Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|B||13th MVI||Private; enl. Aug. 6, 1862; must. Aug. 8, 1862||dropped as deserter Oct. 10, 1862||Boston||clerk||
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
James L. Hosmer was born in Acton, April 26,1842 to Aaron and Sarah Hosmer. He was the cousin of Henry Hapgood. (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 59).
James L. Hosmer, age 8, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 171/household no. 207) of Aaron and Lamilla Hosmer ("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
In a letter dated Sept. 22, 1862, Mary Ann (Hosmer) Hapgood wrote to her son Henry Hapgood, that "James L.H. has been in a battle, was taken prisoner but is now on parole. he has written to his mother..." (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 4). In a letter dated October 26, 1862, Ann Maria Hapgood wrote, "James L. Hosmer has got back to Boston. he had had a pretty hard time been sick & also taken prisoner. he is a paroled prisoner now and says he shall not go back untill he is Exchanged when I suppose he'll be obliged to go back." (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 16).
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 61
* Note: PDF files can be rotated on screen by using the Adobe Reader "Rotate Clockwise" tool.
To add the tool to the Adobe Reader toolbar, right-click on the toolbar, click "More Tools" and check "Rotate Clockwise" to add the tool to the Adobe Reader toolbar."