Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|I (Lawrence Light Infantry)
||6th MVI (3 months)||Private; enl. April 15, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Lawrence||
wounded April 19, 1861, at Baltimore, Md.
|G||30th MVI||Sergt.; enl. and must. Oct. 22, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||must. out July 5, 1866, as 1st Sergt.||South Berwick, Me.||operative||age 21|
|MASSCW, 1:391, 3:371|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Feb. 9, 1872||Invalid||172 235||119 716|
Recorded as member no. 136 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts. Served as Post Commander, 1912 (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
Fifteen members of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R. in front of the Telephone Office Building, West Acton, on May 30, 1924 (photograph, Acton Memorial Library archives 24.1.1)
|Date||August 19, 1926|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, August 25, 1926|
|Survived by||three daughters, a son and a brother|
Born 1841 in South Berwick, Maine, Alonzo Joy enlisted at Lawrence as a private in the 6th Massachusetts Infantry. He was wounded in the Baltimore riot of April 19, 1861, when two fingers on his left hand were shot off. He then enlisted in October 1861 as a sergeant in the 30th Massachusetts Infantry and served until July 1866. After the war he lived in Lawrence and Haverhill until settling in Concord Junction (West Concord) in 1889. By 1910, he was living in Acton. He died August 19, 1926. (Text from "Not Afraid to Go", exhibit at the Acton Memorial Library).
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