Civil War Records of Frank Handley


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 4, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861 died July 7, 1862 Lowell farmer

age 21;

died July 7, 1862 at Fort St. Phillip, La.

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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
E 26th MVI May 1, 1863 Mother 20 051 28 557   Susan E. Handley

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  7 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date July 7, 1862
Place regimental hospital at Fort St. Phillip, La.

"acute softening of the brain"  (pension file)

Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by

Additional Information

Born in Acton to parents Abraham and Susan (Winn) Handley. Brother of Abram Handley, George Handley, and William S. Handley.

1850 census: Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Household 13, Family 14:
Abraham B. Handley (transcribed "Hanolly"), age 53, Farmer
Susan E., age 45
George, 21, Farmer
Ellen A., 17
William S., 13
Frank, 10
Abraham, 7
("1850 United States Federal Census,"

According to testimony in Frank Handley's pension file, his father Abraham died in 1852, leaving his mother with five children and without any means to support them.

Frank Handley, age 14, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 32) with Susan Esterbrooks Handley, age 49, and Ellen Augusta Handley, age 20  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 8).

Acton death register: under "Soliders in the United States Service," date not recorded, Frank Handley, res. Acton, died near New Orleans, Farmer, parents Susan and Abraham B. Handley, both born in Acton ("Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910," vol. 157, p. 86 [image],

The death of Frank Handley, Soldier in the United States Service, son of Abraham B. and Susan E. Handley, is recorded in the 1862/63 annual report for the Town of Acton (pp. 15 and 20).

The name Frank Handley is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."


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