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sixth time in Capt. Samuel Runnels' company. Col. Hercules
Mooney's regiment. He died at Packer's Falls, 19 November
1835-

The War of 1812.

The War of 18 12 called but few soldiers from Durham and led
to the building of two privateers. The following, who served
in that war, are buried in the village cemetery; Joseph P. Burn-
ham, Zachariah Bunker, George Hull, Capt. Joseph Richardson,
Capt. Alfred Smith, Stephen Starbird and Rufus W^illey. Burn-
ham and Bunker married twin sisters, Esther and Mercy Varney,



HISTORY OF DURHAM I5I

and both served in the same company. Bunker was wounded
at Fort Erie in upper Canada by the bursting of a shell and had
to have his left leg amputated. He drew a pension of $8 per
month, which was later increased to $15. He lived between
the Ffrost house and the landing, at the Falls. George Hull
was confined for a time in Dartmoor prison, England. He was
captured on board a privateer.

The privateer Harlequin was built in Durham, near the Pas-
cataqua bridge, b\' Andrew Simpson. It was built of good white
oak, one hundred and four feet in length of deck, and pierced for
twenty- two guns. The cost was $25 per ton, carpenter's measure-
ment, and most of the seventy-five shares were taken by people
in Portsmouth. The Harlequin was captured 21 October 18 14,
after about two yetars of servic'e. Also the privateer, Andrew
Jackson, was built by Mr. Simpson but delivered too late, 24
August 1 8 15, to be of service in the war.

The mihtar>' rolls of 18 12-15 contain the names of Durham men
who served from the nth to the 28th of September 1814, when
it was feared that the British forces would attempt the capture
of Portsmouth. In the roll of Capt. John Willey's company
appear the names of Ebenezer Cromit, first lieutenant, and pri-
vate Stephen Bodge, who both served sixty days. In Capt.
Andrew Nute's company are found the names of Moses Emerson
3d, Joseph Burnham, Ely Demeritt, Eben Demeritt and Stephen
Demeritt, the last three probably from Madbury, who served
sixty days. In Capt. William Wiggin's company are found
Lieut. Stephen Paul, Ens. Larkin P. Edgerly; Sergts. Ebenezer
Doe, Mark Willey, Robert Furness, and James Willey, Jr.;
Corporals Stephen Willey, Daniel Cram, David Rand; Supply
Johnson, and Musicians Francis Drew and Joseph Ellison. The
privates in the same company were Thomas Chesley, Benjamin
Doe, William French, Samuel Stacey, Jonathan Dockhum,
Joshua Drew, Joseph Applebee, Jacob K. Watson, George W^ood-
man, Hervey Presson, Samuel Drew, Joseph Thomas. Jr., Eliot
Burnham, Samuel Savage, Daniel Willey, Robert Willey, George
Libby, John Burnham, Nathaniel Ham, Phineas Willey, Asa
Durgin, Timothy Pendergast, Jacob Garland, Daniel Pinkham,
Joseph Langley, David Davis, Noah Willey, Samuel Edgerly,
William Smith, Stephen Cogan, Nathan Keniston, Joseph Doe
and John Downing.



152 HISTORY OF DURHAM

In Capt. Alfred Smith's company are found the names of
1st Lieut. George Hull, 2d Lieut. Nathan Woodman, 3d Lieut.
Benjamin Dame, Sergts. George Dame, Stephen Twombly,
Daniel Young, Henry Wiggin, John Yeaton and Moses Wood-
man, Corporals, Jacob Odell, James Durgin, John Pinkham,
George Frost, Jr., and Musicians Francis Butler, Moses
Hanscom and Edward Mason. The privates in the same
company were Benjamin Tuttle, Bradbury Thomas, Daniel
Edgerly, Ebenezer Joy, Enoch Holt, Enoch Durgin, Jacob Ben-
nett, Jeremiah Elliot, James Smart, Levi Thompson, Willet
Wedgewood, Samuel Chesley, Timothy Emerson, Thomas James,
Samuel Mathews, William Footman, Edward Griffiths, John P.
Jones, Reuben French, James Pendergast, Daniel Lakin, Samuel
Lamos, Adoniran Grffiin, John Smith, Daniel Taylor and John
Bean. This was, without doubt, a Durham company.

