New Ipswich Historical Society

23 Main St

New Ipswich, NH 03071

New Ipswich in the Civil War

Civil War Monument
New Ipswich Civil War Monument dedicated June 17th, 1878.

From the beginning of the war in 1861, New Ipswich citizens rallied behind their troops through what they called "The Home Regiment." Formally known as The Soldier's Aid Society, this organization worked to clothe, feed, and provide medical care for local soldiers serving in the war. On May 2, 1861, Clark Obear noted in his journal, "Town meeting in aftrernoon. Voted to raise $50 each to uniform a company; also to raise $2000, as it shall be needed, to provide for the families of those who shall enlist in the service of their country; also $100 to prosecute traitors."

By 1862, when the war had progressed to a full-scale bloodbath, the Soldier's Aid Society reported the following:

Soldier's Aid Society Report
Soldier's Aid Society Report

For more information, see Lydia A. Obear, New Ipswich in the War of the Rebellion: What its Men and Women Did (1898); available online at:

http://www.archive.org/details/newipswichinwaro00obea

 


 OFFICERS

 

President, Greg Hanselman

Vice President, John Rosenfelder

Treasurer, Michelle Pelletier

Secretary, Margaret Lee

 


2016 President's Letter

 


IMPORTANT EVENTS

 

The NIHS Annual Meeting was held on  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Historical Society. 

 

 


 2017 NIHS Hours

 

We are now open for the 2017 season.

Summer and Fall of 2017 hours :

Second and fourth Saturdays

July 8th - October 14th

1:00pm to 3:00pm

We are also open by appointment if you so wish.
Please call 603.801.3511 to arrange a private visit.

Contact US

For more information about membership, programs, or research inquiries, please contact us at info@newipswichhistoricalsociety.org

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