Friday, May 24, 2013

The Derry Civil War Memorial

The Derry Civil War Memorial is located in front of the First Parish Church in East Derry.  The other war memorials to Derry soldiers are all located at MacGregor Park, next to the public library on Broadway.

According to T.J. Cullinane of the "Friends of the Forest Hill Cemetery" group, there are about another 100 missing names that should be on the Civil War monument.  He is working on identifying all the Civil War tombstones in the Forest Hill Cemetery, which is located right behind the First Parish Church.

 Killed in Action
George Emerson
Jacbo B. Hall
William Nowell
George E. Upton

Died in Service
David H. Adams
James Adams
Jacob S. Bartell
Nathaniel E. Brickett
John S. Bean
Thomas S. Dustin
William H. Day
George E. Floyd
Dwight E. Hale
Henry Hayes
William Marshall
Joseph W. Nowell
John H. Parker
Joseph C. Sawyer
William H. Stevens
James Stevens
Edgar H. Shepard
Frank A. Taylor
Willis I. Taylor
George L. Warner

Honorably Discharged
Joseph Arnold
Horace F. Abbott
Charles B. Adams
George H. Adams
Morrison Alexander
Frank G. Adams
Charles Aldrich
Charles R. Adams
George H. Butterfield
George F. Boyd
Nathaniel H. Brown
Alba A. Bachelder
John Bowley
George R. Barker
John Christy
Edward L. Currier
William W. Cook
Rodney Campbell
George W. Carr
David S. Clark
Warren E. Clark
J. Charles Currier
James H. Crombie
Harlan P. Clark
Henry E. Cunnningham
William B. Cogswell
Isaiah A. Dustin
John T. G. Dinsmore, Jr.
Henry G. Dillenback
Theodore Dinsmore
Alvin A. Davis
George M. Davis
Albert A. Davis
Frederic Davis
Albert D. W. Emerson
James Evans
George O. Everett
James H. Eaton
Nathan F. Flanders
Henry Forger
George E. Fitch

Honorably Discharged
Lewis Foster
Nelson Foster
Jeremiah Garvin
Fred D. Gregg
Daniel G. George
Emmonds Hill
Benjamin W. Holmes
Warren P. Horne
John L. Holston
Charles Hatch
George I. Herrick
William A. Hill
William M. Howe
William K. Hayes
Samuel Harvey
George A. Hill
Philip Jones
Simeon F. Kendall
Louis Londean
FRank A. Lincoln
John H. Lowe
John S. Loverin
Charles F. Mahaffet
George W. McKenney
Stephen Mills
William Major
Decatur McCartey
William A. McMurphy
Tennet Major
George E. Merrill
Nathan Morse
James E. Morrill
George Major
Robert W. McMurphy
Henry McMurphy
John R. Moulton
Henry M. Moulton
Herman Nichols
Perkins Nichols
Clarence E. Nesmith
Charles A. Nowell
Louis Nesmith
Daniel Owens
Francis Owens
Loami G. Pillsbury

Honorably Discharged
Benjamin F. Pettengill
Wiliam H. Palmer
Luke Poor
John Parker
Benjamin F. Rowe
Charles B. Radcliffe
Charles S. Reynolds
Nehemiah L. Richardson
George W. Randall
Matthew Senter
Benjamin H. Smith
Charles P. Stevens
Edwin R. Stevens
George W. Smith
Enoch Stevens
David C. Stevens
George F. Stevens
Henry A. G. Storer
Daniel Shattuck
Luther C. Stevens
Marcellus C. Shattuck
Robert H. Smith
Thomas H. Simmington
George S. True
Henry Taylor
George B. Tuttle
Horace Tilton
Allan C. Taylor
William H. Thompson
Job F. Thomas
William H. Thomas
Thomas Tyrie
Norris C. Wiggin
John J. White
Timothy H. Wiggin
Charles Wiggin
Charles F. Wheeler
Caleb F. Whidden
John E. Webster
William H. Wilson
Augustus A. Woodward
Kimball Wilson
George Thom

The last name on the list, George Thom, appears to have been added later.  According to this is General George Thom, son of James Thom of Londonderry and Harriet Coffin of Gloucester, Massachusetts.  He graduated from West Point, class of 1839.  "He was the Chief of Topographical Engineers for General Halleck and created the Official Thom map for the Battle of Shiloh.  General Thom held comminssions in all the military grades up to include that of Colonel of Engineers U.S. Army with the Bevet Rank of Brigadier General.  He served his country for 44 consecutive years.  He donated a stained glass window to the First Parish Church in East Derry, NH..." [this monument stands in front of the same church].  General Thom is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, behind the church.
Friends of Forest Hill Cemetery website

A Derry News story about the Civil War monument and Civil War graves:

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. I'm amazed at the number of names that are on this honor roll for Derry, even though I'm well aware of the number of deaths in the Civil War. So many names for such a small town!