Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||1st Minn. VI||enl. May 23, 1861 at Fort Snelling||died Nov. 17, 1862||joined from St. Anthony, Minn.||
hospitalized on Aug. 15, 1862; died at Lovall Military Hospital, Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island on Nov. 17, 1862
Source: Service record (link below)
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||November 17, 1862|
|Place||Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island|
|Burial||Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island|
mother Elizabeth Hanscom and sister in South Acton.
(source of death record: Record of Death and Interment in Service Record, link above)
James Hanscom, age 16, is recorded as an inhabitant of Wilton, Maine in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 8) of Joel and Elizabeth Hanscom. Also in household was brother Samuel Hanscom ("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
James P. Hanscomb, a 27 year old laborer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Richfield, Minnesota in the 1860 federal census ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
The Record of Death and Interment included in the Service record notes that his mother Elizabeth Hanscom and sister are living in South Acton. The 1855 state census records Elizabeth Hanscomb, age 54, and Sarah Elizabeth Hanscomb, age 19, in household of Joel Hanscomb, a 54 year old farmer. Joel and Elizabeth Harvey Hanscom, both born in Maine, are also recorded as residents of South Acton in the 1865 state census. (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 19, 75.)
James' father Joel Hanscom died in Acton on December 2, 1870, at the age of 68 (Annual report, Town of Acton, Massachusetts, 1870: 17). His mother, Elizabeth (Pierpont) Hanscom died in Concord, Mass. on November 11, 1894, at the age of 93 (Concord death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org). She is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton. (Find A Grave Memorial# 114128198, http://www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09).
The name James P. Hanscom is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 11, 91.
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