Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. and must. Aug. 12, 1862||must. out Nov. 7, 1864||Acton||clerk||age 19|
|B||26th MVI||1st. Lieut.; comm. Nov. 18, 1864; must. Jan. 1, 1865; comm. Captain June 23, 1865, not must.;||must. out Aug. 26, 1865 as 1st Lieut. Brevet Captain U.S. Vols. to date March 13, 1865||Acton||age 21|
|MASSCW, 3: 71,88|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E/B||26th MVI||Jan. 5, 1905||Invalid||1 329 721||1 112 281||Minn.|
|Date||May 23, 1914|
(source: pension file)
Henry Brown, age 20, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 5) of James Tuttle. In the same household was Varnum Robbins ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Henry Brown, age 21 (born in Lynn, Mass. to Isaac and Harriet Brown) married Carrie A. Brooks, age 19 (born in Stowe to Silas P. and Charlotte P. Brooks) on December 4, 1864 in Acton, Mass. (Acton marriage register, in "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 172, p. 32 [image], AmericanAncestors.org). According to documents in his pension file, they had one son, Fred Brown, born May 1868. Carrie Brown died and Henry Brown remarried. He and his second wife divorced in 1901.
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
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