Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|Sergt.; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Stow||age 27|
|E||26th MVI||Private, enl. Aug. 29, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom Sergt., Nov. 1, 1861; 1st Sergt., Sept 14, 1863; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864; wounded Sept 19, 1864, Winchester, Va.||died Sept. 21, 1864||Stow||currier||
died of wounds, Sept. 21, 1864, at Winchester, Va.
|MASSCW, 1:381, 3:94|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||March 8, 1865||Widow||94081||74068||Harriet W. Wilder|
|Date||September 21, 1864|
|Cause||died of wounds at Winchester, Va.|
|Burial||Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, Mass.|
Henry Wilder, Jr. was born in Stow, Mass., April 26, 1833 to Henry and Ann S. Wilder. He was the older brother of Granville W. Wilder. (Stow births, “Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850,” AmericanAncestors.org).
Henry W. Wilder, age 21, a farmer, is recorded as a resident of Stow, Mass. in the 1855 state census, in household (54/55) of Henry and Ann S. Wilder. Also in the household was Granville W. Wilder, age 17 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Stow: 10).
The funeral of Henry Wilder, John H. Fletcher, and Eugene Hall, who were killed at Winchester, is described in a letter dated November 6, 1864 from Hepsabeth Augusta Fletcher to her brother Aaron Jones Fletcher.
Brown, Hometown Soldiers: 228, 285-288.
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