Civil War Records of Samuel A. Lawrence


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
D 53rd MVI enl. Sept. 2, 1862, as Private; apptd. Sergt. and must. Oct. 17, 1862 must. out Sept. 2, 1863 Stow carpenter

age 21

wounded June 2, 1863 at Port Hudson, La.

E 5th MVI (100 days) Private; enl. July 15, 1864; must. July 22, 1864 must. out Nov 16, 1864 Stow carpenter age 23
MASSCW, 1:352, 4:632

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
53rd MVI
5th MVI
March 17, 1899 Invalid 1 222 081 985 835 Mass.  
Oct. 18, 1900 Widow 728 611 508 259 Mass. Susan M. Lawrence

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  11 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 95 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date September 6, 1900
Place Stow, Mass.
Age 59
Cause spinal disease and nervous shock caused by accident, thrown from carriage (source: Stow death record).
Obituary Concord Enterprise, September 13, 1900
Maynard News, September 13, 1900
Survived by Susan M. Lawrence

Additional Information

Samuel Augustus Lawrence was born in Ashby to parents John W. and Emily Lawrence  (Stow death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"


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