The Dover400 lecture for July looks at Dover during the Civil War. Dover, with a population of about 8,500 in 1860, recruited 465 military enlistees during the War of Secession between 1861 and 1865: over 10 percent of the male residents of the City. Sadly, there were 111 Dover casualties during that period. These men’s names are memorialized on the G.A.R. monument, erected in 1877, at Pine Hill Cemetery. This month’s lecture focuses on one particular group: the 11th NH Regiment, Company K. This company was recruited mostly in Dover by two Dover men who became the company’s officers. Company K saw service from Fredericksburg (December 1862) to Appomattox (April 1865) and this lecture explores the 11th NH’s military engagements and what happened to these 65 brave men. The lecturer is Paul Timmerman. Timmerman is an avid Civil War historian, Dover resident, and member of the 1st NH Light Artillery re-enactment group. He is currently a docent at the Woodman Museum and president of its Board of Directors.
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