Civil War Records of George T. Ames


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence / Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton farmer age 18
MASSCW, 1:413

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): 34-35 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI May 5, 1897 Invalid 1 190 992 953 326 Mass.  

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

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 125 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 


Date March 15, 1924
Obituary Lowell Sun, March 17, 1924: 3.
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

George Theodore Ames was born in Lowell, Mass. on August 1, 1844 to parents Theodore and Charlotte H. Ames (source: birth certificate in pension file).

George Theadore Ames, age 11, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (no. 275/281) of Abel Jones. Also in the household were his mother Charlott Hapgood Ames and Frank Waldo Ames, age 8  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 34).

George T. Ames is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

He served as a trustee of the Acton Memorial Library from 1918 to 1923.

The name George T. Ames is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Biographical notes on the occasion of his 78th birthday, Concord Enterprise, August 9, 1922.