Lieut George Sherburn Gove

Lieut George Sherburn Gove

Birth
Northwood, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 7 Feb 1918 (aged 77)
Boone County, Iowa, USA
Burial Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 24075647 · View Source
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Civil War soldier, Lt. George S. Gove served in the 5th NH Volunteers Regiment, Co. K under Col. Cross. George was the son of Sherburn Gove and Jane (Norris) Gove of Northwood, NH and later Raymond, NH. George served his three year commitment starting as a Private and fought in the battles of Fair Oaks, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and others. He married Edna O. Coombs and became a railroad engineer, first in Allegheny, PA for a few years and then Boone, Iowa for the rest of his life.

In 2011, over 60+ Civil War original letters of Lt. George S Gove are available at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Special Collections department in Durham, NH. The letters are excellent primary sources for battles, camp life, and hints about politics and reactions to things going on back in NH. The summaries and transcriptions are now online with the images of the letters soon to follow. This link goes to the "Parsons Family" papers, and Gove's collection begins in with the 1861 letters.

In Feb 2012, UNH Special Collections opened up an exhibit at the University (through May 2012) called "Confronting the South: New Hampshire People During the Civil War" which is based on NH soldier's letters home from the Civil War. George Gove's letters to his sister, Julia Gove Parsons, are part of that display.

The Fosters Daily Democrat (Dover, NH) newspaper also ran their own front page article about the exhibit:
"Letters from the front: Collection displayed at UNH library show side of Civil War not seen before"


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  • Created by: Burt
  • Added: 20 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24075647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut George Sherburn Gove (11 Jan 1841–7 Feb 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24075647, citing Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .