Civil War Records of James J. Carney

James J. Carney, photo from Acton Enterprise, June 14, 1916


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence / Credit Occupation Notes
B 2nd MVI Private; enl. and must. May 30, 1861; transf. to Veteran Reserve Corp. Sep. 1, 1863 must. out May 23, 1864, as Priv. of 38th Battln. V.R.C. Lowell cordwaine

age 20;

wounded near Winchester, Va., May 24 or 25, 1862; at Antietam, Md., Sept 17, 1862; and at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863

MASSCW, 1:81

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 70-71, 72-73 (PDF)


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



2nd MVI

18th Reg. VRC

38th Co. 2nd Batt. VRC

August 30, 1867 Invalid 128 317 88 966 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  11 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 90 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 May 25, 1925
Place Maynard, Mass.
Age 83

Maynard News, May 29, 1925

Survived by  

Additional Information

News item:  "The Boys of '61: James J. Carney."  Acton Enterprise, June 14, 1916.

News item:  "Celebrated Passing of 80th Milestone," Maynard News, March 8, 1922.


See also:

Robert J. Kenney Jr. The Lives of James Carney and Ann Elizabeth Gallagher. Baltimore: Otter Bay Books, 2020.

Brown, Hometown Soldiers: 67-72; photograph of James Carney in 1915: 220.