Fascinating Forehand Facts

Fascinating Forehand Facts 

Forehand Facts


Sullivan Forehand

President of the Forehand Arms Company

Birth: Oct. 10, 1830


Sullivan County

New Hampshire, USA

Death: Jun. 7, 1898


Worcester County

Massachusetts, USA


Lloyd D. Forehand

Co. I, 18th VRC

(formerly 5th N.H. Vol. Inf.)

For those who wonder if your ancestor was an Honor Guard accompanying Lincoln's coffin to Springfield, Dr. Wesolowski offers an official list of the Veterans Reserve Corps members. These 29 men were the only ones allowed to move the coffin from place to place during the long funeral journey. All were sergeants except as noted otherwise.


Mary Ellen Wise –Woman Soldier

Wife of Lloyd D. Forehand

The discharge on the grounds of “Proved to be a Woman” left her right to receive her pay in doubt. She felt that she had as much right to the pay as any male soldier. When President Lincoln heard of her case, he intervened and ordered the army to give her the pay she had earned.