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Penacook in the War for the Union free pdf Excerpt from Penacook in the War for the Union At a meeting of the Post, in October, 1888, I was requested to write a paper on the men who went from Penacook, - or, as it was known in 1861, Fisherville, - to the War of the Rebellion, and who lost their lives in battle, or from the effects of wounds or disease. The object of the Post in making this request was two-fold, - (1) to preserve from oblivion the memory of those whose loss brought honor and mourning to our community, and (2) to close the observance of Memorial Day in a manner befitting the sacredness of such an occasion. This could not help being a sad duty for me, as it recalled to remembrance the features of many with whom I was associated in the school-room, mill, or shop- but it was also a pleasure, in a certain sense, as I was thus enabled to pay this tribute to their patriotism. When the news of the attack on Sumter, in April, 1861, reached Penacook, quickly followed by the attack in Baltimore of the secession mob on the 6th Massachusetts, the feeling in our village was similar to that in all manufacturing communities. The most intense loyalty to the Union manifested itself, first, in the hanging oat of the stars and stripes, and again, when the government called for troops, in being among the first to furnish volunteers. At that time the Washington House was kept by Major J. S. Durgin. He had two sons at work in Boston. The youngest, Hiram, was well known to the old residents as a stout, good-natured boy, full of life, and a great lover of the sports common in those days, especially the old-fashioned game of base-ball as it was played then. He enlisted when the first three-months regiment was organized, but with his brother Abner was transferred to the company commanded by Capt. Leonard Drown, in the second three years regiment. In this command he served up to the second Bull Run, fought in July, 1862- and here, not far from where he first met the enemy on the same field but one year before, be met a soldier's death, falling with a sergeant's stripes on his arm, and lies buried in an unknown grave. His company commander, Captain Leonard Drown, was one of the best known men in Penacook for ten years before the war began. He was foreman of the Pioneer Fire Company for some years - a man of striking appearance, and one of the best line officers in a regiment second to none in the service. I saw him last at Bladensburgh, Md., in October, 1861, during a visit made to his quarters by some of the Third New Hampshire, to which I was attached. At the severely contested battle of Williamsburgh, Va., during the forward movement of McClellan's army in March, 1862, he fell at the head of his company, shot through the head. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : John C Linehan
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 133084131X
EAN : 9781330841310
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 28 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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