11th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

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11th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment
Active September 24, 1862 – June 4, 1865
Country United States of America
Allegiance New Hampshire & Union
Type Volunteer infantry
Engagements Battle of Fredericksburg
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Cedar Creek
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Cold Harbor
Battle of the Crater
Battle of Boydton Plank Road
Battle of Hatcher's Run
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Walter Harriman

The 11th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment was a Union army infantry regiment that participated in the American Civil War. It was raised in the New England state of New Hampshire, serving from October 4, 1862, to June 4, 1865.

On September 2, 1862, the regiment was organized and mustered in at Concord, New Hampshire. Among its notable officers was Walter Harriman, a future Governor of New Hampshire.

From September 11 to 14, 1862, the 11th moved to Washington, D.C. It was attached to Briggs' Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District of Washington, until October 1862, and then to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, until March 1863. From then, its assignments were:

  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to June 1863.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August 1863.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to April 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June 1865.

The regiment lost during its term of service 5 officers and 140 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 151 enlisted men by disease, for a total of 297 fatalities.

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  • Waite, Otis F. R., New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion. Claremont, NH: Tracy, Chase & company, 1870.