Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|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 23|
|USN||Ohio; USS Seminole||June 11, 1864 at Boston||Concord||mariner||
killed at Galveston, Texas May 24, 1865
|MASSCW, 1:383, 8:612|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||May 24, 1865|
|Cause||killed in action|
Luke Robbins was born in Acton September 3,1837 to parents E[lbridge] & C[harlotte] Robbins. He was the brother of Elbridge Jones Robbins. (“Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850,” AmericanAncestors.org). He was the brother of Elbridge Jones Robbins.
Luke Robbins, age 18, a farmer, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 10) with Elbridge Robbins, age 44, a farmer, and Mary Elizebeth Robbins, age 33. Also in household is Elbridge Jones Robbins, age 20. (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 6).
Luke Robbins, age 21, a clerk, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 329) of Elbridge Robbins, age 49, a farmer; and Mary E. Robbins, age 38 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Luke Robbins' name is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 14, 100.
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