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The Weekly Courier, Newspaper, Friday Evening, Jan. 22, 1864, Rochester, NH.

DEATHS: In Portsmouth, (NH), Jan., 10, (1864), Mr. Nathaniel GUNNISON, printer, aged 30 years -- a member of Co. K, 13th N.H.V.

DEATHS: At Camp Nelson, Ky., Dec. 10, Truman C. SWAIN, aged 22, formerly of Dover, and member of 11th N.H. V. His remains were brought to Dover (NH) and interred on the 31st (Jan. 1864), with military honors by the Strafford Guards

DEATHS: HORN -- At the U.S. Barracks Hospital, New Orleans, Sept 25th. (1863) of chronic diarrhea. Serg't Joseph D. HORN, of Co. I, 26th Mass. Regiment, formerly of Rochester. Thus we record the death of another Lawrence soldier. He was a young man much beloved by his officers and asociates and in a letter home, Capt. PICKERING says of him: 'He was as brave a fellow as ever lived; I know this by experience as a soldier with him in several engagements, and he was always one of my very best men. He possessed many, very many, good qualities rarely found in young men.-- After over thirty months in the service of his country, he has fallen a victim to disease.' Serg't Horn formerly belonged in Rochester, N.H. and when the rebel cannon around Sumter awoke the loyal North, in April, 1861, he took the first train for this city, where he volunteered at once to fill one of the uncalled for uniforms of the Infantry, and left the next morning with the company. On the return of the regiment he enlisted again with Capt. Pickering for three years. All who knew him in the three months 'campaign' through Baltimore' and in the present service, speak of him in the most glowing words of praise. Humble in position, honorable character, and rich in love for his country. He has fallen an early martyr to her noble cause.

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The Weekly Courier, Newspaper, Friday Evening, Jan. 29, 1864, Rochester, NH.

(TIDBIT: -Jan 29, 1864) Capt. Joseph J. LADD of the 8th N.H. regiment, has been dismissed from the service for speaking disrespectfully of his superior officer.

(TIDBIT: Jan. 29, 1864) Capt. C.W. SAWYER has been commissioned as Major of the 4th N.H. Regt. and 2d Lieut. C.E. EVERETT has been commissioned 1st Lieut. Co. K, 11th N.H. Regt. Both the above mentioned appointments are well deserved and have given much satisfaction to our citizens.

(TIDBIT: Jan 29, 1864) The members and many well wishers of the First Freewill Baptist Church will be pleased to learn that the Society's debt is paid. This good work was accomplished by the energy of Rev. Mr. TRUE aided by the generosity of the citizens. Thus by the labors of Parsons BABCOCK, True and the benevolence of others, the society has a beautiful church free of debts. It's former pastor, Rev. Mr. CILLEY, is now Chaplain of our glorious 8th Regt., and writes most encouraging letters from that new mounted command. success to the church and all its pastors and friends.

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The Farmington Weekly Courier, Newspaper, Friday Evening, February 5, 1864, Rochester, NH.

MARRIAGES: In Exeter, Tuesday evening, Jan. 26th, by Rev. J.C. LEARNED, Wm. H. THOMPSON, Paymaster U.S.N., and Miss Medora E. GALE of Exeter, daughter of Stephen GALE, Esq.

(Amusing Antidote) An amusing incident, happening in the Second N.H. Regiment, during the battle of Gettysburg, show the coolness of Yankee boys, and their love for the "Almighty Dollar." One of our boys, thinking of a small debt due him from one of his comrades, and likewise of the uncertainty of life and all earthly things, during the fiercest of the contest, when the air was full of bursting shells and whistling bullets, left his place in the ranks and went to the colors, where his comrade was actively engaged in protecting the flag of his country, and sustaining the honor of the Old Granite State; and apologizing for the intrusion, said he might not have another opportunity to meet him, and that he would consider it a great favor if he would pay the debt. having received his due, he coolly returned to his place in the ranks, with the evident satisfaction of one who had done his duty to himself, his country, and all mankind. Strange to say, neither of the above were injured in battle.

AN INTERESTING WAR STORY - In a letter entitled "Chattanooga Chat, " in the Chicago Journal, Benjamin F. TAYLOR relates the following interesting story of the recent campaign in Tennessee: "Now and then a little human smile brightens war's grim visage, like a flash of sunshine on an angry day. I remember one that I wish I could dequerreotype. The menities of battle are so few, how precious they become! Let me give you that little "touch of nature that makes the whole world kin." A few months ago, the 3d Ohio, belonging to Streight's command, entered a town enroute for Richmond, prisoners of war. Worn down, famished, herded "like dumb, driven cattle," to wear out the night. A rebel regiment, the 54th Virginia, being camped near by, many came strolling about to see the sorry show of poor, supperless Yankees. They did not stare long, but hastened away to camp, and came streaming back with coffee kettles, corn bread and bacon the best they had, and all they had and straightway little fires began to twinkle, bacon was suffering the martyrdom of the Saint of the Gridiron, and the aroma of coffee, rose like the fragrant cloud of a thank offering. Loyal guests and rebel hosts were mingled; our hungry boys ate and were satisfied; and for that one night our common humanity stood acquitted of the heavy charge of total depravity with which it is blackened. Night and our boys departed together. The prisoners in due time were exchanged and are now encamped within rifle shot of Kelly's Ferry on the bank of the Tennessee. But often, around the camp fires, I have heard them talk of the 54th Virginia, that proved themselves so much measurably better "than a brother a far off;" heard them wonder where they were and discuss the chance that they might ever meet.

