Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||6th MVI (9 months)||Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862||wounded Oct. 24, 1862; discharged Nov. 27, 1862 for disability||Acton||carpenter||
as "Sherman J. Hoar";
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||6th MVI||April 23, 1863||Invalid||19 590||19 273|
|Date||October 13, 1872|
|Age||43 years, 3 months|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
John S. Hoar, age 31, a carpenter, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household with Lydia Hoar, age 31, and four children ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
In a letter dated November 8, 1862, Henry Hapgood wrote to his mother: "Perhaps you have heard of the accident that has happend to Sherman Hoar his gun went off the ball passing through his right thumb. It has been cut off, we think he will get his discharge. it was done while on picket." (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 27).
John Sherman Hoar, a 36 year old carpenter, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 203) with Lydia Parker Hoar and 5 children (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 64-65).
John S. Hoar died October 13, 1872 in Acton of typhoid fever. His death record lists him as a 43 year old married carpenter, born in Boxborough to parents John Hoar (born Littleton) and Betsey Hoar (born Acton). His daughter Hattie L. Hoar, age 20, died one week later, also of typhoid fever ("Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
Lydia P., widow of Sherman J. Hoar is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
The name J. Sherman Hoar is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 30.
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