Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|Private, enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Acton|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||6th MVI||July 6, 1892||Invalid||1 120 795||854 427||Mass.|
|Date||February 15, 1896 (source: pension file)|
|Place||lived in Arlington, Mass. in 1893 (source: pension file).|
Henry Gilson, age 28, a shoe maker (born Mass.), is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household with Melinda Gilson, age 23 (b. Vermont) ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Henry Gilson, a 32 year old shoemaker, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 40) with Melinda Maria Gilson (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 47).
The name Henry Gilson is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
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