faced action in Getttysburg, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Antietam, Port Hudson, and Fair Oaks to name a few.
- Six Rochester men faced time in the dreaded Andersonville Prison
- Rochester resident Charles Melville - U.S. Navy earned the Medal of Honor
* Of those who died, 31 died from illness

Enlisted Men
Charles W Canney Camp #5 SUVCW
Rochester's Medal of Honor Recipient

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