ARTICLE ROCHESTER: - Death of A Soldier -- News has been received during the past week of the death of Mr. Henry HORNEY, a veteran volunteer from this town, belonging to the 6th N.H. Regt., who died at Schenectady, N.Y., on the 29th ult. He started with the regiment to come home on furlough granted in consequence of re-enlisting, from the southern border of Kentucky, but could not survive the journey. Whatever imperfections were his, we consign them to his long home with his remains; and whatever of virtue he possessed, let it not be said he was without words of just praise. He was a true patriot, and has thus early fallen a martyred hero for us all. His was a crown which would ill become many less worthy men at home. The true soldier, he who fights not the battle with words, but with hand and heart and brave deed, is the true nobleman, and the honors of political life shrink into contemptible insignificance beside such as his. Let us not forget to honor his memory. His remains, we understand, have been sent for and are expected today.

DEATHS: In Fremont, 4th inst., Mr. Laomi B. WARREN, aged 20. He was a volunteer in the 7th N.H. Regiment

DEATHS: In Virginia, Dec. 26th, of small pox, Corporal Alonzo HARTFORD, aged 23 years, 10 months 26 days, a member of the 22d Regt. Mass. Vols. son of B.P. HARTFORD, Lebanon, ME.

DEATHS: In Hospital at Beaufort, Stephen ROWE, aged 37, a member of 7th N.H.V., formerly of Dover.

MEMOIR: Hon. Eli WENTWORTH was born in Milton, N.H., Feb. 19, 1821. He lived in his native town the most of his life, and received many marks of distinction from his fellow citizens, having filled the offices of Selectman, County Treasurer, Representative and Senator, serving his State and Town in public office before his enlistment eleven years. When the present rebellion broke out his patriotism was fully aroused and he felt it his duty to do all in his power for his country. He was commissioned in the 6th Regt. N.H.V., Oct. 19, 1861. During his service with the Regiment he acted first as Commissary and subsequently was appointed to act as Quartermaster of the Brigade. He died of disease after a short sickness of only three weeks at Milldale, Mississippi, July 1862, aged 42 years 5 months. Mr. Wentworth was a valuable man and in his demise his family are bereft of a dutiful son, a confiding brother, a kind husband and a devoted father. As a Mason(?major ) he was an ornament, represented by the perfect (?-----)and had found a certain point within a circle which taught him to walk uprightly before God and man and square his actions by the square of virtue, and to remember that he was traveling to that undiscovered country from whose journey no traveler returns.

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The Weekly Courier, Newspaper, Friday Evening, February 19, 1864, Rochester, NH.

(MARRIAGES) In Exeter, Feb. 12, by Rev. C. NEWHALL, Corporal Geo. H. SMITH, Co. C 6th reg. N.H. Vol., and Miss Elizabeth A. EASON.

(DEATHS) In Campbell Hospital, Washington, D.C. Wm. H. SANBORN, aged 31, of Seabrook-- member of 14th N.H.V.

(DEATH: Jan 29, 1864) Hon. Eli WENTWORTH, late Quartermaster of the 6th Regt, who died last summer of fever near Vicksburg, was buried at South Milton a few days since, with Masonic honors. Members of the Fraternity from Dover, Great Falls, Rochester, Milton, Farmington, Wakefield and other towns were present. The services were under the immediate control of the Knight Tempiars and Sir Knights. Oliver WYATT of Dover and J.B. EDGERLY of Farmington, most appropriately performed the ceremonies in their official capacity. Wentworth was a worth man; temperate in his habits and moral in his conduct. He had filled various offices, performed much labor and did quite an extensive business. The community suffers a loss in his death.

(ARTICLE) Soldier's Festival -- At a large and general meeting of ladies and gentlemen last Friday evening at the Methodist Vestry, to see about making arrangements to give a Lavee for the benefit of the soldiers, the preliminary steps were taken to ensure its complete sucess. Mr. Henry M. KELLEY was called to the Chair, and remarks were made by Rev. Mr. Holman, the Chairman, Messrs. C.W. BROWN, S.D. WENTWORTH, J.R. MARSHALL, Geo. TILTON and others, all voucheafing their hearty co-operation with the ladies. It was voted to give the proceeds to the Festival to the Christian Commission, and that a general Executive Committee should be appointed into whose hands the management of the affair should be placed, and who were authorized to appoint the several sub committees. after a consultation with the ladies, the time of holding the Festival was postponed until week after election, four weeks hence, in order to give greater time for preparation when the meeting adjourned to this Friday evening, to meet at the congregational Vestry at 7 1 2 o'clock. The executive committee is as follows: Miss S.F. MATHES, Miss S.F. McDUFFEE, Miss Hattie DENNETT, Miss Clara HOLMAN, Miss Mary HAYES, Miss Susie WARREN, Miss, M.A. SANBORN, Miss Lucy J. DOE, Mrs. H.M. KELLEY, Mrs. J. R. MARSHALL, S.D. WENTWORTH, Mrs. S.D. WENTWORTH, C.W. PLACE, J.F. PLACE, George H. TILTON, H.M.KELLEY This committee was called together after the adjournment of the meeting, when a large list of sub committees was appointed, but as it is not yet complete, we refrain from publishing them until next week.

(CLIPPINGS & JOTTINGS) There is a rumor that all the Union prisoners are to be removed from Richmond.

(CLIPPINGS & JOTTINGS) Philadelphia has sent off its fourth negro regiment.

(CLIPPINGS & JOTTINGS) "A reception ball for soldiers of the 6th N.H.V., took place in Kingston, on Wednesday of last week.

(CLIPPINGS & JOTTINGS) Col. PHILLIPS, commanding the expedition in the Indian Territory, reports to Gen. THAYER that he has driven the enemy entirely out of that region, and that in several skirmishes he killed nearly one hundred rebels and captured one captain and twenty five men.

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