Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 5, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861||died Nov. 16, 1862||West Acton||farmer||
age recorded as 18;
died of disease, Nov. 16, 1862, New Orleans, La.
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||Oct. 24, 1891||father||530 175||William Lentell|
|Date||November 16, 1862|
|Place||New Orleans, La.|
chronic diarrhea (Acton death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org)
|Burial||Monument National Cemetery, Chalmette, LA (Roll of Honor, 21:357)|
Son of William Lentell and Mary (Lamb) Lentell (Acton death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org)
James Reuben Lentell, age 10, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 210) with Mary Lentell, age 35 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 27)
James R. Lentell, age 15, is recorded as a resident of West Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 268) with Wm. Lentell, age 54, born in England, and Mary L. Lentell, age 47, born in Mass. ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Acton death register: under "Soliders in the United States Service," Nov. 16, 1862, James Lentell, single, 18, died of chronic diarrhea, New Orleans, parents William Lentell and Mary Lamb ("Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910," vol. 157, p. 86 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).
The death of "James R. Lentill", Soldier in the United States Service, is recorded in the 1862/63 annual report for the Town of Acton (pp. 15, 20).
The death of James Lentell is noted in letters from Mary Ann Hapgood to her son Henry Hapgood (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 29, 30, 31).
James R. Lentell's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
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