Civil War Records of James Brant


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl Sept. 4, 1861; must. Oct 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 must. out Aug. 26, 1865 Boxborough [credit Acton] farmer

age 18/20

MASSCW, 3:88
Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, 1:508

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


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI July 8, 1892 Invalid 1120647   NY  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  24 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic


Date April 13, 1899

Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, Plot 5707

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Additional Information

James Brant, age 19, is recorded in the 1860 census as a resident of Boxborough, Middlesex, Mass., in the household (no. 57/57) of E.L. Battles ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

His re-enlistment credited to Acton is recorded on: Copy of the Tabulated Record of Men who Re-enlisted in the 26th Mass. Vols. about Jan. 1, 1865, and were credited on Acton's quota, none of which have received a Town bounty (broadside, approx. 11.25x13 in., courtesy Brewster Conant).

In the 1890 veterans census, James P. Brant is recorded at 106 Somes St. in Brooklyn, New York (house 320/605) ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"


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