Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|Private; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Acton||age 23|
|K||7th Calif. Inf.||Private; enl. Nov. 2, 1864; must. Nov. 21, 1864.||died at Fort Mason, Ariz. Terr., of disease, Feb. 18, 1866||Gibsonville, Calif.|
Fletcher, Acton in History: 289;
Records of California Men: 793, 883.
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||February 18, 1866|
Fort Mason, Arizona Territory (source: service record)
|Burial||Calabasas Cemetery, Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Grave is not marked. (source: www.findagrave.com)|
Born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire (service record).
Saml E. Wilson, a 22 year old miller, is recorded as a resident of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 322) of Daniel Wetherbee ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
The enlistment of Samuel Wilson in Co. E, 6th Mass. Regiment, is noted in the 1862/63 annual report for the Town of Acton: 17.
The name Samuel E. Wilson is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
James Fletcher identifies the Samuel E. Wilson on the library memorial tablet as Samuel E. Wilson, Co. K, 7th California Regiment, died Feb. 1866 at Fort Yuma, California (Fletcher, Acton in History: 289).
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