Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 9, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||must. out Aug. 25, 1865||Acton||farmer||age 34|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||March 4, 1882||Invalid||442 091||345 466||Mass.|
|April 22, 1899||Widow||696 723||485 866||Mass.||Elizabeth Sheehan|
Recorded as member no. 98 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||February 20, 1899|
|Cause||erysipelas and malaria|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, February 23, 1899|
|Burial||St. Bridget's Cemetery, Maynard, Mass.|
Denis Shehan [sic], age 26, a farmer, born in Ireland, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household of Luther Conant (dwelling no. 51) (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 10).
Dennis Shehan [sic], age 32, a laborer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 54) with Betsey Shehan, age 24, and three children (John, Catherine, and Timothy) ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Dennis Shehan, age 37, born in Ireland, a Soldier in Service, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 24) with Betsy Elizabeth Shehan and four children (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 45.)
Dennis Sheehan died Feb. 2, 1899 of erysipelas and malaria at age 74. He was born in Ireland to parents John Sheehan and Catherine Kelly. (Maynard death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," v. 493, p. 535 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).
The name "Dennis Shehan" is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Brown, Hometown Soldiers: 195-200, 406.
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 44.
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