Civil War Records of Stillman Willis

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
F 30th MVI Private; enl. Nov. 22, 1861; must. Nov. 30, 1861 died of disease Sept. 1, 1862, New Orleans, La. Acton clerk

age 44

MASSCW, III:369.

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 70-71 (he is listed as being "single")

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 September 1, 1862
Place New Orleans, La.
Age  
Cause

disease

(MASSCW, III:369)

Obituary  
Funeral  
Burial

Monument National Cemetery, Chalmette, La., section 64, stone numbered 5135.

(Roll of Honor, XXI:405; recorded as a Private in Co. I, 30th Mass.; date of death not recorded).

(Gravestone image in "Chalmette, Louisiana, Chalmette National Cemetery, 1864-2003," in Ancestry.com)

Survived by  

Additional Information

Stillman Willis has not been identified in the census or vital records, and the published accounts of his service are contradictory:

In a June, 1863 draft registration record, Stillman Willis, a 44 year old laborer, is recorded as a resident of Sudbury, Mass. serving in the 26th Regt. Later handwriting strikes his name and indicates that he was transferred (digital image, "U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865," Ancestry.com).

Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, V. 2, p. 623 (1870) records Stillman Willis' service in Co. F., 30th Mass., age 44, credited to or resident of Acton, mustered Nov. 22, 1864 [sic], died July 20, 1863, Baton Rouge, La.

Stillman Willis is listed as a Sudbury soldier in the 30th regiment in: The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1638-1889, by Alfred Sereno Hudson (1889), p. 550. The record states that he was mustered Jan. 4, 1862; expiration of service date is blank.

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See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War,  p. 121.

 

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