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, Patricia Lage

Secretary, Margaret Lee

 


2016 President's Letter

 


IMPORTANT EVENTS

Historic District Marker Unveiled

 

A new bronze marker for the Central Village Historic District was unveiled on Saturday, December 9, 2017 by members of the Historical Society.  The marker was obtained from a grant from Historic New England, a donation from the  New Ipswich Historical Society, as well as, an anonymous donor.  We would like to thank those who funded this project, as well as, the New Ipswich Selectman for approving the location of the marker on the town owned property at the corner of Turnpike Road and Main Street.  Also, a special thank you to the New Ipswich DPW for installing the marker.

 


Next Annual Meeting

 

The NIHS Annual Meeting will be held on  Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Historical Society. 

 

Mark Haines of Ashby MA, will give a talk about New England barns. 

His topics will include: construction, dating, disassembling, rebuilding, re-purposing, and restoration of old barns.

 


 2018 NIHS Hours

 

Summer and Fall of 2018 hours :

June 2, 9, 23: 1pm-3pm

July 14, 28: 1pm-3pm

August 11, 25: 1pm-3pm

September 8, 22: 1pm-3pm

October 13: 1pm-3pm

Please call 603.801.3511 to arrange a private visit.

 


Whatever happened to?

Ellen Barr, a girl from New Ipswich!


 

Contact US

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

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