Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||6th MVI (9 months)||1st Sergt.; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 as Sergt.; apptd. 1st Sergt. March 10, 1863||must. out June 3, 1863||Acton||milkman||age 24|
|E||6th MVI (100 Days)||Captain; comm. May 13, 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||Feb. 20, 1891||Invalid||996 249||883 738||Mass.|
|June 26, 1903||Widow||787 076||598 897||Mass.||Frances L. Whitcomb|
Recorded as member no. 11 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts. Served as Post Commander, 1895-97 (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||May 9, 1903|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, May 13, 1903|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
Frank H. Whitcomb, a 22 year old milk collector, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 200) with Fannie L. Whitcomb and one child ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Frank Henry Whitcomb, a 27 year old milk collector, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 165) with Frances Lorette Whitcomb and one child (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 60-61).
Frank H. Whitcomb is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Portrait with accompanying text above from: Souvenir of the Celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Concord Fight, p. 18.
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