1 New Hampshire Cavalry Identified Grouping

Offered is a wonderful grouping of a tintype and a regimental association badge.  The photograph is a tintype in a paper sleeve.  The Written on the paper sleeve is "my Father, when a soldier - Hamilton P. Chase".  The tintype is approximately 3 14 inches tall and 2 1/4 inches wide.  The paper sleeve is approximately 4 1/2 inches tall and 33 1/8 inches wide.  Private Chase is holding what looks like a quarter plate thermoplastic photo case in his left hand.  Chase is in his cavalry uniform.  The badge is beautiful.  The hanger is in the shape of a Spenser carbine.  A double yellow ribbon is attached to the hanger.  A gold colored bar is attached  below the hanger.  Written on the bar is "1st N.H.V.C.A." for 1st New Hampshire Veteran Cavalry Association.  Below the bar is a large pair of crossed sabers.  The badge is approximately 3 1/2 inches tall and 1 7/8 inches wide.

United States Regiments & Batteries > New Hampshire

The 1st New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment lost 5 officers and 28 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 112 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

October 24 to December 21First organized at Concord, N.H., as a Battalion of four Companies attached to 1st New England Cavalry. Later designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, Companies I, K, L & M. (see history for 1861 – 1864)

January 7Battalion detached from 1st Rhode Island Cavalry to form 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry.
February to AprilMoved to New Hampshire and on Veteran furlough and organizing Regiment
April 237 Companies organized and ordered to Washington, D.C.

At Camp Stoneman, D.C.
May 17Moved to Belle Plains, Va. Guard Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg S. R., and at Belle Plains. Atached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 1-12Part of Regiment at Hanover Court House and Cold Harbor
June 6Moved to White House
June 12Long Bridge
June 13Riddle’s Shop and White Oak Swamp
June 15Smith’s Store
June 22-30Wilson’s Raid on Southside & Danville Railroad
June 22Ream’s Station
June 23Nottaway Court House and Black and White Station
June 25Staunton Bridge (or Roanoke Station)
June 28-29Sappony Church (or Stony Creek)
June 29Ream’s Station
June 30-August 8On picket duty at Light House Point and City Point
JulyFive Companies complete organization and ordered to Washington, D.C. for guard and patrol duty and operations against Mosby’s guerrillas in the Defenses of Washington independent of regiment
August to DecemberSheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign Attached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division
August 17Winchester
August 20-21Summit Station
August 21Berryville
August 25Kearneysville
September 3Darkesville
September 7Near Brucetown and Winchester
September 13Abram’s Creek
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester (Battle of Opequan)
September 20Near Cedarville
September 21Front Royal
September 22
Fisher’s Hill and Milford
September 29 and October 2Waynesboro
October 2Mt. Crawford
October 7Near Columbia Furnace
October 8-9Tom’s Brook (“Woodstock Races”)
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
November 10Near Kernstown
November 12Newtown and Cedar Creek
November 22Rude’s Hill, near Mr. Jackson
December 19-22Expedition from Kernstown to Lacy Springs
December 20-21Lacy Springs
January-FebruaryDuty at Winchester
February 27-March 3Sheridan’s Raid into Virginia
March 2
Battle of Waynesboro

The regiment led a charge on the enemy’s works, capturing with the sabre 1,500 prisoners, all their artillery and the flag of every Comfederate regiment engaged.

March 4Detached from Division to guard prisoners back to Winchester, Mt. Jackson
March 5Mt. Sidney and Lacy Springs
March 6New Market
MarchDuty at and in the vicinity of Winchester, in the Dept. of the Shenandoah, and at Poolesville, Md. Main regiment joined by 5 companies in Washington
JulyMustered out

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