Civil War Records of Joseph N. Robbins


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
G ("Concord Artillery") 5th MVI (3 months) Private; enl. April 19, 1861; must. May 1, 1861 must. out July 31, 1861 Acton fireman age 26


6th MVI (9 months)

Corp.; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton fireman  
MASSCW, 1:291, 413

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 34 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
G 5th MVI July 21, 1892 Invalid 1 122 914 855 219 Mass.  
E 6th MVI

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

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 94 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date January 18, 1913
Place Somerville, Mass.
Age 78
Cause skull fracture
Obituary Somerville Journal, January 24, 1913
Concord Enterprise,
January 29, 1913
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by Two sons, Lucien N., and William V. Robbins, and a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Brown, of Iowa.

Additional Information

Joseph Noyes Robbins was born June 13, 1834 in Acton to parents Tilly Jr. and Joanna Robbins. He was the brother of Varnum F. Robbins. (Vital Records of Acton Massachusetts to the Year 1850: 96, 98.) He was the brother of Varnum F. Robbins.

The name "Jospeh N. Robbins" is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


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