Researching the American Revolution

Your source for information on the American War of Independence

New Hampshire

No Revolutionary War battles were waged in the State of New Hampshire.  However, the state contributed several regiments which fought at Bunker Hill and many other battles. Famously, its citizen militia came to the aid of Vermonters to defend against the 1777 British invasion led by General John Burgoyne.  The New Hampshire militia under the command of General John Stark thoroughly defeated and destroyed at the Battle of Bennington a contingent of Hessian soldiers sent by Burgoyne to gather horses and supplies.

Secondary Sources

Heald, Bruce D. New Hampshire and the Revolutionary War. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2013.
Society of Cincinatus, New Hampshire in the American Revolution:  An Exhibit,, 2010.

One thought on “New Hampshire

  1. Hello ; I had several ancestors who fought on the Patriot side from New Hampshire , one in particular was Nathanial Emerson who mustered under the Stoddard Alarm any information on that or even Nathanial Emerson. It appears there were two Nathanial Emerson , his son Ira is also my direct ancestor.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: