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Manchester NH’s Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient: Lieut. Colonel John F. Coughlin (1837-1912)

Lieut. Colonel General John F. Coughlin was not native to New Hampshire, but he helped to organize, and then served with Manchester’s Irish Regiment, 10th New Hampshire Infantry entering the service at Manchester, New Hampshire 5 September 1862.   His … Continue reading

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Manchester NH Casualty of Vietnam War: Colonel Gerald R. Helmich (1931-1969)

A plaque near the Queen City Bridge, on the SW corner of Second & West Hancock Streets, in Manchester, New Hampshire reads: “COL. GERALD R. HELMICH. Born November 17, 1931. MIA November 12, 1969. Vietnam Pilot USAF. ” On Memorial … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Inspired: "Yankee Doodle"

The tune and words of “Yankee Doodle” are familiar to most Americans….

…but there are conflicting stories regarding its origin. Could the early verses … Continue reading

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Jefferson New Hampshire Doctor: Deborah "Granny" (Vicker) Stalbird (1755-1845)

She travelled, an angel of mercy, throughout northern New Hampshire, braving all kinds of dangers to relieve suffering…

and was … Continue reading

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