Civil War Records of Samuel A. Guilford


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
I 8th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Sept. 15, 1862 must. out Aug. 7, 1863 Saugus blacksmith

age 21

MASSCW, 1:576

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
I 8th MVI July 16, 1897 Invalid 1 194 535 1 087 611 Mass.  
May 22,1921 Widow 1 174 784 904 603 Mass. Ellen M. Guilford

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  15 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 5 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts. Served as Post Commander, 1907-08 (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date May 11, 1921
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 79
Cause locomotor ataxia
Obituary Concord Enterprise, May 18, 1921
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by Ellen M. Guilford

Additional Information

Samuel A. Guilford is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"


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