Civil War Records of Frank (Francis) Kinsley

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 died April, 10, 1864 Acton farmer

age 19; P.O.W.; died April, 10, 1864 at father's house in Acton, Mass. while on Veteran's furlough.

MASSCW, 3:91

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 6 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  56-57 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
               

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic

x


Death

Date April 10, 1864
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 21 years 6 months
Cause

poisoned

(Acton death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," v. 175, p. 40 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).

Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by son of Thomas and Maria

Additional Information

Brother of Thomas Kinsley, Jr.

The 1860 federal census for Acton, Mass. records the inhabitants of the Kinsley household (dwelling no. 124) as:
Thomas Kinsley, age 45, stone mason, born in Ireland
Maria Kinsley, age 40, born Massachusetts
Francis Kinsley, age 18, born Massachusetts
Mary Kinsley, age 15, born Massachusetts
Margaret Kinsley, age 13, born Massachusetts
Thomas Kinsley, age 4 [sic], born Massachusetts
Rosabell Kinsley, age 9, born Massachusetts
Theresa Kinsley, age 7, born Massachusetts
George Kinsley, age 5, born Massachusetts
Cathy Kinsley age 2, born Massachusetts
("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

The death of Francis Kinsley, soldier in U.S. Service, age 21, is recorded in the 1864/65 annual report for the Town of Acton: 17.

Francis Kinsley's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."

 

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