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Federal (USV)


John Avery

(c. 1843 - 1893)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Rochester, he enlisted at age 18 in Company D, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 23 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Cold Harbor, VA on 3 June 1864, and discharged on disability on 12 November 1864 at Alexandria, VA. He enlisted again, in Company E, First New Hampshire Cavalry on 24 March 1865. He was appointed Corporal on 1 May, and mustered out on 15 July 1865.

After the War

He was living in Barnstead in 1893.

References & notes

Basic information from Child (on the 5th)1 and Ayling (for the First Cavalry)2.


c. 1843; Strafford, NH


10/10/1893; Barnstead, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pg. 5 -   [AotW citation 13371]

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. 2, pg. 854  [AotW citation 13492]