Horace Houghton Nash

Horace Houghton Nash

Civil War (Union)

Horace H. Nash Obituary

  • Kent, Ohio


Horace H. Nash, a Civil war veteran, for twenty-two years an A. & G. W. coach ship employee and for some years chief of the Kent fire department, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, aged nearly 79.  He had been ill since October with kidney trouble.  His death occurred at his residence in the former Allen property at 300 South Water Street.
Mr. Nash was born in East Alstead, N.H., March 2, 1834, spending his early life there.  He enlisted in the 14th New Hampshire Volunteers, serving in Co. C.  When his term was up he reenlisted, serving through the war.  At the close of the conflict between the North and the South he came to Ohio, locating in Kent, and went to work in the railroad shops.  His long service there is still remembered by some of the veterans.  He was chosen chief of the fire department at a time when the chief was elected by the people.  He was a carpenter and his work was on coaches.  He was also a member of the wrecking crew.
For over 32 years Mr. Nash and his family lived on their little farm, east of town.  Mr. Nash and his Daughter rented the farm and moved to town about a year and a half ago, after Mrs. Nash died.
Mr. Nash was the father of twelve children.  Those by his first marriage were Mrs. Nettie Brooks, of New York State; Mrs. Wm. Johnson, of Kent; Wm. Chapin, of Shelby; one child deceased.  By his second marriage to Miss Mary West, of Kent, he was the father of eight children: Theron, of Cleveland; Edward, of Kent; Carl, of Cleveland; Nellie, at home; Herbert, of Fairfield, O; Robert, of Kent, and two deceased.  There are 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Mr. Nash was one of fourteen children of David and Abagail Nash.  But one of these, a sister, survives.  She lives at East Alstead, N.H.
Mr. Nash was a kind-hearted man, worked hard and had the respect of many friends, who knew him as honorable in all his transactions.
Rev. W. W. Deiterich conducted the funeral from the late home Wednesday.  Selections were sung by Miss Julia Sawyer.  There were many floral offerings from friends and from the W. R. C.   The pall bearers were Civil war veterans, L. N. Kaw, A. B. Stutzman, H. J. Shook, F. L. Allen, H. L. Atkins and A. J. Hausman.  Burial at Standing Rock Cemetery.


Horace H. Nash Civil War Records

  • New Hampshire

Civil War Service Records--National Archives

Service Numbers  137143210 and 137143397

Company Muster--in Roll Concord, NH  May 2, 1861, muster--in to date 4/25/1861

Joined for duty and enrolled April 25, 1861 at Concord, NH for period of 3 months in Company C, 14 N.H. Vols.

Company Muster--In roll at Concord, NH on 9/22/1862, enrolled for Duty on 9/17/1862 at Keene, NH for period of 3 years.


1st Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

Organized at Concord and mustered in for three months' service May 1, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 25-28. Camp at Kalorama Heights till June 10. Assigned to Stone's Brigade, Patterson's Army of the Shenandoah. Rockville Expedition June 10-July 7. Action at Conrad's Ferry June 17. At Poolesville till July 3. Moved to Williamsport, Md., July 3-7; thence to Martinsburg, Va., July 8. Advance toward Winchester July 15-17. Moved to Charlestown July 18; to Harper's Ferry July 21, and to Sandy Hook July 28. Ordered to New Hampshire August 2, and mustered out August 9, 1861, expiration of term.



14th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry

Organized at Concord and mustered in September 24, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D. C. Attached to Grover's Brigade, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Jewett's Brigade, 22nd Corps, Defences of Washington, to June, 1863. Garrison of Washington, D. C., 22nd Corps, to March, 1864. Unattached, Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1865. Dept. of the South to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Picket and patrol duty along Upper Potomac, Defences of Washington, November, 1862, to April, 1868. Provost duty at Washington, D. C., till February, 1864. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., February 3, thence moved to Cumberland, Md., and return to Washington February 25. Ordered to New Orleans, La., and sailed from New York March 20. Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, Jefferson City and along Lake Pontchartrain till June. Ordered to Morganza, La., June 7. Movement to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D. C., and to Berryville, Va., July 13-August 19. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and other points in the Shenandoah Valley till January, 1865. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Savannah, Ga., January 3-20, and Provost duty there till May 6. March to Augusta, Ga., May 6-14. Return to Savannah June and mustered out July 8, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 63 Enlisted men killed and mortally wouonded and 4 Officers and 151 Enlisted men by disease. Total 232.