The Midday Ride of Paul Revere

More than four months before his famous  “midnight ride,” Paul Revere made a midday gallop to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and some consider…

Governor Benning Wentworth

Benning Wentworth (24 July 1696 – 14 October 1770) was the colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1766.…

Daniel Marcy

During the Civil War, while most cities, towns, hamlets in the North gave freely their men in defense of the…

New Hampshire’s First Capital

Portsmouth was the capital of New Hampshire in 1689 until 1775. Portsmouth is New Hampshire’s oldest settlement, second oldest city,…

John Wentworth

John Wentworth, royal governor of New Hampshire (1767-1775). John Wentworth was born on Aug. 9, 1737, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.…