Civil War Records of J. Sherman Conant

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (100 Days) Private; enl. July 11, 1864; must. July 18, 1864 must. out Oct. 27, 1864 Acton farmer also served in Navy as cook in 1876
MASSCW, 1:450

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): 30-31 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI Aug. 27, 1890 Invalid 901 736 748 429 Mass.  
Navy Wabash, Adams, Ohio

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  6 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

x


Death

Date May 9, 1901
Place

Boston, Mass.

Age 53
Cause pneumonia and arterio-sclerosis
Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial

Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston

(record for Joel S. Conant in Boston death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," v. 519, p. 233 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).

Survived by  

Additional Information

"Sherman J. Conant", age 13, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 238) of John Conant, age 38, a farmer, and Mary E. Conant, age 37 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

Member of Soldiers' Home, Togus, Maine; died while on furlough at Boston, Mass.
("U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938," Ancestry.com)

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

 

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