Civil War Records of Benjamin Skinner

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. and must. Aug. 12, 1862 must. out Nov. 7, 1864 Acton shoemaker age 37

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 6 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  66-67, 68-69 (PDF)

Pension

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

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic

x


Death

Date June 20, 1899
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Age  
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Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial Forest Dale cemetery, Malden, Mass. (source: National Graves Registration Database [website]. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Online at: www.suvcwdb.org.)
Survived by  

Additional Information

Benj. Skinner, age 34, a shoe maker, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 88) with Sarah J. Skinner, age 31; and one child, Hatty, age 4 (source:  1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

Benjamin Skinner, age 40, a shoemaker, born in Vermont, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 51) with Sarah Jane Skinner, age 36 (source:  1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart.  Boston, 1989. Page 48.)

Benjamin Skinner, age 45, worker in shoe shop, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1870 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 26/31) (source:  1870 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

Benjamin Skinner, age 45, a laborer, and Georgie A. Skinner, age 28, his wife, are recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1880 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 68/78) (source:  1880 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

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. 45.

 

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