Published DateSANBORNTON — The 67 young Sanbornton men who volunteered for the Twelfth NH Volunteer Regiment in August 1862, will be remembered Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. at the monthly program of the Sanbornton Historical Society.
Bob Ilgenfritz of Laconia will present a power point lecture about the bloody, courageous campaign of the 1,000 volunteers of the Twelfth Volunteer Regiment, from it's inception in August 1862, to its arrival in Washington DC in fall 1863 with only 69 remaining soldiers.
The campaigns of Fredericksburg and Chancellorville and the battle of Gettysburg intervened. Ilgenfritz will highlight the diary and letters
of Freedom Sanborn, of Sanbornton, a member of the Twelfth Regiment who was an ancestor of his wife.
David Witham, president of the Sanbornton Historical Society, will present the history of battles along the Mississippi River at Vicksburg and
associated campaigns form 1862-1863. General Ulysses Grant was promoted to Washington, DC after these successes. Witham, formerly Vice Principal at Laconia High School, volunteers with others in preserving the Lane Tavern, and is a docent at Shaker Village, Canterbury . He has presented a series of lectures about the Civil War for the Society.
Refreshments will be served by Society volunteers in the Tavern tap room following the program.