As part of the sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War, and in conjunction with national "May is Preservation Month" programming, the N.H. Department of Cultural Resources and the N.H. Division of Historical Resources have assembled information about the Granite State’s role in the conflict that shaped our nation and our state.If you've ever sat through all the episodes of Ken Burns' The Civil War [DVD 973.7 CIV], you can fully appreciate how profoundly the northern states were touched by the war despite all the action happening in the distant south. Many New Hampshire residents took part in the conflict.
Drive through almost any NH town center and you're bound to see monuments to those who served in the Civil War. In Windham we have weighty marble plaques on the interior walls of the old library (the Armstrong building). Evidence of NH's involvement is everywhere, if you'll take the time to seek it out.
Photo taken in Goffstown by jcbwalsh.