Nathaniel Sias of Newmarket, born in Durham, appears as
major of the Fourth Regiment in 18 14. Ebenezer Cromit was
adjutant, inspector and brigade major of detached battalion.
Col. George Sullivan, son of Gen. John Sullivan, appears as
aide.

Some Durham names appear in Capt. Charles E. Tobey's
company, such as Stephen Starbird, Joseph Burnham, Joshua
Chesley and James Chesley.

The Civil War.

Just now the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution
are glorifying their ancestors. The time may come when the
descendants of those who fought for the preservation of the great
American republic will be equally proud of their ancestry. It is
fitting that a record of the soldiers of the Union Army should be
preserved, though little more than their names can be mentioned
here. There seems to be good evidence that the first two men
in New Hampshire to enlist were Col. John L. Kelley and Capt.
Hollis O. Dudley. Mr. Kelley was a native of Madbury and spent
his youth in Durham, whence his father had removed soon after
his birth. Mr. Dudley lived some years in Durham after the
war. They both enlisted 16 April 1861.

Capt. John B. Sanders of Durham commanded a company
of volunteers sent from this town to join the Sixth Regiment and



HISTORY OF DURHAM 1 53

was presented with a sword by some of the citizens of the town,
"desirous of showing our appreciation of his energy and patriot-
ism," as the subscription paper says.

Of those who died in the army and were buried in Durham the
following Hst has been made:

George W. Bunker, enUsted 8 November 1864; buried at Mast
Road cemetery. He served in the Navy.

Charles S. Davis, Company M, First Cavalry; enlisted 23
December 1861 ; discharged for disability 27 June 1862; promoted
to corporal. He was transferred to the Navy. Buried at the
Albert Young graveyard.

John F. Langley, corporal. Company H, Sixth Regiment;
enlisted 30 November 1861 ; died 8 March 1862 ; buried at Durham
Point.

Alphonso Pinkham, corporal. Company H, Sixth Regiment;
enlisted 28 November 1861; promoted to sergeant; died at Dur-
ham while on a furlough, 28 August 1863, buried in the village
cemetery.

Samuel Stevens, wagoner. Company H, Sixth Regiment;
enlisted 28 November 1861; discharged 27 November 1864;
buried in graveyard on Martha A. Stevens' land. James M.
Stevens, his brother, is buried in the same yard.

Samuel E. Smith, wagoner. Company H, Sixth Regiment;
enlisted 28 November 1861; reenlisted 2 January 1864; died 15
April 1865; buried in \illage cemetery.

Amos M. Smart, Company K, Eleventh Regiment; enlisted
2 September 1862; died 6 April 1863 of typhoid fever; buried in
the village cemetery.

Enrollment of all Able-bodied Male Citizens in the Toioi of
Durham, Made by the Selectmen, August 20, 1862.

Age. Names Occupation. Age. Names. Occupation.

28 Abbott, Iloratio P. Tanner Bunker, Daniel C.

24 Adams, Joseph M. R. 28 Bunker, John J. Carpenter

Farmer 25 Bunker, George W. Shoemaker

23 Allen, William H. Laborer 23 Bunker, Charles H. Farmer

38 Athcrton, Bradi)ury Miller 21 Bunker, George F".

18 Bunker, Charles A.

39 Butler, James Farmer 19 Brock, Haley D. Farmer
Broderick, John Laborer Bickford, D. Page Farmer
Butler, George VV. 44 Bickford, D. Prescott

37 Bunker, William H. Farmer Farmer

32 Bunker, James Al. Farmer 24 Bickford, John F. Shoemaker



154



HISTORY OF DURHAM



Age. Names. Occupation.

