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Nesmith, Arthur Sidney, 1833-1877



  • Existence: 1833 - 1877

Arthur Sidney Nesmith was born on March 30, 1833 in Franklin, New Hampshire. In 1861, he enlisted in the First New Hampshire Volunteer Regimen and shortly after was mustered into the Third New Hampshire Regimen as a quartermaster. After being discharged in 1862 as disabled, Nesmith was appointed assistant quartermaster in the United States Volunteers where, as a Captain on the staff of Major General Samuel Heintzelman, he was responsible for inspection of the fortifications of Washington, D.C. Nesmith was mustered out in 1865. In 1868 and 1869, Nesmith represented Franklin in the General Court of New Hampshire. He died on August 18, 1877 as he result of diseases he had contracted during the Civil War.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Arthur S. Nesmith correspondence

Identifier: MS-741
Overview Arthur S. Nesmith (1833-1877), Quartermaster in the Civil War. The collection contains correspondence with his family primarily while serving in the Civil War.