Civil War Records of Lieut.-Colonel David P. Muzzey

David P. Muzzey


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
A 1st MVI Private; enl. and must. May 23, 1861 disch. Sept. 27, 1861 to accept. promotion in 23rd Mass. Inf. Cambridge lawyer age 22
I 23rd MVI 2nd Lieut.; comm. Oct. 11, 1861; must. Dec. 4, 1861 resigned and disch. July 18, 1862 Cambridge lawyer age 23
G 3rd Ma. Cav. Ist Lieut.; comm. and must. Nov. 1, 1862; comm. Captain  June 17, 1863; must. Sept. 13, 1863; comm. Major Aug. 15, 1865; must. Sept. 1, 1865; comm. Lieut. Colonel, Oct. 5, 1865; not must.

must. out Sept. 28, 1865, as Major

Cambridge lawyer age 28 [sic]

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
23 MVI
3 MaCav
Aug. 30, 1892 Invalid 1 128 105 1 082 087 Mass.  
Aug. 12, 1910 Widow 947 275 708 927 Mass. Sarah A. Muzzey

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  12 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (source:  A. Dean Sargent. Grand Army of the Republic: Civil War Veterans Department of Massachusetts 1866 to 1947.  426.)


Date August 3, 1910
Place Cambridge, Mass.
Cause septicemia
Obituary Boston Globe, August 4, 1910
Cambridge Chornicle, August 6, 1910
Burial Stow, Mass.
Survived by Sarah A. Muzzey

Additional Information

Col. Muzzey resided in Stow and Littleton for a period after the war.

News Item: "Many Years Secretary of Overseers of Poor." Cambridge Chronicle, August 2, 1902. Historic Cambridge Newspaper Collection,

See also biographical sketch, pp. 400-403, in: James K. Ewer. The Third Masschusetts Cavalry in the War for the Union. Published by direction of the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, 1902. Digital edition online at:

Portrait above from Ewer, p. 80.



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