Civil War Records of Chellis C. Byam


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (100 Days) Private; enl. July 15, 1864; must. July 18, 1864 must. out Oct. 27, 1864 Acton farmer age 18
  15th Batt. MLA Private; enl. and must. Nov. 26, 1864 must. out Aug. 4, 1865 Lowell farmer age 18; also U.S. Navy, after the War
MASSCW, 1:449

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 30-31 (PDF*)


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

6th MVI
15th Batt. MLA
Navy (Piscataquia and Iroquois)
Aug. 18, 1892 Invalid 10 047 255 1129 399 Mass. C2,486,234

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  6 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Burial Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Mass.

(National Graves Registration Database
[website], Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,
Survived by  

Additional Information

Chellis (or Chelles) Carpenter Byam was born March 8, 1847 to Stillman and Mary Ann Byam in Chelmsford, Mass. Before enlistment he resided in Acton and Lowell, Mass. From 1867 to 1879, he served in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the service, Chellis Byam resided in Lowell, Andover, Boston and Somerville, Mass. (pension file).

Chellis C. Byam is recorded as a resident of Somerville, Mass. in the 1890 veterans schedules (household 192/261) ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"


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