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New Hampshire Handkerchief - Lt. S. Millett Thompson

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Graphic of reproduction Lt. S. Millet Thompson handkerchief

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." 

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  • 5
    Lovely Pattern and Quality

    Posted by Thomas E on 18th Nov 2023

    This, like many other products from South Union Mills are made with great quality. I love the various patterns in particular because I think it is rather difficult to find patterns like those from the era.

  • 5
    New Hampshire Handkerchief

    Posted by Philip A Clausen on 23rd Apr 2023

    Very strong quality. Far too beautiful to use. Should be framed.

  • 5
    Hew Hampshire Handkerchief, Lt. Thompson

    Posted by John Painter on 14th Oct 2020

    Excellent quality and authentic to the original.

  • 5
    Excellent Service - and Great Handkerchief Too

    Posted by Scott Dickinson on 1st Nov 2019

    Wonderful pattern, though it is somewhat less crisp that the (digital?) sample image. It is still very clear, and looks great at any distance. Fantastic service- ordering was easy, and when my order was lost at the border, South Union Mills was very accommodating. Very pleased with this purchase.

  • 4
    New Hampshire Hankie

    Posted by Battery Wagon 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!

  • 5
    New Hampshire Hankie

    Posted by Unknown 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.

  • 5

    Posted by Scott Cross on 16th Dec 2017

    Spot on authentic and correct. Very good quality.

  • 5
    Nicely made

    Posted by Barry Thomason on 8th Nov 2017

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

  • 5
    Great handkerchiefs to complete your impression

    Posted by Allen Kowalcyk 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!

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