Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|band||26th MVI||Musician; enl. Sept. 25, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861||died Nov. 30, 1861||Acton||butcher||
died Nov. 30, 1861, while on furlough at Acton.
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|band||26th MVI||March 3, 1862||Widow||356||1 533||Caroline A. Hosmer|
|Date||November 30, 1861|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||Caroline A. Hosmer|
Augustus W. Hosmer was born in Harvard to parents Samuel Hosmer (b. Acton) and Sally B. Whitcomb (b. Boxborough) (Death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
Augustus Whitcomb Hosmer, a 21 year old marketman, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 206) of Josiah Chancy Mason (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 27).
Augustus H. Hosmer, age 26, a marketman, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton in the 1860 federal census (dwelling 199), in household with Carrie A. Hosmer, age 25, and Adeline E. Hosmer, age 4 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
The death of Augustus W. Hosmer, "in camp", is recorded in the 1862/63 annual report for the Town of Acton (p. 15). He was the first enlisted man from Acton to die while in service.
According to his death record, Augustus W. Hosmer was 28 years old, married, and a butcher. He died Nov. 30, 1861 of typhoid fever (death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
Caroline A. Hosmer, widow of Augustus W. Hosmer, is recorded in the 1890 veterans schedule for Littleton, Mass. ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
The name Augustus W. Hosmer is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
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