Edward Everett Sturtevant(1826 - 1862)
Home State: New Hampshire
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Credited as "the first man in New Hampshire to enlist for the Civil War", he opened a recruiting office in Concord in April 1861. He served as Captain, Company I, First New Hampshire Infantry from April to August 1861, and gave his residence Concord when he was appointed Captain and mustered into Company A, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 12 October 1861. He was wounded in action 1 June 1862 at Fair Oaks, VA. He was promoted to Major on 30 July 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He led a 4-Company detachment of his Regiment to guard an aqueduct across the Antietam about a mile above the Middle Bridge on the morning of 16 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was killed in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Campaign information from Carman1, and service data from the New Hampshire AG2. His photograph from one posted on his Our War blog by author Mike Pride. The quote above from S.G. Griffin's A History of the Town of Keene (1904).
|Birth Date: 08/08/1826 Place of Birth: Keene, NH |
Death Date: 12/13/1862 Death Place: Fredericksburg, VA Burial Place: New Hampshire State Cemetery, Boscawen, NH
1 Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 2 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-12, Vol. 2, pg. 24 [AotW citation 10628]
2 State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 1, pp. 20, 271 [AotW citation 10632]
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