Acton Memorial Library
|F||30th MVI||Private; enl. Nov. 22, 1861; must. Nov. 30, 1861||died of disease Sept. 1, 1862, New Orleans, La.||Acton||clerk||
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||September 1, 1862|
|Place||New Orleans, La.|
Monument National Cemetery, Chalmette, La., section 64, stone numbered 5135.
(Roll of Honor, XXI:405; recorded as a Private in Co. I, 30th Mass.; date of death not recorded).
(Gravestone image in "Chalmette, Louisiana, Chalmette National Cemetery, 1864-2003," in Ancestry.com)
Stillman Willis has not been identified in the census or vital records, and the published accounts of his service are contradictory:
In a June, 1863 draft registration record, Stillman Willis, a 44 year old laborer, is recorded as a resident of Sudbury, Mass. serving in the 26th Regt. Later handwriting strikes his name and indicates that he was transferred (digital image, "U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865," Ancestry.com).
Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, V. 2, p. 623 (1870) records Stillman Willis' service in Co. F., 30th Mass., age 44, credited to or resident of Acton, mustered Nov. 22, 1864 [sic], died July 20, 1863, Baton Rouge, La.
Stillman Willis is listed as a Sudbury soldier in the 30th regiment in: The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1638-1889, by Alfred Sereno Hudson (1889), p. 550. The record states that he was mustered Jan. 4, 1862; expiration of service date is blank.
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War, p. 121.
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