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; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||died of disease, May 7, 1865, Washington, D.C.||Littleton [credit Acton]||operative||
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||July 31, 1865||Mother||103 986||86 463||Julia F. Nelson|
|Date||May 7, 1865|
|Burial||National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. (Roll of Honor, 1:159)|
One of three brothers who served in the army (pension file).
Darius H.C. Nelson, age 18, a farm laborer, born in New Hampshire, is recorded in the 1860 census as an inhabitant of Manchester Ward 2, Hillsborough, N.H., in the household of Julia F. Nelson, age 45. Also in the household were the two brothers who also served in the war, Sylvester Nelson, age 17, and Albert F. Nelson, age11 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
His re-enlistmet credited to Acton is recorded on: Copy of the Tabulated Record of Men who Re-enlisted in the 26th Mass. Vols. about Jan. 1, 1865, and were credited on Acton's quota, none of which have received a Town bounty (broadside, approx. 11.25x13 in., courtesy Brewster Conant).
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