Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|Private, enl. April 15, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Acton|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 4, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Feb. 1, 1864||must. out Aug. 26, 1865||South Acton||farmer||
|MASSCW, 1:381, 3:88|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||March 7, 1891||Invalid||1001 855||915 819||Mass.|
Recorded as member no. 24 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||September 13, 1899|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, Sept. 14, 1899|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
Charles A. Brooks, age 21, a wheelwright, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 368) with Amos Brooks, age 54, a wheelwright, and Alice A. Brooks, age 45 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Charles A. Brooks is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules, Ancestry.com).
The name Charles A. Brooks is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Discharge papers for Charles A. Brooks, from 26th Mass., Feb. 29, 1864 at New Orleans, by reason of his re-enlistment as a Veteran Volunteer (AML 87.16).
Brown, Hometown Soldiers: 234-235.
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 41.
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