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Federal (USV)


Nathan Hammond Randlett

(1838 - 1902)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled in Company E, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 12 October 1861 as First Lieutenant. He had been married a week. He was appointed Captain of Company E on 8 September 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 2 March 1863. He later served in the Veteran's Reserve Corps from 30 September 1863 as Captain, Company F, 16th Regiment.

After the War

While still in the VRC, he was agent for the Freedman's Bureau in Grimes and Brazos Counties, TX 1866 - 1868. He resigned 20 October 1868. He was commissioned Captain, Company G, of the 3rd Regiment, NH National Guard in April 1878. By 1893 he was living in Lebanon, and was Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment. He was later a Postal clerk in Somerville, MA.

References & notes

Basic information from Child, M.D.1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave, location also of a fine post-war photograph of him. Details from the State of New Hampshire Annual Report for 1893 and family genealogies.


08/28/1838; Ipswich, MA


01/22/1902; Somerville, MA; burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Lebanon, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 149 - 162  [AotW citation 13448]