Civil War Records of Charles A. Brooks


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 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 4, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Feb. 1, 1864 must. out Aug. 26, 1865 South Acton farmer

age 21

MASSCW, 1:381, 3:88

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): 26-27, 50-51, 52-53 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI March 7, 1891 Invalid 1001 855 915 819 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  56 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 24 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date September 13, 1899
Place Maynard, Mass.
Cause shock
Obituary Concord Enterprise, Sept. 14, 1899
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Charles A. Brooks, age 21, a wheelwright, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 368) with Amos Brooks, age 54, a wheelwright, and Alice A. Brooks, age 45  ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Charles A. Brooks is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,

The name Charles A. Brooks is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Discharge papers for Charles A. Brooks, from 26th Mass., Feb. 29, 1864 at New Orleans, by reason of his re-enlistment as a Veteran Volunteer  (AML 87.16).

Brown, Hometown Soldiers: 234-235.

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 41.


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