The Civil War in the East

14th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment


The 14th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment lost 8 officers and 63 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 151 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


The regiment is honored by a monument in the Winchester National Cemetery.


September 24

Organized at Concord and mustered in under Colonel Rober Wilson, Lieutenant Colonel Tileston Barker, and Major Samuel Duncan


Ordered to Washington, D.C. and attached to Grover's Brigade, Military District of Washington


Picket and patrol duty along Upper Potomac, Defenses of Washington



Assigned to Jewett's Brigade, 22nd Corps, Defenses of Washington


Provost duty at Washington, D.C.


Assigned to Garrison of Washington, D.C., 22nd Corps


February 3

Ordered to Harper's Ferry

February 25

Moved to Cumberland, Md. and return to Washington

March 20

Ordered to New Orleans, La. and sailed from New York.


Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, Jefferson City and along Lake Pontchatrain assigned to Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf.

June 7

Ordered to Morganza, La. and assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf

July 13-August 19

Movement to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D. C., and to Berryville, Va.

August to

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, assigned to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division

September 19

Battle of Winchester, or Opequon

The regiment suffered 32 killed, 12 mortally wounded, including Colonel Alexander Gardner, and 10 wounded.



Captains William H. Chaffin and William A. Fosgate

Lieutenants Henry S. Paul and Jesse A. Fiske

Sergeants Charles C. Wilson, George W. Felch, Matthew Macurdy and Albert A. Baker

Corporals: Nathaniel P. Rust, Moses Allen, George W. Hazen, Sylvester Tasker, Charles W. Noyes and Darwin W. Chase

Privates Nathaniel Wyman, Sydney H. Young, George Perrigo, George L. Wetherbee, Fred B. Andrews, Henry L. Haynes, Aaron E. Boyd, C. L. Himan, Melborn Marston, George T. Souther, Walter. A. Scott, Lucius Parker, Otis A. Barnes, Silas Water, Hazen O. Baker, Daniel J. Cameron, Daniel W. Phelps and Lauren E.. Bent


Mortally wounded:

Colonel Alexander Gardner, A. E. Colburn, G. H. Stone, Lucius Willard, Harvey R. Brown, G. H. Stone, George W. Tucker, Luther G. Merrill, Richard Varney, G. B. Cofran, Oceanus Straw, Harrison Atwood, Amos Harriman

September 22

Fisher's Hill

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek


Duty at Kernstown and other points in the Shenandoah Valley



Moved to Washington, D.C.

January 8-20

To Savannah, Ga. and Provost duty there, assigned to 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South


Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

March 24

Captain Oliver Marston promoted to lieutenant colonel

May 6-14

March to Augusta, Ga.


Return to Savannah

July 8

Mustered out

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