Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|C||1st Ma. Cav.||Private; enl. Sept. 9, 1861; must. Sept. 19, 1861||died Nov. 30, 1863||Watertown||farmer||
prisoner June 17, 1863, Aldie, Va., as Corpl.; prisoner Oct. 14, 1863, Auburn, Va.; died of disease Nov. 30, 1863, at Richmond, Va., a Prisoner of War.
From: Watertown's Military History (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1907). p. 181:
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|C||1st Ma. Cav.||1864||Widow||46980||24666||Mary Severance|
|Date||died of disease Nov. 30, 1863, at Richmond, Va., a Prisoner of War.|
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
Augustus Severance, age 26, a laborer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Stow in the 1850 federal census (dwelling no. 65/72) ("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
The marriage of Augustus Severance, resident of Stow, and Mary Loker, resident of Bolton, is recorded in the marriage register for the town of Marlborough (date unclear--May 6, 1851?) (“Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,” AmericanAncestors.org.)
Augustus Severance, age 33, born in Vermont, and Mary Severance, age 37, were recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Watertown (dwelling no. 390/466) (“Massachusetts State Census Transcriptions for 1855 and 1865,” AmericanAncestors.org.)
Augustus B. Severance, age 36, a car driver, born in NH, Mary, age 35, born in Mass., and Ellen, age 5 are recorded as inhabitants of Watertown in the 1860 federal census ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Mary Severance, age 50, born in Natick, and Ellen Severance, age 10, born in Waltham, were recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Watertown (dwelling no. 390/466) (“Massachusetts State Census Transcriptions for 1855 and 1865,” AmericanAncestors.org. )
Mary T. Severance, age 83, of Hudson, was brought to Acton for burial on May 4, 1897 (1896/97 annual report for the Town of Acton, p. 38).
__Portrait above from: Benjamin W. Crowninshield, A History of the First Regiment of Massachusetts Cavalry Volunteers (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1891), p. 344. Digitial edition at: http://www.archive.org/details/historyoffirstre00crow.
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