Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Stow|
|E||26th MVI||enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom. Corpl. Nov. 1, 1861; Sergt., April 30, 1863; re-enlis. Jan. 1, 1864; wounded Sept. 19,1864, Winchester, Va;||died Dec. 8, 1864||Stow||farmer||died of wounds Dec. 8, 1864, Winchester, Va.|
|MASSCW, 1:382, 3:89|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||December 8, 1864|
|Place||in hospital, at Winchester, Va.|
|Cause||wound received in the battle of Winchester|
|Burial||Acton (source: Hanson, Historical Sketch of the Old Sixth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, p. 111)|
The 1862/63 annual town report for the Town of Acton (p. 18) records John A. Brown's service in the 26th, with the note "not credited to this town by the State Authorities."
The death of John Brown is mentioned in a letter dated December 21, 1864 from Lydia Lucinda Fletcher to her son Aaron Jones Fletcher.
The 1864/65 annual town report for the Town of Acton (p. 17) records the death of John A. Brown, "color bearer in Co. E, 26th Regt."
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