Twelfth New Hampshire  Regiment Company D Roster

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Richard W. MUSGROVE, Capt., of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862 in Co. D, 12th Regt.. He was mustered in as corporal; appointed sergeant, Mar. 17, 1863; first sergeant, Feb. 1, 1864; was at battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (where he had one musket shattered and another knocked from his hands), at Gettysburg (where he carried the state colors on the third day's fight), and at Wapping Heights. When the regiment was stationed at Point Lookout, he was detailed for duty at the camp for prisoners of war, where he had charge of 1,000 men, and later was sergeant of the provost guard at Gen. Gilman Marston's brigade headquarters; discharged, Apr. 23, 1864, to accept promotion, and Apr 24,1864, was appointed first lieutenant of Co. D, 1st Regt. U. S. Vol. Inf., a regiment, organized by Gen. Butler, and composed of prisoners of war who had taken the oath of allegiance and enlisted into the service of the Union; appointed captain of Co. I, same regiment, Aug. 13, 1864, and mustered out, May 21, 1866, after a service of three years and nine months. While in this regiment, he served three months in Norfolk, Va., as provost guard, and the balance of the time on the northwest and western frontiers, being stationed one year at Fort Ridgely, Minn. In the fall of 1865, his company with three others opened what is now the Smoky Hill route of the Union Pacific railroad, from Atchison, Kan., to Denver, Col. In winter of 18651866, he was stationed at what is now Fort Wallace, Kansas, over 300 miles from the nearest settlement on the east.

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David E. EVERETT, Lieut., of Bristol; enlisted as a private Aug. 20, 1862; mustered as first lieutenant, Sept. 8, 1862. He was with his company at Fredericksburg, but soon after resigned on account of rheumatism. His discharge was dated Jan. 26,1863.

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Alonzo W. JEWETT, Lieut., of Bristol;, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, and was mustered as sergeant. He was made first lieutenant of Co. I, Dec. 2, 1863. He was in all the principal engagements of the regiment except the Siege at Petersburg, at which time he was acting quartermaster of field hospital, and later of the 12th Regt., and was assistant quartermaster of the post at Danville. At Cold Harbor he was slightly wounded; was mustered out with the regiment, June 21, 1865.

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Enos B. FERRIN, Sergt., of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; appointed corporal, Jan. 20, 1864; sergeant, June 1, 1865; mustered out, June 21, 1865; was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Swift Creek, and Cold Harbor, and Siege of Petersburg, and escaped all unharmed. During the Gettysburg campaign, he was on detached service as guard for a wagon train, and so escaped that battle.

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Uriah H. KIDDER, Sergt., of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862. He was appointed corporal Jan. 8, 1863, and sergeant Nov. 3, 1863. He was in every engagement of his regiment up to Cold Harbor, where he was severely wounded with a minie ball in his thigh, and was not able to do active service afterward. At Gettysburg a piece of shell helped him over a fence, a towel in his knapsack probably saving his life. At Chancellorsville he lay beside his brother, Henry R. KIDDER when he was killed; discharged, on account of his wound, at Point of Rocks, Va., May 28, 1865.

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Thomas E. OSGOOD, Sergt., of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; was mustered as corporal; appointed sergeant, Mar. 31, 1863. He was in the battle of Fredericksburg, at Chancellorsville (where he was wounded in the right arm with a minie ball), Swift Creek, Relay House, and at Drury's Bluff. At Drury's Bluff he was wounded in the left leg with a piece of shell, which caused a contusion, resulting in a long and dangerous sickness, and causing so much trouble in later years that he was obliged to use crutches. He did no service after his last wound and was discharged July 20, 1865.

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Moses B. HOWE, Corporal, of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 7, 1862. He was appointed corporal Jan. 25, 1864, and served for some time as color corporal, but much of his time he served as nurse. He was mustered out with the regiment June 21, 1865.

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Albert NELSON, Corp., of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, was at the battle of Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville, at the latter of which he was wounded, May 3, 1863. He returned to the regiment in the fall of '63, and was appointed corporal Feb. 5, 1864. He died Feb. 10, 1865, of chronic diarrhea, while at home on a sick furlough.

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Louis ROWE, Corp., of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862. He came to Bristol from Canada when a young man and learned the wheelwright trade, and was a good workman. He was not naturalized and therefore not subject to a draft, but he refused a good offer to stay at home and go later as a substitute for the party making the offer in case he should be drafted. He was at the battle of Fredericksburg, and at Chancellorsville was severely wounded, the same minie ball wounding his left hand and piercing his right lung. This wound entitled him to a discharge, but he preferred to return to the regiment, which he did the following winter, and did good service as guard of quartermaster stores. He engaged in the fight at Drury's Bluff from choice. He was appointed corporal Jan. 20, 1864, and mustered out with the regiment June 21, 1865. After 19 years of suffering he died of his wound in Bristol, June 27, 1882.

