Civil War Records of John M. Edson


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
B 13th MVI Private; enl. June 29, 1861; must. July 16, 1861 must. out Aug. 1, 1864 Stow moulder age 38
K 4th MHA Corpl.; enl. Aug. 15, 1864; must. Aug. 18, 1864 must. out June 17, 1865 Stow moulder age 41
MASSCW, 2:80; 6:52

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


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
13th MVI
4th MHA
Feb. 12, 1885 Invalid 532 226 625 152    

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  4 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic, p. 425).


Date May 29, 1896
Place Stow, Mass.
Age 73 years, 5 months, 16 days

heart failure

(source: Stow death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Survived by


daughter Mrs. Howe

Additional Information

John M. Edson, age 42, a Soldier, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Stow, in household (dwelling no. 229/231) with Mary H. Edson and five children, including George W. Edson  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Stow: 62).


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