Civil War Records of Isaac S. Ford

Isaac S. Ford


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes


Coast Guard Maine Vol. Inf.

Private; enl. Dec. 24, 1864 at Augusta, Maine; must. Jan. 7. 1865 disch. July 7, 1865 at Augusta, Maine   farmer  

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 3 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


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


Coast Guard Maine Inf.

Feb. 3, 1904 Invalid 1 308 376 1 079 498 Mass. XC901-590 file at Veteran's Affairs

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  107 pages (PDF), received from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 58 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

Fifteen members of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R. in front of the Telephone Office Building, West Acton, on May 30, 1924 (photograph, Acton Memorial Library archives, 24.1.1)

Personal War Sketch


Date June 7, 1934
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 86
Cause senility
Obituary Concord Enterprise, June 13, 1934
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by Ada, his wife

Additional Information

According to documents in his pension file, Isaac S. Ford was born May 21, 1848 in Sumner, Maine to parents Howland Ford and Tamer White. He served in the Coast Guard infantry from December 1864 to July 1865. In March 1873 he married Ada Isabel Ryerson, also a native of Sumner, Maine. After their marriage, the couple settled in South Acton where Isaac worked as a sorter in the woolen mill. He died June 7, 1934 in South Acton and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

After he died, only two members of the Isaac Davis G.A.R. Post remained, George L. Towne and Aaron Jones Fletcher.


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