Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|11th MVI||1st Sergt.; enl. and must. June 13, 1861; comm. 2nd Lieut., Aug 11, 1862; 1st Lieut., March 13, 1863; not must.||killed May 3, 1863||Boston||driver||
killed in action, May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Va., as 2nd Lieut. of Co. C.
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||May 3, 1863|
|Cause||killed in action|
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
Parents John and Mary Harris were in Acton in 1855 and 1865 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 9, 53).
In a letter dated May 10, 1863, John Hapgood wrote to his son, Henry Hapgood, "I hear that one man from Acton has ben killed a Mr. Harris but what rigement I do not know if so I believe he is the first man from this town that has fallen but he has falen in a glorious cause." (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 48)
The name J. Stillman Harris is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 58.
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