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James Albert Sanborn

A resident of Portsmouth New Hampshire, James Albert Sanborn was 20 years old when he enlisted on July 17, 1862 as a 1st Sergeant in Company G, 10th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. He, and his regiment, were mustered into federal service on September 18, 1862. On January 18, 1863, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and transferred from Company G to Company H. On November 4, 1863, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and transferred from Company H to Company E. On July 13, 1864, he was promoted but not mustered as a Captain. He was reappointed a Captain (and mustered) on November 23, 1864. He was mustered out of service on June 21, 1865 at Richmond, Virginia. On December 3, 1902, he joined the Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Insignia number 13748.

Information obtained from the Register of Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire 1861-65 and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Photograph submitted by Ed Norris.


James Albert Sanborn

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