A seated image of Manson M. Brickett of Company I, 11th New Hampshire Infantry.† Brickett has a neat fan beard and is wearing what looks like and identification badge under his beard.† The backmark on the image is "Monitor Gallery, Phillips & Harris, Camp Hamilton, Va.".† Signed in blue ink on the bottom of the image is "Manson M. Brickett - Candier".† Brickett mustered in in September 1862.† He transfered to the Veterans Reserve Corps, 2nd Battalion in September 1863.† He mustered out in September 1865.
|Eleventh Infantry. ó Col., Walter Harriman; Lieut. -Cols., Moses N. Collins, Leander W. Cogswell; Majs., Moses N. Collins, Evarts W. Farr. The 11th, composed of volunteers from the state at large for three years' service, was mustered in at Concord, Aug. 21 to Sept. 10, 1862. The original members were mustered out at Alexandria, Va., June 4, 1865, and the recruits were transferred to the 6th N. H. infantry on June 1, 1865. The original members numbered 1,005, the recruits 649, transferred 1, making a total of 1,655. The regiment lost by death 303 men, of whom 136 were killed or died of wounds. The 11th left Concord Sept. 11, 1862, for Baltimore and on its arrival there was immediately ordered to Washington, where it became part of the 2nd brigade of the 2nd division of the 9th corps, in which it remained throughout its service. It participated in the battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, where First Sergt. Francis H. Goodall, Co. G, won a medal of honor for conspicuous gallantry, and then went into camp at Newport News, Va., until March, 1863. On June 14, 1863, the regiment arrived at Vicksburg, having spent the months of April and May en route. It was engaged at Jackson, Miss., and then returned to the North by way of Cairo. On Oct. 15, 1863, it was at Knoxville Tenn., where it participated in the siege from Nov. 17 to Dec. 5, and afterward aided in the pursuit of Gen. Longstreet through the mountains of East Tennessee. On April 7, 1864, the regiment arrived at Annapolis after marching across the mountains, 175 miles in 11 days, and was engaged at the Battle of the Wilderness. It was then with the Army of the Potomac in the actions at Spottsylvania, North Anna river, Totopotomoy, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor and the siege of Petersburg. On June 17, at Petersburg, Private Henry W. Rowe, Co. I, made a heroic capture of a flag, which won him a medal of honor. Having served constantly at Petersburg from June 16, 1864, to April 3, 1865, the 11th on April 4 went to City Point, Va., from there to Alexandria and Washington, where it participated in the grand review and was mustered out after nearly three years of hard service. |
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