Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|Private; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Acton||age 20|
|Corpl.; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862||must. out June 3, 1863||Acton||fireman||age 22|
|MASSCW, 1:382, 413|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||6th MVI||July 21, 1892||Invalid||1 122 915||1 048 667||Mass.|
|Nov. 2, 1915||Widow||1 055 244||801 514||Mass.||Elizabeth F. Robbins|
Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic: 426)
|Date||October 25, 1915|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||Elizabeth F. Robbins|
Varnum F. Robbins was born August 28, 1840 in Acton to parents Tilley and Joanna Robbins (Acton birth record, “Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850,” AmericanAncestors.org). He was the brother of Joseph Noyes Robbins.
Varnum Robbins, age 15, a farmer, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 297) of Elnathan Jones (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 37).
Varnum Robbins, age 20, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 5) of James Tuttle. In the same household was Henry Brown ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
The name Varnum F. Robbins is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
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