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Captain Jonathan F. Cotton

Date(s) of Letter(s) Little, Henry F. W.  The Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion.  Concord, New Hampshire:  Seventh New Hampshire Veteran Association, 1896. 
October 10, 1862
October 12, 1862
December 11, 1862
January 15, 1863
April 17, 1863
Shedd Promotion
Roster entry:  Cotton, Jonathan F.  Co. A; b. Ellsworth; age 42; res. Strafford; enl. Sept. 27, '61 as Priv; app. Capt. Oct. 29, '61; must. in Oct. 29, '61, as Capt.; resigned Feb. 3, '64.  died Dec. 14, '87, Concord.

Jonathan Folsom Cotton was a storekeeper and businessman in Dover at the outbreak of the war.  He began recruiting for the army after disposing of his store.  Cotton recruited the first company mustered into the Seventh Regiment and was commissioned captain of Company A.  He remained the reigning captain of his company until ill health forced him to resign his commission in 1864.  (pp. 482-484).