Civil War Records of George W. Sawyer

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 9, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Feb. 1, 1864 must. out Aug., 26, 1865 Acton shoemaker prisoner Oct. 26, 1864, near Newtown, Va.; exchanged Feb. 9, 1865

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  66-67 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI Aug. 22, 1879 Invalid 159 562 114 597 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  6 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic

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Death

Date January 19, 1905
Place Taunton, Mass.
Age 83 years, 4 months, 11 days
Cause

grippe 

(source for death record:  Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910.  In:  NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database].)

Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

George N. [sic] Sawyer, age 29, a shoemaker, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 89/105) with Betsy Sawyer, age 29; George E., age 8; Sarah A., age 6; and Alfred, age 8 months (source:  1850 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

George Washington Sawyer, age 34, a Shoemaker, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 113/116) with Betsy Marritt Sawyer, age 34; George Elmore Sawyer, age 13; Sarah Ann Sawyer, age 11; Alfred Sawyer, age 6; Ever Louisa Sawyer, age 2 years 8 months; and William Osker Sawyer, age 3 months (source:  1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart.  Boston, 1989. Page 17.)

George W. Sawyer, age 38, a cordwainer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 78) with Betsy Sawyer, age 39, and six children: George E., age 18, a shoe maker; Sarah E., age 16; Alfred, age 10; Ira L., age 7; Willie, age 5; and Albert, age 2 (source:  1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

George Washington Sawyer, age 43, a Soldier in Service, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 21) with Betsy Merritt Sawyer, and five children, ages 4 to 21 (source:  1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart.  Boston, 1989. Page 45.)

George W. Sawyer, age 48, a worker in a shoe shop, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1870 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 45/59) with Betsy Sawyer, age 42; Eva L., age 17; Alfred, age 20; Willie O., age 15, and Lina M., age 9 (source:  1870 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

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Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

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See also:

Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War,  1861-1865.  Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 43.

 

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