Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|Navy||Ohio; U.S.S. South Carolina; Niagara||enl. May 13, 1861, at Portland, Me., for 1 yr.||Disch. June 20, 1862 from Niagara||credit Acton||--||age 40|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
The Town of Acton Civil War service ledger credits Chester Johnson, born in Saco, Maine, to Acton, Mass.
The name Chester Johnson is recorded in the Acton, Mass. Town Records for May, 1860, under the heading "A List of Persons residing in the Town of Acton, May 1st, 1860, liable to do military duty as returned by the Assessors of said Town" (Acton Town Records: Transcriptions, May 1860, at the Acton Memorial Library).
Chester Johnson, a 40-year-old operative, is recorded as a resident of Saco, Maine in the 1860 federal census, enumerated on June 5, 1860. Also in the household (159/170) was 7-year-old George H. Johnson ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
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