Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||6th MVI (100 Days)||Private; enl. July 15, 1864; must. July 18, 1864||must. out Oct. 27, 1864||Acton||farmer||age 18|
|15th Batt. MLA||Private; enl. and must. Nov. 26, 1864||must. out Aug. 4, 1865||Lowell||farmer||age 18; also U.S. Navy, after the War|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
15th Batt. MLA
Navy (Piscataquia and Iroquois)
|Aug. 18, 1892||Invalid||10 047 255||1129 399||Mass.||C2,486,234|
|Burial||Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Mass.
(National Graves Registration Database [website], Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, http://www.suvcwdb.org.
Chellis (or Chelles) Carpenter Byam was born March 8, 1847 to Stillman and Mary Ann Byam in Chelmsford, Mass. Before enlistment he resided in Acton and Lowell, Mass. From 1867 to 1879, he served in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the service, Chellis Byam resided in Lowell, Andover, Boston and Somerville, Mass. (pension file).
Chellis C. Byam is recorded as a resident of Somerville, Mass. in the 1890 veterans schedules (household 192/261) ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
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