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From the Archives: Draft riots
07-08-2024 9:37 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.In early July 1863, news of the Battle of Gettysburg was flooding the media. Casualty reports were streaming in for what would become the bloodiest battle of the war,...

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From the archives: New Hampshire’s honorable position in national history
06-08-2024 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, making it the law of the land, but the Granite State’s approval was not...


From the archives: A Dark Day for New England
05-11-2024 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.While New Hampshire recently had its own day momentarily shadowed by the solar eclipse, what occurred on May 19, 1780, was something entirely different.In the midst...


From the archives: Civil War brewing
04-13-2024 7:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Although no Civil War battle was fought in New Hampshire, the stage was set here.Throughout the 1840s and 1850s, New Hampshire politicians were split over the issue of slavery. Disagreements between Franklin Pierce and John P. Hale, the first...


From the archives: Town meeting day — a New England tradition
03-02-2024 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.Every March, citizens from towns throughout New Hampshire gather for Town Meeting day. They discuss issues, raise warrants, and some even eat cake.The practice of...


From the archives: The legacy of the USS Kearsarge
02-04-2024 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.One of the most famed naval battles of the Civil War involved a ship created in, and named for, the Granite State.The USS Kearsarge was built in the Portsmouth Naval...


From the archives: The little-known Londonderry Riot
01-07-2024 6:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Tensions were high in colonial New Hampshire. A Portsmouth mob had forced the resignation of a British tax collector, the Townsend Acts were being debated among the colonies, disputes over New England timber were coming to a head, and discussions of...


From the archives: First act of war
12-02-2023 4:00 PM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.Among the first acts of the American Revolution, the Raid on Fort William and Mary was a pivotal moment for the patriot cause. In the wake of the September 1774...


From the archives: The birth of counterintelligence in America
11-05-2023 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

(Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.)The spring and summer of 1776 were tumultuous: the British forces occupied New York City by late August, the Great Fire broke out in Manhattan with both British and...


From the archives: American Archives Month
09-30-2023 12:00 PM

By ASHLEY MILLER

(Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.)In the research room of the New Hampshire State Archives, patrons are greeted by the towering sight of William Plumer, accompanying an 1806 quote: “I have rescued...


From the archives: The cost of war
09-03-2023 6:01 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

In the New Hampshire State Archives, two copper plates tell the story of a struggle for dominance between two European superpowers. Seldom discussed, King George’s War involved much of New England. The war primarily took place in the British provinces...


From the archives: All hail Hale
08-10-2023 9:56 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.Upon a visit to the capital, passersby are greeted by the prominent figure of Rochester, New Hampshire, native John Parker Hale.His statue stands a towering eight...


From the archives: Etched by Stone
07-01-2023 6:19 PM

By ASHLEY MILLER

In 1820, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams noticed that the Declaration of Independence, which had been subjected to years of travel, sunlight, humidity and temperature fluctuations, improper handling, and rolling and flattening, was...

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