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Brooks, Nathaniel Grout


Age: 24, credited to Acworth, NH
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, USA
Service: comn ASURG, 16th VT INF, 10/23/62 (10/24/62), m/o 8/10/63; also Acting ASURG, USA, U.S. Army Hospital, Brattleboro, VT until the end of the war

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Birth: 10/14/1838, Acworth, NH
Death: 03/17/1918

Burial: Acworth Cemetery, Acworth, NH
Marker/Plot: Sec. A - Lot 10-11
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 41692986


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/25/1894, NH; widow (no name given), 4/27/1918, NH
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: AMS 61
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See Brattleboro History articles on the Army Hospital at Brattleboro


Great Grandfather of Lyman John Brooks, Webster, NH

Great Grandfather of Philip P. Brooks III, Memphis, TN

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Acworth Cemetery, Acworth, NH

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


(Information and additional photographs courtesy of Lyman John Brooks, Webster NH, great-grandson of Nathaniel Grout Brooks.)



Nathaniel Grout Brooks was born in 1838 in Acworth, New Hampshire. He read medicine with his father Doctor Lyman John Brooks in his early years and finished his studies at Dartmouth Medical College.

Nathaniel was appointed assistant surgeon in the 16th Vermont Volunteers on October 23, 1862 after graduation and traveled south during part of the Civil War. He was in Gettysburg just two weeks after the battle and stated in his diary that he lost an Orderly there. He returned north, accepted his discharge from the 16th infantry on August 10, 1863, and served, possibly as a contract Assistant Surgeon at the US General Hospital in Brattleboro Vermont until the completion of the war. After, he practiced medicine in Acworth New Hampshire until 1874. At that time he moved to Charlestown New Hampshire and continued his practice.

In his later years he became a member of the NH House of Representatives and was a New Hampshire State Senator. He was still seeing patients up until his death in 1918.


Dr. Brooks in later years.


Dr. Brooks and family.





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