|Cpl. William H. Rich, 4th NH|
|Gillmore medal obverse|
Near the end of the war, the 4th also lost its colonel, Louis Bell, when he was mortally wounded during the Union capture of Fort Fisher near Wilmington, N.C. The fort was the last southern coastal stronghold. Bell died the next day, Jan. 16, 1865.
|Gillmore medal reverse|
William H. Rich, the corporal pictured right above, was an 18-year-old from Somersworth when he volunteered for the 4th New Hampshire in July of 1861. Nearly three years later, in June of 1864, he was awarded the Gillmore medal, named for Gen. Quincy Gillmore, commander of the Department of the South. Gillmore created the medal and awarded it for gallant and meritorious service during the siege of Charleston. The medal depicts Fort Sumter in ruins on one side with a facsimile of Gillmore's signature on the other.
|Daniel Davis of Somersworth joined the 4th|
NH at age 45 and served till he was wounded
at Drewry's Bluff.
|19 years old when he joined the 4th NH,|
Hiram Hurd made first sergeant.
|Ivory Jones served in the 7th NH till war's end.|
|William E. Harmon entered the 4th NH from|
Somersworth as a 17-year-old musician.
|A 29-year-old Englishman living in Somersworth, John McLaughlin became one|
of the Boys of '61 and served as a 7th NH private for three years.
|Sylvester Card wears his veteran's medal|
and GAR derby. He joined the 7th NH as
a 17-year-old private from Dover.
|James M. Lamos of Somersworth enlisted|
in the 7th New Hampshire at age 18 in
1861. Though wounded at New Market
Heights, he served till July 1865.
|Clarence L. Chapman joined the 4th NH as an 18-year-old corporal from Somersworth. Despite|
being shot at Petersburg, he served till war's end