Civil War Records of Patrick Callan


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. and must. April 19, 1864; wounded Sept. 19, 1864 Winchester, Va. disch. for wounds July 31, 1865 Acton Center laborer

age 20

MASSCW, 3:89, as "Callam"

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
E 26th MVI Sept. 11, 1865 Invalid 88 417 64 299    
March 15, 1888 Widow 379 594 251 375 Mass. Honora Callan
Feb. 20, 1891 Minor 501 923   Mass. Wm. Mentzer, Guardian

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  16 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date February 20, 1888
Place Harvard, Mass.
Age 45
Cause phthisis

Ayer, Mass.

Survived by Honora Callan

Additional Information

Patrick Calanan [sic], age 27, born in Ireland, single, occupation Soldier, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton in the household (285/324) of William Haggerty (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 74).

Patrick Callan, a 45 year old married laborer, born in Ireland, died February 20, 1888 in Harvard, Mass., of phthisis, and was buried in Ayer, Mass. (Harvard death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 393, p. 508 [image],

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


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 45.


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