Civil War Records of George F. Blood

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Private; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton   age 22
D 2nd MVI Private; enl. June 23, 1862 must. out May 30, 1865 Acton fireman wounded at Antietam (gunshot wound in the face)
MASSCW, 1:94, 1:381

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

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E
D
6th MVI (3 months) 
2nd MVI
Jan. 23, 1873 Invalid 180 852 123 086    

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  20 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

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Death

Date July 13, 1912
Place Marshfield, Oregon
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Additional Information

According to testimony in his pension file, George F. Blood was born in Stow to parents Sumner and Lena Blood.

George Francis Blood, age 16, a farmer, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 247/253) with Sumner and Nancy Blood. Also in the household was his younger brother Charles Henry Blood (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 31.)

George Blood was living in Acton in 1873, but had resettled in Oregon by 1876, where he lived until his death (pension file).

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

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See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War, p. 55.

 

 

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