Civil War Records of Edwin G. Thomas

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (100 days) Private; enl. July 8, 1864; must. July 18, 1864 must. out Oct. 27, 1864 Acton spinner recorded as age 18 [actual age 15]

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  32-33 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI Sept. 6, 1911 Widow 971 339 730 307 Conn. Adelaide F. Thomas

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  5 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic

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Death

Date August 25, 1911
Place Montville, Conn.
Age age 62
Cause cancer of stomach and liver
Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial

Rogers Cemetery #4, Massapeag Point, Montville, Conn.
(source: National Graves Registration Database, website; Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, http://www.suvcwdb.org.)

Survived by Adelaide F. Thomas

Additional Information

Born July 6, 1849 in Roxbury, Mass. (source: Connecticut death certificate in pension file).

Edwin G. Thomas is tentatively identified as Edwin Guildford Thomas, brother of Calvin and James Thomas:

Edwin Thomas, age 2, is recorded as an inhabitant of Vienna, Maine, in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 65/70) of Henry and Malvina Thomas. Also in the household were Calvin Thomas and James Thomas ("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

Edwin G. Thomas, age 12, is recorded as an inhabitant of Roxbury Ward 3, Norfolk, Massachusetts, in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 2769/4067) of Henry and Malvina Thomas. Also in the household were Calvin Thomas and James Thomas ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

Edwin Guilford Thomas, age 18, road laborer, born in Maine, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton at residence of Henry Currier and Malvina Thomas, and family, including Calvin Porter Thomas and James Sulivan Thomas (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 73).

 

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