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Major Jeremiah S. Durgin

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. 
December 14, 1862

Major Jeremiah S. Durgin
Roster entry:  Durgin, Jeremiah S.  Co. E; b. Concord; age 48; res. Concord (Fisherville, now Penacook); enl. Nov. 7, '61, as Priv.; app. Capt. Nov. 12, '61; must. in Nov. 12, '61, as Capt.; dismissed to date Feb. 15, '64, for absence without proper authority; dismissal revoked Apr. 12, '64; app. Maj. Sept 30, '64; must. out July 20, '65.  Died Jan. 19, '67, Penacook.

Jeremiah Smith Durgin was involved in the tavern business in New Hampshire and managed various stagecoach stands.  When the railroad business supplanted the stagecoach, he moved to Penacook (then Fisherville) and managed a hotel there.  Durgin was involved in the military as a young man and was commissioned a major of the Eleventh Regiment of the New Hampshire militia in 1839.  At the outbreak of the Civil War he was instrumental in raising Company E of the Seventh New Hampshire.  He was commissioned captain of that company and was detailed as provost marshal at St. Augustine, Fla., during the time the Seventh was stationed there.  Durgin was a popular officer, well liked by the men, though his health suffered and was eventually ruined by his service.  He died of apoplexy two years after leaving the military.   (pp. 472-473).