Civil War Records of John A. Brown


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Stow    
E 26th MVI enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom. Corpl. Nov. 1, 1861; Sergt., April 30, 1863; re-enlis. Jan. 1, 1864; wounded Sept. 19,1864, Winchester, Va; died Dec. 8, 1864 Stow farmer died of wounds Dec. 8, 1864, Winchester, Va.
MASSCW, 1:382, 3:89

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


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  None found

Grand Army of the Republic



Date December 8, 1864
Place in hospital, at Winchester, Va.
Age 25
Cause wound received in the battle of Winchester


(Hanson, Historical Sketch of the Old Sixth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers: 111)

Survived by  

Additional Information

The 1862/63 annual town report for the Town of Acton (p. 18) records John A. Brown's service in the 26th, with the note "not credited to this town by the State Authorities."

The death of John Brown is mentioned in a letter dated December 21, 1864 from Lydia Lucinda Fletcher to her son Aaron Jones Fletcher.

The 1864/65 annual town report for the Town of Acton (p. 17) records the death of John A. Brown, "color bearer in Co. E, 26th Regt."


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