40 Burnham, George W.

Farmer

26 Berry, Samuel Laborer
36 Berry, Richard Laborer
28 Brown, Jacob K. Farmer

30 Chadwick, William

B. Clerk in P.O.

23 Chesley, John S. Farmer
Chesley, George E. Farmer

24 Colman, Oliver W. Laborer

27 Colman, Daniel S.
Cummins, Charles D.

36 Corson, John Farmer

30 Corson, Aaron Laborer
26 Corson, Charles H.

Channel, William J. Farmer
Coffin, William R. Shoemaker
40 Church, Israel R.
26 Dame, George E. Farmer
26 Dame, Moses G. Stone Cutter.

28 Dame, Levi Shoemaker

26 Dame, Hunkin H. Farmer
24 Dame, Sylvester Farmer
18 Dame, Asa G. Farmer
39 Drew, John Farmer
44 Demeritt, John C. Farmer
21 DeMeritt, George P. Farmer

18 DeMeritt, Charles Farmer

37 DeMeritt, Oliver P. Overseer in

Factory

23 Doe, Olinthus N. Farmer

24 Doe, Horace B. Farmer
34 Doe, Ebenezer F. Farmer

31 Doe, Andrew J. Farmer
Dowe, George M.

30 Davis, Ebenezer M. Miller

34 Davis William H. Tin Pedlar

39 Durgin, John W. Farmer

27 Drew, John F. Farmer
Drew, Henry A. Farmer

34 Emerson, Ebenezer T.

Farmer

19 Emerson, Charles W.
30 Emerson, John P.

21 Emerson, John Farmer



Age. Names.
24 Emerson, Samuel
28 Edgerly, Eli
26 Edgerly, George
21 Edgerly, Richard
Edgerly, James B.



Occupation.
Farmer
Farmer
Shoemaker
Farmer



18 Frost, George S.
41 Foss, Leonard
43 Fowler, Joseph
28 Fowler, George

31 Francis, Robert W.
33 George, Isaac B.

Gleason, Albert
40 Glidden, David S.

Greene, Samuel H.

Gerrish, Ferdinando

20 Griffiths, Edward B.

19 Griffiths, William H,

19 Hanson, John A.
30 Hayes, Ezra

21 Hayes, John S.
Hall, Lafayette

40 Haley, Michael

41 Ham, John F.

43 Hull, Cyrus G.

36 Hodgdon, Joseph H
39 Hobbs, William R.
27 Jackman, Charles

44 Jones, William F.
23 Joy, Charles

18 Jones, Charles O.



Student

Farmer
Mason
Farmer
Depot Master

Farmer

Physician

Phj'sician

Farmer

.Farmer

Laborer

Farmer

Machinist

Laborer

Butcher

Mason

.Laborer

Machinist

Shoemaker

Farmer

Teacher

Laborer



22 Kent, Ebenezer, Jr.
29 Kent, James M.

32 Kent, George W.

26 Keniston, George O.

41 Kingman, John W. Counsellor

Lancaster, Edward M.

Teacher

33 Langley, Samuel Farmer

21 Langley, Jeremiah Shoemaker
Langley, Moses B.

35 Langley, William D. Farmer
26 Langley, John E. Carpenter

22 Langley, Charles F. Farmer



HISTORY OF DURHAM



155



Age. Names. Occupation

Langmaid, William B.

Langmaid, Charles A.

Langmaid, Jacob H.
38 Long, James W.

Long, James H.

Long, George W.
26 Long, John
24 Lucus, James



Alien-Laborer
Brickmaker



21 Marden, Bartholomew-
Laborer

41 Mathes, John ]\L Farmer
44 Mathes, Clark Farmer

21 IMathes, John H. Brickmaker
24 Mathes, Burnham Brickmaker

21 Mathes, Mark H. Farmer

19 Mathes, Hamilton A.

Farmer

20 Mathes, John A. Farmer
24 Meserve, Winthrop S.

Farmer

42 Meader, Stephen Farmer
27 McKone, Peter Laborer

43 Moring, Andrew D. Carpenter

22 Nute, Albert M. Sailor
19 Nute, Augustus P. Farmer



Odell, Albert
41 Odiorne, John H.

