MILITIA NOVEMBER PROGRAM
19 at 2 pm, the old Epsom Town Hall was the
location for the November meeting of the Epsom
Historical Association which featured a program
on the early NH Militia.
Traveling back in time and touring through New
Hampshires military history from its beginnings
in 1623 to the present day National Guard, Tom
Graham II will presented a 25 minute video overview
of the past 370 years of New Hampshires
impressive military history. Mr. Graham serves
as the historian for the New Hampshire National
Guard and took questions after the presentation.
Epsom played an important role, with members
of its militia making the trek to Bunker Hill,
and maintained a strong militia (the 18th Regiment)
throughout the first half of the 1800s.
Prominent citizens of the local militia included
members of the McClary family, Simon Ames Heath,
John Ham, Daniel Cilley, James Babb, Josiah
Crosby and General Benjamin L. Locke.
The program was open to the public and refreshments
were served by Nancy Claris and Mary Frambach.
Officers were elected for 2007, and remain the
same as the past year: Harvey Harkness, President;
Phil Yeaton, Vice President; Elsie Fife, Secretary;
and Penny Graham, Treasurer.