Civil War Records of Henry Brown


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. and must. Aug. 12, 1862 must. out Nov. 7, 1864 Acton clerk age 19
B 26th MVI 1st. Lieut.; comm. Nov. 18, 1864; must. Jan. 1, 1865; comm. Captain June 23, 1865, not must.; must. out Aug. 26, 1865 as 1st Lieut. Brevet Captain U.S. Vols. to date March 13, 1865 Acton   age 21
MASSCW, 3: 71,88

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 46-47


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E/B 26th MVI Jan. 5, 1905 Invalid 1 329 721 1 112 281 Minn.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  7 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date May 23, 1914

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

(source: pension file)

Survived by  

Additional Information

Henry Brown, age 20, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 5) of James Tuttle. In the same household was Varnum Robbins ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Henry Brown, age 21 (born in Lynn, Mass. to Isaac and Harriet Brown) married Carrie A. Brooks, age 19 (born in Stowe to Silas P. and Charlotte P. Brooks) on December 4, 1864 in Acton, Mass.  (Acton marriage register, in "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 172, p. 32 [image], According to documents in his pension file, they had one son, Fred Brown, born May 1868. Carrie Brown died and Henry Brown remarried. He and his second wife divorced in 1901.

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


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