Civil War Records of George W. Rand

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
2nd Lieut.; comm. April 19, 1860; must April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861; Acton   age 38
E 6th MVI
(9 months)
must Aug. 31, 1862; comm. 1st Lieut. March 10, 1863 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton carpenter age 39
MASSCW, 1:381, 413

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 26-27, page 32-33 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI Aug. 4, 1879 Widow 249 320 191 706 Mass. Mary A. Rand

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

Grand Army of the Republic

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Death

Date June 19, 1876
Place Concord, Mass.
Age 53
Cause dropsy
Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by

Additional Information

George Washington Rand, age 31, a carpenter, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 268) with Mary Augusta Rand, age 26, and 2 children (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 33).

George W. Rand, age 37, a carpenter, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 18) with Mary A. Rand, age 37, and four children ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

George Washington Rand, age 41, a carpenter, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 315) with Mary Augusta Rand, age 36, and five children (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 77).

George W. Rand died in Concord, Mass. on June 19, 1876 of dropsy. He was a 53 year old married carpenter, born in Acton to parents David and Lydia Rand. (Concord death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).

Mary A. Rand, widow of George W. Rand, is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).

Lieutenant George W. Rand's name is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

 

 

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