Thursday, October 16, 2014

George H. Damon, Thomas B. Leaver, Harriet P. Dame..

George H. Damon.
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George H Damon.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Jun. 25, 1862.

Burial: Contoocook Village Cemetery, Contoocook, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

Second New Hampshire Infantry, Regimental History.

Thomas "Tom " B. Leaver.
There was an affecting scene at the regimental hospital, within the intrenchments, when the bodies of Leaver and Damon, who fell almost at the same instant, were carried back. Harriet Dame was  there, ministering to the wounded. In a moment of leisure she  went to the two stark bodies, and lifting the edge of the blankets  with which they were covered, saw the faces of the two boys who, from old acquaintance, were perhaps closer to her heart than any others in the regiment. " My God ! " she gasped, " It is Tom.Leaver ! " She had been a neighbor of the Leavers, in Concord, and had known Tom. from boyhood. With her own hands she tenderly prepared the bodies for burial, and saw them laid in the  ground at the foot of an oak tree near the hospital.

Volunteer nurse Harriet P. Dame. 

DAMON, GEORGE H. Co. B; b. Hopkinton; age 23; res. Boscawen (Fisherville, now Penacook) ; enl. May 13, '61; must, in June 1, '61; app. Corp. Oct., '61; killed June 25, '62,  Oak Grove, Va.

LEAVER, THOMAS B. Co. B; b. Nassau, N. B.; age 21; res. Concord; enl. May 11, '61;
must, in June 1, '61, as Corp.; app. Sergt. Nov. '61; killed June 25, '62, Oak Grove, Va.

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