Civil War Records of Oscar Dwelley


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton moulder  


56th MVI Corpl.; enl. Dec. 21, 1863; must. Dec.28, 1863 must. out July 21, 1865, as Sergt. Acton moulder

age 38;

wounded June 17, 1864, Petersburg, Va.; prisoner July 30, 1864, Petersburg, Va.; exchanged Nov. 27, 1864

MASSCW, 1:414; 4:776

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


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
6th MVI
56th MVI
Oct. 30, 1881 Invalid 338 929 - Mass. -

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  17 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date May 11, 1883
Place Boston, Mass.
Age 56 years, 8 months, 24 days


(Boston death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 348 p. 131 [image],

Survived by  

Additional Information

Born in Eliott, Maine. (source: Boston death register and pension file).

Oscar Dwelley, age 36, a moulder, is recorded as a resident of Boston, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in residence with Catherine, age 30, born in Ireland, and four children, all born in Mass. ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Oscar Dwelley, age 39, a moulder, is recorded as a resident of Acton in the 1865 state census, in household with Catherine Maria Clotilda Dwelley, age 41, and four children (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 76).

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


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 14, 75.



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