Civil War Records of Dennis Sheehan

Service

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

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 March 4, 1882 Invalid 442 091 345 466 Mass.  
April 22, 1899 Widow 696 723 485 866 Mass. Elizabeth Sheehan

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  13 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

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). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch

Death

Date February 20, 1899
Place Maynard, Mass.
Age 74
Cause erysipela and malaria
Obituary Concord Enterprise, February 23, 1899
Funeral  
Burial St. Bridget's Cemetery, Maynard, Mass.
Survived by widow Elizabeth Sheehan

Additional Information

Older brother of Timothy Sheehan (source: deposition of Dennis Sheehan in Timothy Sheehan pension file).

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)  (source:  1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart.  Boston, 1989. Page 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)  (source:  1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

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   (source:  1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart.  Boston, 1989. Page 45.)

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

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See also:

Peggy Jo Brown. Hometown Soldiers: Civil War Veterans of Assabet Village & Maynard Massachusetts. Maynard, Mass.: Flying Heron Press, 2005. 195-200, 406.

Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War,  1861-1865.  Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 44.

 

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