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Strafford Guards Drilling


Strafford Guards drilling in Central Square in 1862.

May 7, 1898
The Strafford Guards left Dover
for Concord to be mustered into the United States Army for service during the Spanish-American War. After they were mustered in, they became the First Regiment, N.H. Volunteer Infantry. The unit never left the country and they were mustered out on October 31, 1898.
       
From Dover, N.H.; People, businesses, and organizations 1850-1950 by Robert Marston, 2004.

see also http://www.dover.lib.nh.us/DoverHistory/strafford_guards.htm

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