Civil War Records of John F. Blood, Jr.


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Corp.; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton   age 26

26th MVI

Private; enl. Sept. 6, 1861; must. Oct. 23, 1861; prom. Corp. Nov. 1, 1861 discharged for disability Sept. 26, 1862 at New Orleans, La. Acton farmer age 26
MASSCW, 1:381, 3:88

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): 26-27, 50-51 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI
26th MVI
Sept. 21, 1863 Invalid 32 921 36 421    
April 23, 1891 Widow 510 285 353 492 Mass. Emma F. Blood

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  4 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 72 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

Personal War Sketch


Date March 19, 1891
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 56 years, 1 month, 21 days
Cause pneumonia
Funeral Concord Enterprise, March 27, 1891
Survived by Emma F. Blood

Additional Information

John F. Blood was born in Concord to parents John F. Blood and Eliza A. Buttrick (source: Acton death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 419, p. 71, in

John Blood, a 20 year old farmer, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 73) of Simon Tuttle  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 13.)

John Blood, age 25 year old farmer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 30) of James Harris, which also included Francis E. Harris  ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

John F. Blood is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

John F. Blood, a 56 year old married farmer, died February 19, 1891, in Acton, Mass., of pneumonia (Acton death register).

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."



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