Civil War Records of Henry L. Bray


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Private, enl. April 15, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton    
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton gunsmith age 21
H 1st District of Columbia Cavalry Private; enl. at Augusta Maine on Feb. 11, 1864; must. Feb. 16, 1864 transferred to 1st Maine Cav. on Feb. 14, 1865 Skowhagen, Somerset County, Maine farmer

age 22 


M 1st Maine Cav. Feb. 14, 1865 must. out at Augusta on Aug. 1, 1865      

MASSCW, 1:381, 1:413
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 89

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 2 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): 26-27, 34-35 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
1st District of Columbia Cavalry
1st Maine Cav.
Aug. 29, 1887 Invalid 620 861 420 014 Maine  
March 12, 1888 Widow 368 921 251 034 Maine Phelena B. Bray

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  63 pages  (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date September 26, 1887
Place Skowhagen, Maine  (source: pension file) 
Survived by  

Additional Information

Although the pension file for Henry L. Bray does not mention service in the Sixth Massachusetts, the 1890 Veterans census records "Telena B. Gray" as the widow of Henry L. Bray of Co. E, Sixth Mass., in Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

Henry L Bray's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 89.



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