Nathaniel Caverly was born in Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire on July 28, 1845, the only child of Nathaniel and Nancy Jane (Ricker) Caverly. His father died when he was an infant, and he was raised by his mother and his stepfather John Stickney Caverly, the brother of his deceased father. Nathaniel was raised on his family's farm in Barrington with his four half-brothers and three half-sisters. On August 14, 1862, at the age of seventeen, he enlisted as a private in the Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment to serve three years On September 19, 1862, he enrolled in Company F of the Thirteenth New Hampshire Infantry at Concord, New Hampshire.1
The events of Nathaniel's service are listed below in chronological order. His life story will unfold with the story of the Thirteenth New Hampshire, and the events of his military service will be updated on this page on the sesquicentennial anniversary of the event.
August 14, 1862
September 19, 1862 - Company F
March 1, 1863 - Promoted to Corporal, Company F
Engaged in battle at:
Fredericksburg, Virginia: December 13, 1862
Suffolk, Virginia: May 3, 1863 - Wounded in action
Suffolk, Virginia: May 5, 1863 - Died from wounds received on May 3
Follow Nathaniel's journey with the 13th New Hampshire Regiment during the Civil War under the posts labeled Nathaniel's Story on the Home page.
Nathaniel's Family History:
For more information about Nathaniel's family history, please visit the Caverly Family Genealogy Blog site at http://caverlygenealogy.blogspot.com. Nathaniel's biography is listed under Generation 6 on the Home Page.
1 Compiled service record, Nathaniel Caverly, Pvt., Co. F, 13th New Hampshire Infantry; Carded Records, Volunteer Organizations, Civil War; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.