41 Paul, Stephen
29 Paul, Charles H.
27 Paul, Alfred F.
32 Palmer, James B.



Student
Farmer

Carpenter
Machinist
Shoemaker
Shoemaker



23 Perkins, Marcellus Shoemaker
35 Perkins, Thomas H. Laborer

25 Rand, Stephen Shoemaker

23 Ransom, Reuben ^L
23 Ransom, Alonzo

Roberts, Blake
32 Savage, Sylvester Carpenter
43 Savage, Henry F. Carpenter

37 Shepard, Jacob Shoemaker
35 Stevens, Nathaniel Farmer

38 Stevens, Nathaniel, Jr.

Farmer



Age. Names.

19 Stevens, David A.
Stevens, Darius
Stevens, Federal B.
Stevens, Parker, Jr,
Stevens, David

38 Smart, John

27 Smart, Amos M.

Smart, Charles H.
40 Smart, James M.

39 Smith, Joshua B. .
Smith, Joseph

25 Sullivan, David
37 Sullivan, John
Smith, John S.



Occupation.

Farmer

Farmer



Laborer
Laborer
Farmer
Farmer
Farmer
Farmer
Farmer
Alien-Laborer
Ordained
Minister



25 Thompson, Andrew B.

Shoemaker
39 Thompson, Samuel W.

Farmer
41 Thompson, Ebenczer

Farmer

22 Thompson, John W. E.

Farmer
Thompson, Daniel G.

Student
Thompson, True W.

Teacher
27 Thompson, Charles A. C.

Farmer
Trickey, John F.
Twombly, John R. Laborer
34 Twombly, Reuben H.

Farmer
19 Tuttle, William, Jr. Farmer

Tuttle, Charles H.
27 Tufts, Willard C.
36 Tufts, Samuel B.

36 Watson, John Farmer

23 Whitehorn, Charles H.

Farmer
21 Whitehorn, Alphonzo L.

Farmer

26 Wentworth, John N.

Farmer

27 Wiggin, George T. Teacher



156



HISTORY OF DURHAM



Age. Names. Occupation.

42 Wiggin, Nathaniel P.

Carpenter
19 Wiggin, Charles E. Farmer
33 Wiggin, William Farmer
22 Woodman, Daniel A.

Farmer
42 Woodman, W^illiam Farmer
44 Willed', Ira Carpenter

24 Willey, Mark E. Carpenter



Age. Names. Occupation.

26 Willey, Charles H. Carpenter
38 Wigglesworth, James L.

Shoemaker
19 Walker, Charles W. Farmer

41 Yeaton, Nathaniel Fisherman

Young, Josiah B.

25 Young, Albert Farmer

36 York, John B. Mason.



Alphabetical List of Durham Soldiers in the Civil War.

Those names marked with a cross + were residents of Durham
as shown by town records, the others were probably persons
who enlisted to help make up Durham's quota of soldiers. List
made out by Lucien Thompson from Adjutant General's List,
Regimental Histories and Durham Records.



Name.


CO.


REGT.


NAME.


CO.


REGT.


+Abbott, Horatio P.




E


13


Clark, James




I


4


Adams, Charles
+ Adams, Enoch G.,


1st




H


Clayton, Wilton H.


(
1


c
c


10

2


U. S. V.




D


2


Cleves, John (alias


Johi


1




Ainsworth, Charles




B


10


Averill)




c


6


+ Allen, William H.




K


II










Armstrong, James




E


4


Conley, James




F


14


Averill, John (alias


Joh:


n




+ Dame, Joseph W.




G


H


Cleves)




C


6


+ Davis, Alfred E.
Davis, Charles




H
K


6
5


Baptiste, Oudin Jean




F
F


II
6


+ Davis, Charles S., Co
I Cav.


.. M.


•;




+ Barrett, John




C


6


+ Davis, David 0.




D


2


+ Berry, Samuel




A


2






F


5


+ Bickford, Charles H.




B


5


+ Demeritt, George P.




K


II


+ Bickford, Dudley P., J


r.






Dexter, Charles R.




C


5


+ Bickford, John E.




K


5


+ Doeg, George P.




D


3


Boudy, Anthony, i Cav.






+ Doeg, John H.




A


9


+ Britton, James (also


in


B


17


Dority, John C.




F


6


Navy)




K


2


+ Dowe, George M.




