Civil War Records of Andrew J. Sawyer


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 28
E 6th MVI
(9 months)
Sergt.; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton shoemaker age 30
E 6th MVI
(100 Days)
Sergt.; enl. July 8, 1864; must. July 18, 1864 must. out Oct. 17, 1864 Acton shoemaker age 32
MASSCW, 1:382, 413, 449

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 3 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages 28-29, 30-31, 32-33 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  see Service Record

Grand Army of the Republic



Date February 7, 1866
Place Lowell, Mass.
Age 33 years, 4 months
Cause variola
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Andrew J. Sawyer was born in Sudbury to John and Amelia Sawyer (Lowell death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Andrew J. Sawyer, age 27, a shoe maker, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 97) with Berintha W., age 25, and William E., age 3 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Andrew Jackson Sawyer, age 33, a shoemaker, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 16/18) with Berintha Woodbury Sawyer and William Everett Sawyer, age 8  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 44)

Andrew J. Sawyer died February 7, 1866 in Lowell, Mass., at age 33 years, 4 months and 4 days. The cause of death is listed as variola (Lowell death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Andrew J. Sawyer's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


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