Civil War Records of Samuel R. Burroughs


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 24, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864; prom. Corpl. March 1, 1865 must. out Aug. 26, 1865 West Acton farmer

age 18

MASSCW, 3:89

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


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI Oct. 27, 1890 Invalid 868 772 828 632 MA  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  27 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 110 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 November 12, 1922
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 79
Obituary Concord Enterprise, Nov. 15, 1922 
Funeral Concord Enterprise, Nov. 22, 1922
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by daugther Elizabeth, and sister Mrs. Woodward

Additional Information

Saml R. Burroughs, age 17, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts in the 1860 federal census, in household (270/272) with G.C. Burroughs, age 59, a farmer, and Louisa J. Burroughs, age 49 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Samuel R. Burroughs is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

The name Samuel R. Burroughs 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: 42.


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