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TOWN CLERK MILITARY RECORDS, 1778-1884, 1945-1953, undated

DH-1: Hanover (N.H.: Town) records
Identifier: 28288
Primarily comprises enrollment lists from the nineteenth century prior to the Civil War; enlistment and draft papers from the Civil War; and World War II service records. The bulk of the enrollment lists are from the 23rd Regiment of New Hampshire militia. The rolls list men who served in the various Hanover units, particularly the Granite Guards, the Invincibles, and the Phalanx Company of Dartmouth College. Many Civil War period enrollment lists, enlistment papers, and draft substitution papers are extant. In addition to being useful for genealogical research, these records reflect Hanover's measures to fulfill federal levies during the Civil War. Other documents include a record book from the Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 56 and an Orderly Book of the 2nd Infantry Company of the 23rd Regiment. Records include one volume of World War II military service records. These forms, compiled by the town clerk, provide detailed information on Hanover residents who served during World War II. Recorded facts include name; branch of service; unit; physical traits; rank and promotion; theater of operation; campaigns, expeditions, and battles; discharges; decorations; wounds; and service deaths. The volume contains letters to the town clerk containing information about Hanover residents. In the volume are lists of World War I and Korean Conflict veterans. The forms were, perhaps, collected and compiled in conjunction with the War Records Committee and used for the publication, How They Served. See DH 1.12 for files of the War Records Committee.


  • 1778-1884, 1945-1953, undated

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Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA