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New Hampshire Handkerchief - Lt. S. Millett Thompson


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We are excited to introduce the newest of our reproduction Civil War handkerchief offerings!  This handkerchief, now in my private collection, belonged to Lt. S. Millet Thompson of the 13th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry.  The handkerchief is 18" wide by 16" long and is 100% cotton.  The original was stenciled with Lt. Thompson's name and regiment.  We obtained this piece from a reputable antiques/relics dealer in Virginia and are more than excited to now be able to reproduce it!  See below for info regarding Lt. Thompson:

S. Millett Thompson was born in Barnstead, N.H., and lived in Durham, N.H. He enlisted on 13 August 1862 and joined Company E of the 13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on 19 September 1862 as a first sergeant. He was promoted to second lieutenant on 10 June 1863 and fought predominantly in Virginia during the Civil War. Wounded severely in the right ankle, during the Siege of Petersburg on 15 June 1864, in an attack on Battery No. 5, Thompson was discharged from an infirmary in Hampton, Va., on 4 October 1864. After the war, he moved to Providence, R.I., where he lived until his death on 26 May 1911. An extant collection of Thompson’s letters currently resides in the UNC Library and contains eleven letters, 1863-1864, written while Thompson served in the 13th New Hampshire Infantry. The letters were written to family members, and one letter, 18 April 1864, from Thompson requests a day pass to Richmond, Va. The letters describe troop movements around the Pamunkey and York Rivers, in Virginia, including General John A. Dix’s “Blackberry Raid,” the burning of Martha Washington’s house, and foraging. Later letters describe Thompson’s injuries from the Siege of Petersburg.  Thompson was also the author/compiler of the regimental history of the 13th new Hampshire, "Three Years and a Day." All orders placed now will ship on or before July 20, 2015.

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  1. New Hampshire Hankie 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Mar 2019

    Excellent product. The print is a bit less crisp in person, but a wonderful addition to any impression!
    Keep up the great work!

  2. New Hampshire Hankie 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Apr 2018

    This is the second I bought..lost the first one.
    I love it. I am in no way at all a reenactor. I got it to tie in my hair. Love the colors & the 19th cent. print. Great "note" on modern dress..for the flair.


    Posted by on 16th Dec 2017

    Spot on authentic and correct. Very good quality.

  4. Nicely made 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Nov 2017

    The pattern is terrific, and knowing it is historical makes it even better.

  5. Great handkerchiefs to complete your impression 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Sep 2017

    Chris offers the best handkerchiefs out there! The reproductions are amazing copies of the originals! Same designs and materials. amazing! Great service as well!

  6. Lovely 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2016

    The handkerchief has wonderful color and a fine fabric feel.

  7. A valuable project 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2016

    For either military or civilian impressions, these are great reproductions in both patterns and materials, and both North and South.

  8. awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Sep 2015

    Great product and great service!

  9. Another gorgeous Handkerchief! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Aug 2015

    Another amazing colorful patterned handkerchief that will be used everyday! Keep up the good work Chris

  10. Very Nice Handkerchief 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Aug 2015

    Excellent handkerchief!

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