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10th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment
Active September 4, 1862 – June 21, 1865
Country United States of America
Allegiance New Hampshire & Union
Type Volunteer infantry
Engagements Battle of Fredericksburg
Peninsula Campaign

Battle of Drewry's Bluff
Bermuda Hundred
Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Fort Harrison
Battle of Fair Oaks

John Coughlin

The 10th 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 September 4, 1862, to June 21, 1865.

On September 4, 1862, the regiment was organized and mustered in at Manchester, New Hampshire. Among its notable officers was John Coughlin, a recipient of the Medal of Honor.

From September 22 to 25, 1862, the 10th moved to Washington, D.C., on September 30 to Frederick, Maryland, on October 4 to Sandy Hook, Md., and finally to Pleasant Valley on October 6. There it was attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac until April 1863. From then, its assignments were:

  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863.
  • 3rd Brigade, Getty's Division, United States Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Dept. of Virginia, to April 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina to December 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June 1865.

The regiment lost during its term of service 7 officers and 54 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 133 enlisted men by disease, for a total of 195 fatalities.

See also[]

  • List of New Hampshire Civil War Units

External links[]

Further reading[]

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