E


13


Burns, Harry




A


2


+ Edgerly, Charles E. B.




D


12


Carroll, John




C


3


+ Edgerly, George E.








+ Chadwick, William B.




D


15


+ Edgerly, Joseph




D


3


+ Chapman, Joseph H.




E
B


13




Ellison, George W.




H


6


+ Chesley, Alfred E.,


U. S


^


+ Francis, Robert W.




E


13


Army 17th.
















Chidsy, Fred S., V. R.


C.






Gammon, Charles




K


3



HISTORY OF DURHAM



157



NAME. CO. REGT.

+ Gerrish, Fcrdinando E. E 13

Gleason, John F 13

Golliez, Edward K 5

+ Goodrich, John E 13

+ Goodwin, James L. An

+ Goodwin, Robert D 15

+ Grover, John H. L. H 6

Ham, Charles M. B 10

Hancock, Nath-., U. S. C. T.

+ Hanson, George W. H 6

+ Hanson, John A. K 1 1

Haughay, Peter B

+ Hayes, Charles W. H. H
+ Hewins, Otis W. (or

Hawkins) G

Jackson, John K i

+ Jones, Charles P. K 1 1
+ Jones, Samuel J.

Jones, William

Kellcy, Patrick F 7

+ Keniston, George O. E 13

Kennedy, Michael K 5

+ Kent, Charles A. E 13

+ Kingman, Col. John W. 15

Laerny, William K 11

+ Langley, George E., Co. K,

Cavalry B i

+ Langley, John F. H 6

+ Langley, Moses B., Co. B.,

N. H. H. A.

+ Lees, Thomas B 2

+ Long, George W. E 13

+ Long, James H. K 11

+ Long, Nicholas E 2

+ Long, Perry D 3



H
B
D



Maccaboy, James
Maloy, Dennis



10
6

10
I



6
10

2



E 5

B 10

C 2

Malten, John C 10
McDermott, F. C. B 10
McDonncl, John, (McDon-
ald) H 8
McWilliams, Thomas



NAME. CO.

+ Mellen, Henr>'B., U. S. Cav.

Moore, Wm. J.
+ Moring, Andrew D.

Morton, Charles
+ Palmer, .A.sa D.
+ Palmer, Ezekiel U. S. A.,
+ Palmer, George W.
+ Palmer, Henry S.
+ Palmer, Joseph 2^
+ Parker, Riley H.
+ Paul, William E.
+ Pendergast, George P.
+ Philbrick, Charles W.
+ Pinkham, Alphonso
+ Pinkham, John H.
+ Pinkham, Joshua
+ Prescott, Benjamin

+ Reynolds, Charles W.



REGT.

K II

G 5

H 6

F 7

F 7

K 3

A 9

K II



D
B
H
H
K
F



Roberts, John A.

Rogers, John
+ Ryan, Patrick, Co. H, Navy
& 1st Cavalry

Saunders, George
+ Sanders, John B.

Scales, Edward

Scott, Austin
+ Shepard, John
+ Small, James R.
+ Smart, Amos M.

Smith, Daniel

Smith, James
+ Smith, Samuel E.
+ Starbird, James W.
+ Stevens, Andrew J.
+ Stevens, Samuel

Stewart, Horace M.

+ Stimpson, Alfred

+ Stimpson, Curtis

Strunk, Isaac

+ Thompson, S. Millet
+ Tuttle, Andrew J. S.
+ Tuttle, Freeman H.



2
2
6
6

3

7



K

I 5

A 12

D 10



B 10
B 6



E 4

G 5

E 2

G 7

K II
F

S 7

D 15

H 6

H 6

I 6

H 6

B 10

A 2

H 6

B 2

A 12

E 13

E 13

B 2



158



HISTORY OF DURHAM



NAME. (

+ Tuttle, James H.

Urnback, Adam

Valley, Franklin?
+ Vibbert, Luke R.

+ Walker, James F.
+ Walker, Thomas H.,
White, James

Meti born in Durham, who lived elsewhere when they enlisted

in the Civil War.



REGT.


NAME.


CO. REGT.


B


3


+ Willey, Henry


K


3






+ Willey, Jonas M.


