Acton Memorial Library
|E||6th MVI (9 months)||Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862||must. out June 3, 1863||Acton||farmer||age 20|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||6th MVI||June 23, 1864||Invalid||39 303|
|Date||November 25, 1863|
|Age||21 years, 9 months|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
(death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org)
Born in Fitchburg to parents John Hapgood and Mary A. Hosmer, both natives of Acton (source: death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org)
Henry Hapgood, age 13, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (no. 240) of John and Mary Ann Hapgood (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, p. 30).
Henry Hapgood, age 18, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (no. 230) with John Hapgood, age 58, a farmer, and Mary Ann Hapgood, age 54 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
From: Warren Hapgood. The Hapgood Family: Descendants of Shadrach, 1656-1898. Published by the compiler, 1898. Page 89. Digitial edition at: http://archive.org/details/hapgoodfamilydes00hapg.
Henry, born Februrary 5, 1842; resided with his parents up to the time of the "little unpleasantness with the South," when he took up arms in defence of his Country's flag, by enlisting August 31, 1862, in Company E, Sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers; was in engagements at Ludlow Lawrence's Plantation, November 18, 1862, Joiners Ford on the Blackwater, December 12, 1862, Deserted house, January 30, 1863, Siege of Suffolk, April 11, 1863. Served out his term of nine months, came home with his company sick, and died November 25, 1863. Though cut down so young, he left to the world the legacy of a noble, upright and honorable character.
Larry C. Kerpelman, "Hapgood Family Letters Read at March 20th meeting," Acton Historical Society Newsletter, April 2011, p. 3. Describes correspondence between Henry Hapgood and his family in the collection of the Acton Historical Society, Acton, Mass.
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