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Charles G. SMITH, Corp, Of Bristol; was born in Moultonboro. He was a miller in Bristol and 31 years of age when he enlisted, Aug. 12, 1862. He was mustered as corporal. At the battle of Chancellorsville, one knee was shattered by a piece of shell or a minie ball and he died of his wounds June 6, following, at Aquia Creek, Va. He left a widow in Bristol.

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John ADAMS, Private, December 14, 1863, age 22.

 

Joseph ANDERSON, Private, resided Newark; enlisted December 14, 1863, age 28.

 

John F. CHASE, of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, and was discharged at Washington, D. C., Feb. 23, 1863.

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George C. CURRIER, of Bristol; enlisted as a drummer, Aug. 12, 1862. In action the duties of the musicians were to look after the wounded. In this capacity he saw much of the fighting in which his regiment was engaged, though he did not carry a musket. He was mustered out with his regiment June 21, 1865.

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Amos DAMON, of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, as a musician (fifer). He spent nearly all his enlistment as a nurse in the hospitals and was most efficient and faithful in this position. He was mustered out with his regiment June 21, 1865.

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Adna M. HALL, of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862. At the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville he escaped unharmed, but at Gettysburg, in the early part of the fight of the second day, he was struck by a minie ball in the shoulder while in a stooping position, and it plowed a path down his back. He died of his wound at Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 1863.

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Oliver P. HALL, of Bristol, a brother Adna M. HALL, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862. He was in all the general engagements of his regiment except Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. At Chancellorsville, while trying to bind up the death wound of a comrade, he was severely wounded in the hip by a minie ball. Unable to travel, he was taken prisoner, but paroled. Recovering from his wound, he rejoined his regiment the next fall. At-Burmuda Hundred, Nov. 17, 1864, while on the picket line, he was again captured, and was in Libby and Belle Island prisons, Richmond, and that at Salisbury, N. C., from which place he was exchanged Apr. 15, 1865, and discharged at Concord May 30, 1865.

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Henry R. KIDDER, of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862. He was one of the first in the regiment to fall, being killed at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863. He was lying on the ground with the regiment, in the second line of battle, before becoming engaged, when a minie ball pierced his brain.

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Arthur L. KIMBALL, Private, claimed residence Sanbornton; enlisted August 11 1862, age 22; mustered out Richmond, VA June 21 1865; last reported residence Woodsville, NH.  

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Dan P. NELSON, of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; was in the battle of Fredericksburg, and at Chancellorsville, where he was killed June 3, 1863. He was the oldest of three brothers who served in the same company.

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Major J. NELSON, of Bristol; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; was at Fredericksburg and wounded at Chancellorsville; discharged, July 3, 1865, to date June 21, 1865. At the battle of Chancellorsville, Albert was first wounded in the head by a piece of shell, and Dan went to his assistance. While helping him from the field, Major was found, wounded, but not so badly but that he lent a hand in assisting Albert. A few minutes later, Dan received his death wound. A ball struck him in the back and penetrated his bowels, protruding in front. The enemy were close upon them, and Dan begged his brothers to leave him rather than all should be captured, and so they left him to die alone. It was in memory of the two deceased brothers that Nelson Post, G. A. R., Bristol, was named.

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Allen PEABODY, Private, enlisted Aug 15 1862, age 25; claimed residence Laconia; discharged disabled Falmouth, VA March 12 1863. 

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David R. SMITH, of Hill, brother of  Corpl. Charles G. SMITH

 

George W. TWOMBLY, was a native of Gilmanton and 29 years of age when he enlisted, Aug. 16, 1862. He was wounded at Chancellorsville; transferred to Co. I, 1st Invalid Corps, Sept. 2, 1863; discharged, July 14, 1865.

 

John C. TWOMBLY

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Orren W., WALLIS [WALLACE], of Bristol; enlisted, first, Aug. 12, 1862, and was discharged for disability at Falmouth, Va., Mar. 21, 1863; Jan. 31,1865, enlisted in Co. E, 3rd Regt., Veteran Reserve Corps,  was discharged for disability July 27, 1865. His first enlistment was credited to Sanbornton; his second, to Bristol.

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Source(s):

  1. History of the Town of Bristol, Vol 1. R. W. Musgrove, Bristol, NH 1904 transcribed by Fred Kunchick

  2. Register of Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire 1861-65 (1895): transcribed by Fred Kunchick


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