Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||6th MVI (100 days)||Private; enl. July 11, 1864; must. July 18, 1864||
must. out Oct. 27, 1864
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||6th MVI||August 13, 1884||Invalid||519 971||561 550||Mass.||Remarks: XC 922 097|
|Date||March 5, 1933|
According to documents in his pension file, George D. Smith was born in Acton, Mass., October 21, 1845. His father was Luke Smith. He married about a year after discharge, but soon separated from his wife. After the war he resided in Acton for about a year, then Long Island, NY (6 months); Concord, Mass. (several years); Rock Bottom, Mass. (about a year); Berlin[?], Mass. (about six months); Shrewsbury, Mass. (about 20 years, from c. 1884); Worcester, Mass.; and Randolph, Vermont (from c. 1912). He worked at shoe making and harness making. George D. Smith died March 5, 1933 in Randolph, Vermont.
George D. Smith, age 5 is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 86/102) with Luke Smith, age 37, a stone mason; Mary Smith, age 31; Nancy M. Smith, age 11; Mary A. Smith, age 10 ("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
George Delando Smith, age 9, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 125) of Luke Smith and Mary Smith (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 18.)
George D. Smith, age 15, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 114) of Luke Smith and Mary Smith ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
George Delando Smith, age 19, a shoemaker, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 7) with Luke Smith and Mary Smith (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 43.)
His name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
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