Civil War Records of William Chaplin, Jr.


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton carpenter  
E 6th MVI (100 days) Corpl.; enl. July 8, 1864; must. July 18, 1864

must. out Oct. 27, 1864

Acton carpenter

age 24

MASSCW, 1:414, 449

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): 34-35 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI March 16, 1882 Invalid 443 150 277 575 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  2 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 43 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 July 10, 1927
Place Concord Junction, Mass.
Age 86
Obituary Concord Enterprise, July 13, 1927
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by

Additional Information

Wm Chaplin, age 20, a farm laborer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 275) with William Chaplin, age 49, a farmer, and Sophia Chaplin, age 42. Also in the household was his brother Waldo Chaplin ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

The name William Chaplin, Jr. is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

"Saves From Pension to Provide Fund to Care For Graves of Comrades," Boston Globe, June 3, 1923.



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