Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|1st Lieut., comm. June 16, 1859; must. April 22, 1861||Aug. 2, 1861||Acton|
|E||26th MVI||Captain, comm. Aug. 31, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; comm Major, Nov. 15, 1864; not must.; comm. Lieut. Colonel, Nov. 16, 1864; must. Dec. 11, 1864; comm. Colonel, Dec. 11, 1864; not must.||must. out Aug. 26, 1865, as Lieut. Colonel.||Acton||farmer||wounded Sept. 19, 1864 at Winchester, Va.|
|MASSCW, 1:381, 3:89|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|October 17, 1868||Invalid||136 353||157 186|
|May 4, 1891||Widow||511 311||354 578||Abby Chapman|
|Date||April 24, 1891|
|Obituary||Everett Free Press, May 2, 1891
Concord Enterprise, May 1, 1891
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
Wm. H. Chapman, age 31, a farmer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census (dwelling no. 340) ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Col. William H. Chapman's name is listed first on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union." "During the period of the war of the Rebellion Col. Chapman was a citizen of Acton and as he rose to a higher rank than any other Acton citizen, his name enjoys the distinction of heading the roll upon the tablet containing the names of Acton soldiers at the entrance of our Memorial Library." (from obituary, Concord Enterprise).
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 37, 39, 40.
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