Civil War Records of John B. Cram

John B. Cram, photograph from the Acton Memorial Library archives


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 must. out Aug. 26, 1865 Newbury, Vt. farmer

age 18;

wounded Oct. 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Va.

MASSCW, 3:89

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


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI July 30, 1877 Invalid 239 801 158 017    
July 9, 1902 Widow 766 068 563 605 N.H. Mary E. Cram

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  14 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date May 6, 1902
Place Troy, N.H.  (source: statement of Andrew Heath in pension file)
Survived by widow Mary E. Cram

Additional Information

Photograph above: Acton Memorial Library archives, 1990.1.1.17.

John Cram was born March, 1843 in New Hamsphire  ("1900 United States Federal Census,"

He was the brother of George B. Cram (affidavit of John B. Cram in George B. Cram pension file).

John Cram, age 6 (b. New Hampshire) is recorded as a resident of Concord, Mass. in the 1850 federal census, in the household (27/43) of Mary M. Cram, age 40 (b. Vermont). Also in the household was George Cram, age 9 (b. New Hampshire) and William H. Cram, age 3 (b. Mass.) ("1850 United States Federal Census,"

John Cram, age 12, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 89) of Andrew Hapgood  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 15.)

John Cramm, age 17, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton (dwelling 193) in the 1860 federal census ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

John Cram, age 26 (b. New Hampshire) is recorded as an inhabitant of Dalton, New Hampshire in the 1870 federal census (household 112/118). Also in the household was Emily Cram, age 24 ("1870 United States Federal Census,"

According to documents in his pension file, John Cram's first wife was Emily Cram (Brown). He married Mary E. Snell August 15, 1888. This was his second marriage and her fourth. He had one child, Emily Cram, born May 5, 1890, and she retained custody of a minor child from a previous marriage, Ethel B. Eaton.

John C. [sic] Cram, age 57, is recorded as an inhabitant of Troy, New Hampshire in the 1900 federal census. Also in the household (no. 128/140) was his wife Mary E. Cram, age 46 (mother of three living children); daughter Emely M. Cram, age 10; and stepdaughter Eathel B. Eaton, age 20  ("1900 United States Federal Census,"

The name John B. Cram is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


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