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In the first chapter of his 1843 memoir, Seth Wyman Jr. wrote, “I was born in Goffstown, in the year 1784, and almost from the cradle was addicted to mischief and roguery.” The book’s title says it all: “The Life and Adventures of Seth Wyman, Embodying the Principal Events of a Life Spent in…

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The Mexican War (1846-1848) was the last armed conflict covered in Chandler Eastman Potter’s “Military History of The State of New Hampshire.” Following this account, Potter reported on developments in the state’s militia organization. Throughout his work, including in the first half of the …