New Hampshire’s 1845 Militia

Author: Thomas G. Clark

Language: English


In June of 1845, just fifteen years shy of the Civil War, one hundred and forty men signed a cloth petition addressed to the New Hampshire legistature recommending a new commander for their regiment. Though the men of the 15th Regiment have long ago passed into history, the petition has survived bearing the clear and legible signatures of each man.

The Forgotten Fifteenth is the story of each of the signers and the search for their identity. Each in some way contributed to the rich history of New Hampshire and The Forgotten Fifteenth is an attempt to retell their individual and collective narrative. Please join me on this journey to remember the soldiers “between the wars”.