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Colonel Augustus W. Rollins

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
December 21, 1862
Roster entry:  Rollins, Augustus W.  Co. F; b. Somersworth; age 29; res. Rollinsford; app. Capt. Nov. 7, '61; must. in Nov. 7, '61; app. Maj. July 23, '63; Lt. Col. Sept. 30, '64, New Market Road, Va.; must. out July 20, '65.  Bvt. Col., U.S. V., to date Mar. 13, '65, for gallant and meritorious conduct at the storming of Ft. Fisher, N.C.  Died Feb. 16, '70.

Colonel Augustus W. Rollins attended school in Dover, New Hampshire and in 1852 attended Comer's Commercial College, at Boston, Massachusetts.  In 1853, he went to Illinois and was engaged as a civil engineer in railroad work for several years.  In 1859, he moved back to Dover and made his living as a merchant.  In the fall of 1861, Rollins assisted in organizing a company in Dover and entered the service as Captain of company F, Seventh New Hampshire Volunteers.  Rollins participated in the assaults on Fort Wagner, the battle of Olustee, Florida, and the several engagements in Virginia with the Seventh.  At he close of the war he was mustered out with his regiment and for a number of years was colonel of one of the State militia regiments.  He also served on the state legislature in 1869.  Rollins died in 1870, at the age of 39, of congestion of the lungs.   (pp. 469-471).