H


6


E


5


+ Willey, James Warren


K


3






Williams George


E


5


H


6








H


3


Young, Charles, negro


C&G
D


ID

2


H


6


+ Young, George B.


K


II


D


2


+ Young, James T.


K


II


K


5


+ Young, John T.


E


13






Youngblet, Friedrick


E


12



NAME.


CO. REGT.


NAME.




CO.


REGT.


Adams, John


B


12








D


lO


Bryant, John S.


B


3








D


2


Chesley, Joseph M.


E


2


Maj. Mellen, Henry


B.,


U. 5


).




Colomy, Jacob, not born in D.,




Cavalry










lived here after war.


I


3


Randall, Charles D.






D


3


Dudley, Hollis 0., not


born in




Reynolds, Charles W.






K




D. but lived here aft


er war.










I


5


1st N. H. Regt. &


C


II


Ricker, Joseph






I


3


Ellison, Geo. W.


H


6


Speed, John






A


H


Fernald, William J.


G


2


Smith, Danieb






F




Farr, John


B


5








S


7


Hill, Alfred H.




3


Stimpson, William






H


7


Keyes, Phylander


D


9


Stevens, James, lived here


after




Long, Nicholas


E


2


war.










Mendum, John, only l[\


•ed here




Venner, James M.






D


2


after the war


D


3


Willey, James






K


7



Durham Soldiers who Enlisted During Civil War in Other
States, as Shown by Town of Durham Records



NAME.


REGT. CO


1. STATE.


John Conroy


28 E


Massachusetts


Wm. Dame




Wisconsin


Daniel Walker


1st
Cavalry


Massachusetts


Edward Bickford


45 B


Massachusetts


Michael Long




Massachusetts


Robert H. Mathes


17


Maine


Lysander Richardson


Navy


Massachusetts


Charles Edgerly


12 E


Massachusetts


Samuel T. Long


I G


Massachusetts


1 See Genealogical notes,


Smith family.





Sept. 2, i86i



HISTORY OF DURHAM



159



Names of men who volunteered for 9 months in other States.



NAME.


REGT


. CO


K STATE.


Edward Bickford


45


B


Massachusetts


Charles B. Jenness


48




Massachusetts


John Conroy


28


E


Massachusetts


Lysander Richardson






Wisconsin


William Dame






Wisconsin


Thomas Ilenney


13


H


Maine


William Henney


5


B


Maine


George Hoitt


Cavalry


Rhode Island


Daniel Mathes






Massachusetts



Durham Men in the Navy During the Civil War



NAME.
Chas. W. Reynolds



Benjamin F. Jackson
Charles W. Davis
Charles B. Jenness
George F. Richardson
Ebenezer S. Chapman
Albert B. Clement
Lysander Richardson
James Britton

Sylvanus Chapman
Luko Long
Patrick Ryan
Cephas Hcpworth
John Dcnney (A. G. S.)
John Drew



MUSTERED IN. NAVY. TERM. AGE.

Apr. 25, Landsman 3 reenlisted Aug.

1861

May 13, Landsman

1861
May 13, Landsman

1861
May 15, Landsman i 21

1861
]\Iay 16, Landsman 2 or 3 27 reenlisted Oct.







19,


1864,


5






yrs.






3


21








3


21









1861








12, 1862


May 29,
1861


ordinary


I


31




July 29,
1861


Landsman


3


21




Sept. 2,




3


25


reenlisted Dec.


1861
Oct. 14,
1861

Nov. 20


Landsman
, Landsman


I


21


2, 1864. marine

reenlisted 1863-

I year, Aug.

19 1864-2 yr.


1861










Feb. 19,


Landsman


3


21




1862










July 24,
1862


Landsman


I


19




Aug. 9,
1862


Landsman


I


21




Sept. 15

1863
Oct. 23,


, Navy
Seaman


I


35


reenlisted Oct.


1863






21


, 1864, 2 years.



l60 HISTORY OF DURHAM



NAME. MUSTERED IN. NAVY.


TERM.


AGE.


William Tuttle, Jr.


