Civil War Records of Edward L. Battles


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI enl. and must. Aug. 12, 1862 disch. for disability Sept. 25, 1863, New Orleans, La. Acton farmer

age 33

MASSCW, 3:88

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 50-51


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI

May 1, 1880

Invalid 360 593 340 998    
Dec. 10, 1886 Widow 350 137 240 400 Mass. Sarah M. Battles

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  4 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date March 6, 1885
Place Boxborough, Mass.
Age 54 years, 5 months, 10 days
Cause clerosis

Littleton, Mass.
(source: Boxborough death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Survived by Sarah M. Battles

Additional Information

E.L. Battles, age 30, is recorded as an inhabitant of Boxborough, Middlesex, Mass. in the 1860 federal census. Also living in the household was James Brant. ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Edward L. Battles and his wife Sarah M. are recorded as an inhabitants of Boxborough, Mass. in the 1870 and 1880 federal census ("United States Federal Census Collection,"


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War, p. 47.


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