Civil War Records of John Putnam

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Private, enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton   age 27
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861 must. out Nov. 7, 1864 South Acton machinist age 27

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages 28-29, 66-67 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E
E
6th
26th MVI
Sept. 25, 1869 Mother 179 998 146 709   Louise Putnam

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  7 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

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Death

Date December 22, 1864
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 30 years, 8 months
Cause mania a potu (source: Acton death record, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910.  In:  NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database].)
Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by mother, Louise (Louisa, Eliza) Putnam

Additional Information

John Putman [sic], age 25, an engineer, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 310) of Cyrus Putnam (source:  1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

The death of John Putnam is mentioned in a letter dated January 8, 1865 from Lydia Lucinda Fletcher to her son Aaron Jones Fletcher.

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

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See also:

Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War,  1861-1865.  Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 43.

 

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