Civil War Records of Delette H. Hall

Delette H. Hall, from Concord Enterprise, November 24, 1920


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI

enl. Sept. 19, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom. Corpl. Aug. 29, 1862; re-enlist. Jan. 1., 1864; prom. Commy. Sergt. Nov. 1, 1864

disch. April 13, 1865 West Acton farmer  
MASSCW, 3:90

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages  46-47, 50-51, 54-55 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI May 8, 1905 Invalid 1 335 495 1 110 160 Mass.  
Dec. 3, 1920 Widow 1 166 630 980 457 Mass. Susan A. Hall

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  9 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 9 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts. Served as Post Commander, 1891 and 1917-19 (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

Personal War Sketch


Date November 18, 1920
Place N.E. Deaconess Hospital, Brookline, Mass.
Age 77
Obituary Concord Enterprise, Nov. 24, 1920
Acton Enterprise, Nov. 24, 1920, p. 1.
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by widow, Susan A. Hall

Additional Information

Born March 20, 1843 in Bolton, Mass. to parents Enoch and Emeline Hall (source: pension file)

D.H. Hall, age 17, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling 188) with Enoch Hall, age 50, a farmer; Emeline Hall, age 40; Eugene L. Hall, age 15; and siblings ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Delette Haynes Hall, a  22 year old blacksmith, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 181) of Enoch and Emeline Hall  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton: 62.)

Delette H. Hall, age 24, a blacksmith; and Susie A. Wetherbee, age 22, born in Boxborough to John and Susannah (Fairbanks) Wetherbee, were married June 20, 1867 in West Acton (Acton marriage record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Delette H. Hall is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

Delette Hall was one of the original corporate trustees of the Acton Memorial Library (source: "An Act to Incorporate the Acton Memorial Library," in Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts in the Year 1890: 51-52.)

The name Delete H. Hall is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 37, 39.


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