Aug. 6, Navy
1864


I




Charles S. Davis


Oct. 29, Navy
1864


2




Charles H. Bunker


Nov. 7, Navy
1864


4




George W. Bunker


Nov. 8, Navy
1864


2




James L. Goodwin


Oct. 22, Navy
1864


2




Henry Mathews (4 years)


July 6, Navy
1859


I


25


Wallace Halstead (4 years)


Aug. 23,
1859


I


23


Asa Mathes









The accompanying group of veterans, living half a century-
after their services in the Union Army, are now champions of
peace and fraternity. They are here presented with the grati-
tude and congratulations of fellow townsmen. Beginning with
the upper row, at the left, they are: George P. Demeritt, Lieut.
Co. K, nth Regt. N. H. Vols.; John H. Doeg, Co. A, 9th Regt.
N. H. Vols.; George P. Doeg, Co. D, 3rd Regt. N. H. Vols.;
David O. Davis, Co. D, 2nd Regt. and Co. F, 5th Regt. N. H.
Vols.; Silas Jenkins, Corp. Co. D, First Mass. Heavy Artillery.
Those in the lower row, beginning also at the left, are: Samuel
J. Jones, Co. H, 6th Regt. N. H. Vols.; True W. Lovering, Co. F,
13th Regt. N. H. Vols.; Riley H. Parker, Co. A, 9th Regt. N. H.
Vols.; Joshua Pinkham, Co. K, 3rd Regt. N. H. Vols.; and David
A. Stevens, Co. E, First Regt. of Heavy Artillery.

Earlier in this chapter has been presented the military record
of some who were prominent in the struggle for national inde-
pendence. The lapse of time has added to their laurels. Half
a century has passed since the war for the preservation of the
union, and perhaps this is perspective enough for history to
make mention of their deeds. The following condensed state-
ments of military services may interest some future generations
even more than those who now read them.

Enoch G. Adams enlisted from Durham, 22 April 1851, at
the age of 32, for three months. He reenlisted, 10 May 1861
for three years and was mustered in i June of the same year.
He was promoted to sergeant, i October 1861, and was severely




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1 62 HISTORY OF DURHAM

wounded at Williamsburg. He was promoted to be second
lieutenant, lo August 1862, and was commissioned captain
of Company D, First United States Volunteers, 30 April 1864.
He was mustered out of service at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 2
November 1865, having been brevetted major for gallantry.
From May to September, 1865, he was in command at Fort
Erie, Dak., as ranking officer of the three regiments comprising
its garrison. After leaving the service he spent some years on
the Pacific Coast, being registrar of land under appointment
of President Grant, at Vancouver, and published a newspaper
there. He settled on a farm in Berwick, Me., where he died.

Capt. John B. Sanders was born in Effingham, August 1817,
and at the outbreak of the rebellion was a traveling salesman
with a good salary. He succeeded in enlisting sixty men and
received a captain's commission from Gov. Berry and was
presented with a sword by people in Durham. He was in the
Burnside expedition, had a sunstroke at Newport News in July,
1862, and was forced by ill health to resign. He belonged to
the famous Sixth New Hampshire Regiment of Volunteers,
that fought in twenty-three battles and lost two thirds of its
original number of men. Capt. Sanders after the war resided
in Dover, where he died, having suffered much from disease
contracted in the service.

The following is taken from the History of the Seventh New
Hampshire Regiment:

Major Daniel Smith was a son of Winthrop Smith, Esq., of Durham. He
was born at that place on the 27th of January, 1823. After graduation from
the public schools of his native town he attended for several terms the acade-
mies at Greenland and Pittsfield. In early life he adopted the business of
landsurveyor, which to him proved eminently successful. In 1850 he was com-
missioned lieutenant-colonel of the Twenty-fifth Regiment of New Hampshire
Militia, and besides filled many positions of honor and trust in his native town.
In 1854 he removed to Dover and from 1855 to i860 he was deputy sheriff
for Strafford County, city marshal for Dover for three years, and a representa-
tive from that city to the popular branch of the New Hampshire legislature
in i860 and 1 86 1. For his character as a man and for the many desirable
qualities he possessed for the position he was appointed and commissioned



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