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Third New Hampshire Infantry.

Hawley's Brigade — Terry's Division--Tenth Corps.

(1) Col. Enoch Q. Fellows. (2) Col. John H. Jackson. (3) Col. John Bedell; Bvt. Brig. Gen.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 2   2 1   1 17
Company A   20 20   15 15 169
  B   18 18   16 16 172
  C 1 16 17   16 16 171
  D   25 25   14 14 168
  E 2 19 21   12 12 166
  F   17 17   15 15 174
  G 1 16 17   24 24 168
  H 3 21 24   14 14 171
  I 2 16 18 1 14 15 173
  K 1 18 19   12 12 176
Totals 12 186 198 2 152 154 1,725

198 killed == 11.4 per cent.

Of the 1,028 originally enrolled, 132 were killed, and 88 died of disease. Total killed and wounded, 685; Died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 31.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Secessionville, S. C. 27 Ware Bottom Church, Va. 3
Pinckney Island, S. C. 5 Petersburg, Va., June 16, 1864 16
Morris Island, S. C. 7 Deep Bottom, Va. 28
Fort Wagner, S. C. (assault) 12 New Market Road, Va., Oct. 7, 1864 5
Siege of Fort Wagner, S. C. 5 Darbytown Road, Va., Oct. 13, 1864 1
Chester Station, Va. 1 Charles City Road, Va., Oct. 27, 1864 8
Drewry's Bluff, Va. 66 Fort Fisher, N. C. 5
Bermuda Hundred, Va. 8 Sugar Loaf Hill, N. C. 1

Present, also, at Pocotaligo; St. John's River; Pilatka.

notes.--Organized at Concord in August, 1861, and left the State on Sept. 3d. After a short stay, successively, at Long Island, Washington, Annapolis, and Fort Monroe, it arrived November 4th at Port Royal, S. C. Remaining at Hilton Head and its vicinity, the regiment was not under fire until the affair at Secessionville, June 16, 1862, where, under command of Colonel Jackson, it established a reputation for gallantry and efficiency. It took 623 officers and men into that action, sustaining a loss of 9 killed, 93 wounded, and 2 missing; total 104. In 1863 it participated in the operations in Charleston Harbor, and in April, 1864, sailed from Florida to join the Army of the James in Virginia. On the 6th of May, 1864, it landed at Bermuda Hundred with about 800 men, Lt.-Col. Josiah I. Plimpton in command. It was engaged at Drewry's Bluff, May 13th, a memorable day in the history of the Third New Hampshire. In that battle it made a brilliant and successful charge, but with a loss of over 200 men, the loss occurring in less than twenty minutes time. In July it was armed with Spencer rifles, a breech-loader of rapid and effective fire. At Deep Bottom the regiment lost half its number (12 killed, 71 wounded, and 9 missing), Colonel Plimpton falling, with a bullet through his heart, while leading a charge. The regiment was ordered home a few days later; the recruits and reenlisted men remaining in the field preserved the organization. The Third fought at Fort Fisher--then in Abbott's Brigade — and on July 20th, 1865, was mustered out of service.


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