Civil War Records of Samuel C. Hanscom


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
A (the "California Hundred") 2nd Ma. Cav. Private; enl. Nov. 24, 1862; must. Dec. 10, 1862, 1862; prom. to Corpl.11, 1864.   San Francisco, Calif. lumberman

age 28;

killed July 6, 1864 near Aldie, Virginia.

MASSCW, 6:233

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
A 2nd Ma. Cav. Sept. 30, 1889 mother 405 569 362 553 Mass. Elizabeth Hanscom

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  4 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date July 6, 1864
Place Aldie, Virginia
Cause killed in action
Survived by Elizabeth Hanscom

Additional Information

Samuel Hanscom, age 15, is recorded as an inhabitant of Wilton, Maine in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 8) with Joel and Elizabeth Hanscom. Also in household was brother James Hanscom  ("1850 United States Federal Census," Neither brother survived the war.

The 1855 state census records parents Elizabeth and Joel Hanscomb as residents of Acton. 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 Census for Acton: 19, 75). 

Father Joel Hanscom died in Acton on December 2, 1870, at the age of 68 (Annual report, Town of Acton, Massachusetts, 1870: 17).

The name Samuel C. Hanscom is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 79, 85.



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