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T.H. Dearborn

T.H. Dearborn

Federal (USV)


Thomas Horace Dearborn

(1842 - 1916)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

Orphaned at age 10, he was a 19 year old store clerk in Boston when the war began, and he enlisted in the Company of Boston Fusileers. When it appeared that his unit would not see active war service, he went to Seabrook, NH and enlisted there as 2nd Sergeant in Company C, 6th New Hampshire Infantry on 16 September 1861. He was wounded in action at Chantilly, VA on 1 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant, Company A on 1 July 1863 and to Captain on 24 December 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 28 November 1864.

After the War

He was in business in Seabrook to 1867 then went to Red Oak, Iowa, where he was in the coal and ice business.

References & notes

His service and photograph from Jackman1; thanks to Cecelia Lock for the pointer to his picture. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Dow (1849-1941) in Seabrook about 1867 and they had 4 children.


03/18/1842; Hampton, NH


05/29/1916; Red Oak, IA; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, IA


1   Jackman, Lyman, History of the Sixth New Hampshire Regiment in the War for the Union, Concord (NH): Republican Press Association, 1891, Regimental Register and Record, by Companies  [AotW citation 15028]