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Hampshire Regiment Infantry
|Fifteenth Infantry. Col., John W. Kingman ; Lieut.-Cols., William
M. Weed, George W. Frost, Henry W. Blair; Majs., George W. Frost, Henry W. Blair, John
Aldrich. This regiment was from the 1st Congressional district and was the first in the
state to respond to the call for nine months' men. It was mustered into the U. S. service
at Concord, from Oct. 4 to Nov. 12, 1862, and was mustered out at Concord, Aug. 13, 1863.
It numbered 919 men, of whom 30 were killed or died of wounds and 115 from other causes.
The regiment left the state for New York on Nov. 13 and embarked from Brooklyn two weeks
later for New Orleans where it encamped on the Shell road at Carrollton. From May 27 to
July 9, 1863, the 15th took part in the siege of Port Hudson, La., engaging in active
combat and in many laborious siege duties. After the surrender, it was ordered north and
returned to Concord.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1