Acton Memorial Library
Acton men who served in the 14th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry:
J. Augustine Houston, Co. G
Regimental history (PDF) extracted from:
Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:
Organized at Concord and mustered in September 24, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D.C. Attached to Grover's Brigade, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Jewett's Brigade, 22nd Corps, Defenses of Washington, to June, 1863. Garrison of Washington, D.C., 22nd Corps, to March, 1864. Unattached, Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1865. Dept. of the South to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Picket and patrol duty along Upper Potomac, Defenses of Washington, November, 1862, to April, 1863. Provost duty at Washington, D.C., until February, 1864. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., February 3, thence moved to Cumberland, Md., and return to Washington February 25. Ordered to New Orleans, La., and sailed from New York March 20. Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, Jefferson City and along Lake Pontchatrain until June. Ordered to Morganza, La., June 7. Movement to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D. C., and to Berryville, Va., July 13-August 19. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and other points in the Shenandoah Valley until January, 1865. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Savannah, Ga., January 8-20, and Provost duty there until May 6. March to Augusta, Ga., May 6-14. Return to Savannah June and mustered out July 8, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 63 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 151 Enlisted men by disease. Total 232.
Buffam, Francis Henry. A Memorial of the Great Rebellion: being a History of the Fourteenth Regiment New-Hampshire volunteers, Covering its Three Years of Service, with Original Sketches of Army Life. Boston: Franklin Press: Rand, Avery & Company, 1882.
United States National Archives and Records Service. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations - NEW HAMPSHIRE Ninth Infantry through Eighteenth Infantry Capt. Chandler's National Guards, State Militia (60 Days, 186U) Capt. Haughton's Martin Guards, State Militia (90 Days, 1864) Capt. Littlefield's Co., Strafford Guards, Militia (60 Days, 1864).